Early in Career - EMEA Sales/Business Associate

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Full-time
  • Department: Sales/Sales Operations

Company Description

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.

Job Description

Your Career

As part of our sales  team, you are empowered with unmatched systems and tools, including constantly updated research and sales libraries and a team built on joint success. 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. To thrive in this environment you are driven by a solutions-focused  environment and find fulfillment in working with clients/internal stakeholders to resolve incredibly complex cyberthreats. 

The purpose of this role is to accelerate the development of diverse, early in career professionals into impactful and successful future leaders of Palo Alto Networks. There will be dedicated learning opportunities to cover topics such as Sales Acumen, Cybersecurity Industry Knowledge, Palo Alto Networks Products Knowledge, Leadership Skills, and Internal Tools and Processes. We will have a structured and collaborative mentorship assignment to ensure positive experiences throughout the program.Our goal is to provide a memorable, impactful, and diverse experience to allow successful applicants to secure their careers with Palo Alto Networks. To fit in this role, you are personable, willing to ask questions, always learning, have a strong work ethic, are persistent, and coachable. You are confident in who you are and able to enjoy the personable interactions that come with a job in sales. Becoming a part of the team means you will be surrounded by amazing, smart and hardworking, teammates and that’s a great place to be. Plus, the added bonus of changing the world? Now that's just icing on the cake.

Your Impact 

  • Market the company’s products and/or services via telephone and email, often cold-calling leads to gauge interest and create opportunity
  • Generate prospective customers through cold calling and lead qualification from Marketing programs and promotions
  • Direct Pre-Qualified Leads (PQL) to a specific Sales District with high efficiency and prioritization
  • Follow up on pre-qualified leads with the sales team to ensure they are processed timely and lead to pipeline creation
  •  Document all activities and customer interactions in Salesforce.com
  • Set appointments for both Field and Inside Sales Representatives, Account Executives, and prospective clients
  • Identify client needs, provide guidance and information around our products and services with the goal of increasing customer satisfaction
  • Build long-term relationships with clients, partners, and internal stakeholders
  • Seek and develop new business opportunities in the market
  • Report to the Business Development Manager on (weekly/monthly/quarterly) sales results
  • Stay up-to-date with new products and services, including capabilities and pricing, and on cybersecurity industry trends
  • Be a high energy individual with a strong desire to achieve top results with a dependable, positive “can-do" attitude over the phone and in-person
  • Consistently meet or exceed metrics set by leaders and managers


Your Experience

  • Previous work experience in inbound and outbound calls and inquiries a plus

  • Ability to understand technical concepts, possess an enthusiasm for technology and to articulate clearly to all levels of technical aptitude

  • Ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment

  • Intern experience as a Business Development Representative, Sales Account Executive or related role preferred

  • Familiarity with Google Sheets (analyzing spreadsheets and charts)

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

  • Ability to deliver engaging presentations

Additional Information

The Team

Our sales team members work hand-in-hand with large organizations around the world to keep their digital environments protected. We educate, inspire, and empower our potential clients in their journey to security. 

As part of our sales team, you are empowered with unmatched systems and tools, constantly updated research and sales libraries, and a team built on joint success. 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 sales team, you are motivated by a solutions-focused sales environment and find fulfillment in working with clients to resolve incredibly 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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at [email protected]

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.


  • Our recruiters review your application

  • If a suitable match we will follow up and arrange pre-screening

  • Assessment Days are being held virtually throughout September-November 2020

  • Closing Date for Applications November 16th

  • Flexible start date: December 2020- February 2021

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