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Competitive Strategy Analyst

Company: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Your Career Palo Alto Networks is building a world-class product management organization and continues to look for top-notch talent to expand the team. As a Competitive Strategy Analyst at Palo Alto Networks, you will be responsible for defining the future of network security and continuing to drive innovation into our network security portfolio. This role provides you an opportunity to define the future of the network security industry by solving key problems for our customers and reestablishing what's possible in this space. You will be responsible for analyzing a set of competitors to provide product managers and engineering leadership with an objective assessment of Palo Alto Networks' position in the market. You will help maintain our position as the market leader as well as educate internal teams on the competitive landscape. To be successful in this position, you must possess a combination of strong technical skills, analytical skills, as well as a passion for cybersecurity while bridging customer business requirements with key competitive and market trends. You have a track record of building actionable competitive analysis, conducting hands-on testing of competitor products, and collaborating with key stakeholders. Your Impact

  • This is a strategic role centered around helping position Palo Alto Networks' advantages in a highly competitive industry.
  • This role reports to the Senior Manager of Competitive Strategy for our Network Security business unit and provides insights on competitor strategies, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, and strategic plans.
  • This role is a combination of strategic and hands-on responsibilities that include analyzing product functionality, capabilities, and platforms at the technical feature level.
  • The successful candidate will be very clear-minded, inventive, collaborative, data-driven, objective, and able to see trends before they happen.
  • You'll help develop our forward-looking product strategies with the product leaders, providing enough tension in the process to ensure a great outcome, yet collaborative to arrive at unified recommendations. Your Experience
    • BS/MS or equivalent experience required
    • 3+ years in the cybersecurity industry
    • Must have competitive intelligence experience in cybersecurity
    • Very strong (written and verbal) communication and presentation skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills contributing to cross-functional teams
    • Experience in fast-paced environments with overlapping projects/deliverables
    • Passion for working with technical individuals and a proven ability to distill complex concepts into easy-to-understand creative analysis
    • A consultative approach and an aptitude for translating market dynamics into actionable recommendations
    • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills required 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. Palo Alto Networks is evolving and changing the nature of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. From benefits to learning, location to leadership, we've rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks.And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, 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. Covid-19 Vaccination Information for Palo Alto Networks Jobs
      • Vaccine requirements and disclosure obligations vary by country.
      • Unless applicable law requires otherwise, you must be vaccinated for COVID or qualify for a reasonable accommodation if:
        • The job requires accessing a company worksite
        • The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
        • You choose to access a Palo Alto Networks worksite
        • If you have questions about the vaccine requirements of this particular position based on your location or job requirements, please inquire with the recruiter.

Keywords: Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Santa Clara , Competitive Strategy Analyst, Professions , Santa Clara, California

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