Director / Sr Dir, Global Public Policy
A$ A' "A' ?Company DescriptionOur MissionAt Palo Alto NetworksA' (R) everything starts and ends with our mission:Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren't easy goals to accomplish - but we're not here for easy. We're here for better. 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.Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We're changing the nature of 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.Your CareerThis position will join a team of international peers on our Cybersecurity Strategy & Global Policy team. This position will be part of a fast-moving, collaborative legal team that impacts all policy and government affairs. The team is focused on engaging in the development and implementation of legislation, policies, regulations and programs aligned with the company's strategic interests. We also build trusted relationships with government officials to create meaningful partnerships while expanding our global visibility and reputation as the global cybersecurity leader.Job DescriptionThe Director or Senior Director, Global Public Policy, in support of the Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy, will expand and manage the international policy practice in a fast-growing, impactful global cybersecurity company. The person will support strategic business, engage on strategic policies, and build/maintain strategic relationships for the company in international markets.You should be based in Washington, DC, or Santa Clara, CA.The successful candidate for this role will be a seasoned international cybersecurity policy professional with extensive expertise and experience in these activities. We are seeking a colleague who enjoys working independently but is committed to working collaboratively in a team environment within a fast-paced and dynamic company, and who is enthusiastic about developing practical approaches to policy issues. He/she should have a solid understanding of policymaking institutions and substantive personal connections among relevant policymakers and influencers.The Director or Senior Director, Global Policy will report to the VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy and coordinate closely with team members in EMEA and JAPAC.Your ImpactStrategic relationships/engagement - build upon existing relationships and identify new key officials, organizations, and other stakeholders with whom Palo Alto Networks should engage to increase the visibility of the company in cybersecurity-related communities; develop and execute a detailed plan for engagementStrategic policies - Monitor and shape current and emerging public policy issues impactful to the company and our customers, including on cybersecurity, certifications, data flows, cloud, privacy and other policies in priority countries, in collaboration with local team members as appropriate, and develop and execute strategies to engage on these policies in the company's interestStrategic business facilitation - Support efforts of Policy and Public Sector teams globally to facilitate business conversations with senior government officials, government CIOs, and other cybersecurity stakeholders of public sector organizationsProvide public policy advice to internal business leaders and work collaboratively with business units (including legal, regulatory, marketing, product management, sales, and others) to ensure that Palo Alto Networks has the information needed to make strategic decisions with critical impact on the company's business modelBuild and maintain global network of US and foreign government officials and related influencers in academia and the private sectorContribute to development of company's baseline policy positions to use domestically and globally, to ensure consistent messaging and advocacy across bordersPartner/coordinate closely with Global Policy team members in EMEA, JAPAC, and the United States to ensure globally consistent messaging and approachesLiaise internally with other corporate functions to identify key areas of focus and provide timely public policy positions, insights, and written materials in relation to those identified areas, related business initiatives, and government regulatory activitiesPresent company's policy positions via written position papers and comments, meetings, briefings, technical exchanges, and via multiplier organizations (eg trade and industry associations); present at conferences and related opportunitiesSupport VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Global Policy, CSO team, and other senior executives in their efforts to increase company name recognition and operational relationshipsIdentify thought leadership opportunities and operational partnerships appropriate for the company's EMEA CSO, Unit 42 threat research team, and other expertsContribute to briefing papers, speeches and materials for senior executives, as neededQualificationsYour Experience10-15+ years of relevant international cybersecurity policy or technology policy experience (experience working in both government and industry preferred) Strong background engaging on cybersecurity, data flows, cloud, data localization, and related government policies globallyExtensive network of US and foreign government, academic, and industry cybersecurity-related experts and influencersTrack record supporting sales teams and passion for building strategic business relationshipsDemonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships and consensus with a variety of constituencies both inside and outside an organizationExperience managing large, cross-functional, and globally dispersed teams, projects, and programsHigh degree of entrepreneurship, leadership, independent negotiation, and decision-making skillsExcellent communication skills: writing, verbal, and presentationsExcellent interpersonal, relationship management, team, and diplomatic skillsExcellent business judgment, strategic thinking skills, superior work ethic, attention to detail and quality, able to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressureCommitment to Palo Alto Networks company values of disruption, execution, collaboration, integrity and inclusionAbility to work across multiple time zones, countries, and culturesAdvanced degree in international relations, public policy, or related fieldInternational and domestic travel requiredOverseas living experience and/ or language abilities preferredAdditional InformationOur CommitmentWe'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 accommodations@.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.Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $164,600/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. 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