Named Account Manager

Palo Alto Networks - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we’re looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Your Career

The Named Account Business is a significant driver of company revenue and growth. As an experienced and dynamic sales professional, you’re responsible for leading and driving sales engagements. You’re motivated by the desire to solve critical challenges facing our customer’s secure environment, so you’re prepared to connect them with a solution for every stage of threat prevention.

You’ll be responsible for meeting and exceeding your quota by crafting and implementing strategic territory plans targeting deployments of the Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Security Platform. This is a unique opportunity for a closer with a go-getter mentality to win business and market share by actively displacing competing technologies. Oh, and did we say you love to sell? Because selling is what gets you out of bed every morning. This is not just a career – it’s a meaningful challenge that impacts our lives in the digital age.

Your Impact

Perform high-level sales planning, leading to accurate forecasting of the business
Build a fundamental understanding of security threats, solutions, security tools or network technologies
Generate volume opportunities to deliver a predictable book of business and drive forecast accuracy
Engage a programmatic approach to demand generate, develop, and expand your territory
In close partnership with your Systems Engineer, you’ll demonstrate mid-market account selling strategies into a mix of install base and competitively held private companies
Communicate value propositions to clients and stakeholders that speak intimately to their needs and requirements
Bring to bear all cross-functional resources to achieve your quota: inside sales, channel systems engineering, field marketing,cyber security sales specialists, the services team, sales ops (including deal desk and the response team), and others
Stay updated on industry news and trends, and how they affect Palo Alto Networks products and services
Travel as necessary within your territory, and to company-wide meetings
Your Experience

BS technical degree or equivalent and consider yourself technical enough to cover some accounts while your SE is busy assisting others
Understand how to win by using Channel partners, and are comfortable with a channel-centric go-to market approach
Demonstrated ability to segment accounts across territory and dig in using entire ecosystem with specific focus on partners and marketing (1 to many)
Have and are able to lead all aspects of the sales cycle with the ability of uncovering, qualifying, developing, and closing new, white-space territories and accounts
History of exceeding your quota for at least 8+ years
Possess a successful track record selling complex-solutions directly to mid-market customers
Excellent time management skills, and work with high levels of autonomy and self-direction
Highly competitive, ramp quickly, extremely adaptive, and pride yourself on exceeding production goals
The Team

As part of our Systems Engineering team, you’ll support the sales team with technical expertise and guidance when establishing trust with key clients. You won’t find someone at Palo Alto Networks that isn’t committed to your success – with everyone pitching in to assist when it comes to solutions selling, learning, and development. As a member of our systems engineering team, you are motivated by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredible complex cyberthreats.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together.

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Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.