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Lead, Strategy and Transformation

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Our TeamOur Business organization, led by our President, is the heart and soul of Palo Alto Networks with 3K+ employees spread across Sales, Support, and Services. The Business organization tackles cross-functional strategic initiatives across Sales, Product, Marketing, Finance, and People teams. We are a "Special Forces" Strategy team that will tackle the most mission-critical and challenging initiatives in the Business organization to drive and support our industry-leading growth. This team will roll up directly to our President and will have unprecedented access to the CEO and Executives. We work on projects that move the needle, have major C-level "pull" and impact the company's overall trajectory. We operate in an "unpolitical" and meritocratic environment as a tight-knit unit with a supportive, learning-oriented culture that enables our team members to thrive. Over time, we expect "graduates" from our Strategy team to take on important roles across the Business and the company and commit to coaching and supporting you on your journey!Your ImpactPalo Alto Networks is scaling its business strategy organization and looking for its next senior leader. Your work as a Strategy Lead will directly and visibly contribute to our overall strategy and success. You will work as part of a case team and work directly with the senior leaders in the organization to solve complex strategy problems that are on top-of-mind for our executives.Structure and break down complex business problems, develop a hypothesis, drive analysis and deliver recommendationsWork collaboratively across a cross-functional set of stakeholders to gather the right information, pressure test your hypothesis, co-create deliverables, accelerate execution and unlock valueDevelop and present high-quality recommendation and deliverables (PPT, Word, etc.) for executive level consumptionSupport strategy / business planning processes and assist with developing strategic capabilities across the organizationDrive change across the organization and be willing to wear multiple hats (strategy development, project management and execution) to do it what it takes to "move the needle"Provide coaching and mentoring to leads and associates on the team and take personal interest in their growth in the organizationYour Experience3-5 years relevant work experience post MBA with at least 2 years in management consulting (McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, etc.), private equity or top-tier tech strategy or "bizops" functions (Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc.)MBA graduate from a top-tier B- school or similar academic credentials or "direct promote" in ConsultingEffective verbal and written communication ability and comfort with both business and technical discussions with senior audiencesExperience in building relationships and leading through influenceExperience managing projects and large-scale transformationsGreat teammate, willing to passionately roll up their sleeves and work cross-functionally to get things doneSelf-starter who thrives in fast-paced, high-growth environments with minimal supervisionExpertise in the Enterprise technology industry is a must, knowledge of cybersecurity industry is a plus but not required

Keywords: Palo Alto Networks, Santa Clara , Lead, Strategy and Transformation, Other , Santa Clara, California

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