Palo Alto Networks Senior Product Public Relations Manager (Americas) in Santa Clara, California

Senior Product Public Relations Manager (Americas)

Marketing & Advertising

Santa Clara, California

Description

Palo Alto Networks® is the fastest-growing security company in history. We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you!

We are seeking a Senior Product PR Manager for its Americas region - including US, Latin America and Canada. The work includes product roll-outs, threat intelligence research, channel partners, strategic partnerships and awards, working with our agency partners. The Americas PR lead works as part of a global communications team to develop and execute engaging programs that support the company’s aggressive business objectives. The role serves as an important partner to the analyst relations and social media teams and the broader corporate communications team, business units and marketing teams.

The focus of the role will be to promote Palo Alto Networks customers, researchers, partners and products to help prevent successful cybersecurity attacks. This includes topic areas such as the cloud security, threat landscape and digital transformation.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and place integrated PR campaigns that tell the Palo Alto Networks story in a compelling, digital way, highlighting our innovation, customers, partners and influencers.

  • Manage US channel communications in conjunction with the Palo Alto Networks channel team.

  • Develop an awards program to ensure that Palo Alto Networks is recognized nationally for its accomplishments.

  • Work closely with the business to identify trends that demonstrate Palo Alto Networks leadership.

  • Manage local agency relationships, as an extension of the team, providing strategic direction and motivating them toward success.

  • Train and mentor company spokespeople to deliver consistent and compelling messages.

  • Cultivate and engage relevant influencers to be evangelists.

  • Support the partner ecosystem through announcements and campaigns.

  • Support Palo Alto Networks user conferences, Ignite, which attracts thousands of attendees as well as industry events.

Qualifications

  • B.A. in communications, journalism, marketing or business preferred.

  • 10+ years of public relations experience at PR agencies and/or in-house.

  • Ability to manage agency relationships and ensure program remains within budget

  • Able to coach and mentor direct reports or other junior team members as appropriate

  • Demonstrated business and tech industry acumen.

  • Track record of counseling senior executives and establishing trusted and productive relationships.

  • Excellent operational skills.

  • Built and maintained positive relationships with business and broadcast media.

  • Passion for storytelling and identifying trends that resulted in features in business and broadcast press.

  • Background in enterprise software and/or cloud computing a plus.

  • Proven experience in developing content, including blogs, bylines.

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, with attention to detail.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, with a desire to own projects from start to finish.

  • Outstanding project management skills and resourcefulness under tight deadlines.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity.

  • Creative and strategic approach to problem-solving.

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a global team.

  • Thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.

  • The position is based in Santa Clara.

  • Periodic travel is required

We provide competitive compensation, generous benefits and a professional atmosphere. This is a very collaborative and inclusive work environment where strong individuals will have an opportunity to grow their careers through working with some of the most advanced technology and talented professionals in the business.

Learn more about Palo Alto Networks here at https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/company and check out our fast facts at https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/company/company-fast-facts

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