District Sales Manager - Enterprise Acquisition Sales

    • PaloAlto Networks
  • Posted 49 days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
USD 317,000.00 - 435,800.00 per year
Full Time


Palo Alto
Training and development
Sales management
Lead generation
Inside sales
Complex sales
Network security
Cyber security
Google Tag Manager (GTM)
Computer networking

Job Details


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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

Your Career

As a member of our sales leadership team, you will build and drive regional major account sales teams to exceed company objectives while growing your region according to plan. You'll be responsible for building a high-performance sales culture that delivers results in bookings, sales development, and forecast accuracy while simultaneously mentoring and developing your team members to accomplish individual and organizational goals. It will be required that you track sales activity, provide sales projects, and create and analyze metrics.

A challenge inspires you, rather than intimidates you, and you aren't afraid of setting accelerated goals to drive you to succeed. More than that, you are motivated by empowering our clients to meet their cybersecurity needs and you are driven with an encompassing passion for solutions selling. You're not afraid of addressing the critical challenges they are facing within digital transactions - and really, you thrive on the pressure.

We are seeking someone who is driven and excited for the opportunity to build and lead some of the key relationships. You will lead a highly motivated team to successfully strategize and execute against the goals and sales targets for the acquisition business. You will work closely and collaboratively with our sales and ecosystem teams to develop GTM plans to penetrate new clients including bookings and pipeline goals as well as executing the plans.

Your Impact

  • Responsible for building and developing a team of quota carrying and lead generation sales professionals
  • Own and drive revenue outcomes within the assigned region, territories, and/or district, exceeding personal and team sales quotas and goals
  • Review weekly forecast and business outcomes with representatives and sales leaders
  • Coach, develop, and mentor representatives to success in all aspects of the sales cycle - lead generation, qualification, forecasting, and closing opportunities, while using our channel/partner network
  • Build sales analysis for insight into weekly, monthly and quarterly execution and strategies
  • Attend weekly regional forecast and management calls to provide Inside Sales perspective
  • Work closely with other District Sales Managers on crafting business strategy to accomplish company goals
  • Required to stay knowledgeable and up-to-date on product roadmap, industry changes, and competitive landscapes
  • Proven ability to bring disruptive innovation and creativity to the senior sales team and foster and promote a "growth-mindset"
  • In-depth knowledge of how relevant enterprise companies leverage security solutions and be able to help translate complex technical benefits to solve business problems - you will assist your team interfacing with technical and executive-level stakeholders
  • You have a demonstrated passion for the acquisition space and you are excited about the prospect of scaling a new team and accustomed to working in a fast-paced environment with a build as you go process

Your Experience

  • Sales experience and management experience - preferably experience handling both quotas carrying and lead generation inside sales teams
  • Enterprise sales experience required - networking or network security industries strongly preferred
  • Experience with channel and partner sales models
  • Consistently achieved sales goals through your leadership and personal goals
  • Able to learn new technology quickly, as well as adapt to changing needs
  • Hired, developed and retained successful sales talent
  • Deep understanding of enterprise sales methodology that you can translate and coach others in
  • Built strong cross-functional relationships across clients, partners, and internal teams
  • Previous practice in Salesforce.com
  • 25% quarterly travel within region

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.

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 .

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.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/com-missioned roles) is expected to be between $317,000/yr to $435,800/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here .