Senior Program Manager, Event Center of Excellence
Company: Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 3, 2021
This role is in the Event and Executive Briefing Program
Strategy & Operations team and will be responsible for generating,
rolling out and maintaining all Event Center of Excellence
resources to enable scalable and repeatable event production across
Palo Alto Networks.
As part of the Center of Excellence program, this role will act
as the Event Technologist as well as lead our Global Event Council
In this role, you will develop, lead and maintain the event
Center of Excellence program and all associated deliverables. You
have a strategic approach to managing programs for scalability and
repeatability as well as developing processes.
This role is part project manager, part process excellence and
part technologist and requires outstanding organizational and
prioritization skills. Broad marketing and event management
experience are expected, but this position requires specific
skills, including project management, process and documentation
development, and proven success with cross-functional work
experience leading teams toward a project goal.
You are an experienced event/marketing professional with a
proven track record of defining and delivering impactful tools,
processes, resource kits, etc. The ideal candidate has an event
marketing background, is a highly motivated, extremely organized
individual with experience managing complex projects with multiple
stakeholders across the globe. You will utilize your attention to
detail, your experience in program and project management, and your
excellent written communication skills to ensure high quality
Engage key stakeholders across the organization and the globe to
curate best practices, understand needs/gaps, introduce
processes/tools and gain alignment
Identify event 'self-production' needs and manage development
process for all processes, kits, tools, resources and best
practices. Internally identify the right partners to provide input
and collaborate with on development.
Own the Global Event Council program, including developing
engaging topics and a content calendar for monthly meetings,
ensuring ongoing two-way communication and engagement, and
cultivating an active community.
Schedule and run conference calls and meetings with key
participants including meeting agendas, resources and meeting
Hands-on, development and management of all Events Center of
Excellence materials including tool kits, check lists, how-to's,
best practice documentation
Leverage and amplify Voice of the Customer through-out the
global event community
Partner with Event, GTM and Marketing Operations teams to ensure
consistent, scalable and connected process flows, tools and
Coordinate with Event Managers to ensure quality control on
event calendar, Internal web pages and Event Google Calendar
Work closely with event leaders to understand key event
challenges, technology and process gaps and inefficiencies with the
aim of creating a roadmap to address them.
Manage event technology vendors (such as registration, mobile
app developers, meeting platform, etc.) including managing
contracts and renewals, feature implementation, QBR process and
- Research, vet and onboard new tools, ensuring the event team is
at the forefront of new offerings and resources
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