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Copy of Business Development Representative

Company: Palo Alto Networks Inc.
Location: Reston
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Description

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.

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 Career

Being a Business Development Representative (BDR) is challenging but equally extremely rewarding. As a BDR, you will have the opportunity to be a key contributor to PAN's sales pipeline and revenue growth through lead qualification

We are out to fulfill our company mission with the strongest products in the industry. Being a BDR means handling rejection well, but persevering, regardless. It means cold-calling, selling, and pitching our products to people who are under tremendous pressure to secure their digital environments. And it means sticking with it with a level of tenacity defined only by your commitment to seeing a sale through.

To fit in this role, you are personable, willing to ask questions, always learning, have a strong work ethic, are persistent, and coachable. You are confident in who you are and able to enjoy the personable interactions that come with a job in sales. Becoming a part of the team means you will be surrounded by amazing, smart and hardworking, teammates and that's a great place to be. Plus, the added bonus of changing the world? Now that's just icing on the cake.

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.

Your Impact

Direct Sales Qualified Leads (SQL's) to a specific Sales District with high efficiency and prioritization

Market the company's products and/or services via telephone and email, often cold-calling leads to gauge interest and create opportunity

Generate prospective customers through cold calling and lead qualification from Marketing programs and promotions

Follow up on pre-qualified leads with the sales team to ensure they are processed timely and lead to pipeline creation

Document all activities and customer interactions in Salesforce.com

Set appointments for both Field and Inside Sales Representatives, Account Executives, and prospective clients

Identify client needs, provide guidance and information around our products and services with the goal of increasing customer satisfaction

Build long-term relationships with clients, partners, and internal stakeholders

Seek and develop new business opportunities in the market

Report to the Business Development Manager on (weekly/monthly/quarterly) sales results

Stay up-to-date with new products and services, including capabilities and pricing, and on cybersecurity industry trends

Be a high energy individual with a strong desire to achieve top results with a dependable, positive "can-do" attitude over the phone and in person

Consistently meet or exceed metrics set by leaders and managers

Your Experience

Previous work experience in inbound and outbound calls and inquiries

Ability to understand technical concepts, possess enthusiasm for technology and to articulate clearly to all levels of technical aptitude

Ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced environment

Proven work experience as a Business Development Representative, Sales Account Executive or similar role

Hands-on experience with multiple sales techniques (including cold calls)

Track record of achieving sales quotas

Experience with CRM software (e.g. Salesforce)

Familiarity with MS Excel (analyzing spreadsheets and charts)

Understanding of sales performance metrics

Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Ability to deliver engaging presentations

BS degree or equivalent amount of experience

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

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 who isn't committed to your success - everyone pitches 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 accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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.

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.

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