Regional Sales Manager - SD-WAN
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Employees can work remotely
- Department: Sales/Sales Operations
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.
Working hand-in-hand with a Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for delivering new clients in our growing territories. You are the primary point-of-contact for all accounts and are accountable for delivering at above quota sales performance in your region. You are motivated by a hunger to tackle critically difficult challenges that face our clients. You develop trusted relationships at a high, executive level, focusing on the strategic nature of the partnership. This means that you have a concrete understanding of our product suites, particularly our SDWAN solution, and are able to help identify areas that can be resolved by Palo Alto Networks solutions.
Additionally, your credibility will guide your customers in their search to transition to a more secure online environment. You feel empowered by our product offerings – and love a technical challenge.
Develop and maintain detailed account profiles including organizational charts for all accounts to be reviewed by management on a quarterly basis
Facilitate communication on strategic and tactical issues facing our clients and partners
Maintain continuity and up-to-date knowledge of industry trends, technical developments, and governmental regulations that affect target markets
Develop market strategies and goals for each product and service; understand the strategies, goals, and objectives of accounts
Lead coordinating account strategy and tactics for sales support team (inside sales, systems engineering, sales management)
Take full responsibility for accurate sales forecasting by demonstrating in-depth knowledge of sales cycles from initial contact through the procurement process
Extensive domestic travel and possible International travel as necessary
BS technical degree or equivalent experience
5+ years of exceeding sales quota as a Major or Large Account Manager, Channel Account Manager, or Territory Account Manager for a multinational company
5 years IT sales experience as a direct contributor
Deep understanding of channel partners and a channel centric go to market approach
Knowledgeable in Complex Solution Sales methodology
Have sold network infrastructure-based security appliances including but not limited to: Firewalls, SSL/IPSec VPNs, Security Proxies and Caches
Practical knowledge of routing and switching products installed adjacent to the Palo Alto Networks appliances
In-depth knowledge of how specific industries might use security solutions
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.
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. 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.