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Director, Americas Workplace Operations

Description

Palo Alto Networks is the #1 cybersecurity partner of choice and 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.

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. We’re changing the nature of work from benefits to spaces, location to leadership - we’ve rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help each other and our spaces evolve, together.

Who We Are

We are Palo Alto Network’s Americas Places Team, part of the Global People & Places team. We are leading the future of work with FLEXWork - our employee-centric approach to how, when and where our people work! We are looking for a Director of Americas Workplace Operations, based in Santa Clara, CA. This role reports to the Senior Director of Americas Places. The position will manage a regional team responsible for all aspects of workplace operations, services and facilities management for over 24 leased and owned properties throughout the US, Canada & Latin America, including our 1M SF Global Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. 

This role is critical to driving our business, culture and sustainability goals across our Americas offices. The right person will craft and elevate our spaces and services that make employees want to choose to work from our offices every single day. 

We are looking for a dynamic and mission-driven individual with a passion for delivering world-class experiences that allow our employees to do their best work any place, any time!

 

  • Provide leadership to the Americas Workplace Operations Team supporting sustainability, repairs & maintenance, reception, mailroom, janitorial, and moves/adds/changes within the offices and labs.

  • Initiate and maintain vendor relationships including energy, utilities, repairs & maintenance (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc), janitorial, movers, furniture, pest control, plants, appliances, shipping, and catering.

  • Manage existing vendor contracts and ensure SLAs are being met, including hosting QBRs. Team with Procurement on new vendor agreements (RFP/bidding), or issues with existing agreements.

  • Engage proactively in Corporate Social Responsibility; drive our Places Sustainability Strategy and sustainable building standards to deliver spaces that enhance our occupants' health and reduce our carbon footprint to achieve Palo Alto Networks target of net zero by 2030.

  • Develop a diverse and well-trained regional team and encourage professional growth and development. 

  • Onboard new vendors, establish POs, and be the point person for payment and invoicing issues, including our new regional IFM service partner. 

  • Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with Landlord/Property Management teams and Tenants for 3 PANW owned properties. 

  • Ensure all service requests through PANW’s internal ticketing system are being responded to in a timely manner and appropriately, per established SLAs, ensuring top customer service levels.

  • Work with the wider Places team, comprising Real Estate, Workplace Strategy and Workplace Experience on new workplace initiatives.

  • Maintain financial responsibility for the development and management of the operations budget for all sites and monthly accrual and forecast reports. Review and approve all department expense reports, PO requests, and invoice approvals.

  • Collaborate with Real Estate, Workplace Strategy team members, and business unit contacts on headcount projections. Coordinate the management of moves/adds/changes (MACs) or restacks as required.

  • Develop and oversee all Workplace Operations communications.

Who You Are

  • Positive, supportive, leader.

  • Professional, friendly, approachable demeanor.

  • You are independent, flexible, an excellent communicator with a growth mindset and the ability to quickly respond to changes as they occur.

  • You are self-directed and have strong organization, verbal/written communication and problem-solving skills, with the ability to execute tasks in an efficient and timely manner.

  • You have a strong ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced, fluid environment.

  • Creative problem-solver with a knack for designing and implementing great new processes.

  • Ability to remain energetic and positive in a fast-paced environment.

 

 

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent.

  • Minimum 12 years of professional experience in real estate/facilities/property management, with at least 6 years in a management capacity, preferably in a mid-large scale enterprise. Experience leading diverse and remote staff is desired.

  • Experience in developing and implementing an Energy/Sustainability strategy is preferred.

  • Strong financial reporting and budgeting background and understanding of leases, vendor service agreements, design, planning, construction, and maintenance of equipment, buildings, and other facilities.

  • Familiarity with Google Workspace, Slack and Zoom applications and a working knowledge of IWMS, CAD and other relevant workplace operations applications. 

  • Familiarity with KPIs, OKRs, SLAs and measuring metrics helpful.

  • Flexibility with regard to job responsibilities.

  • Willingness to function as after-hours contact for facility emergencies and be accessible via phone.

  • Travel is necessary.

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 Policies

Successful applicants must comply with company COVID-19 policies, which are subject to change in response to public health, regulatory and business circumstances.

Current policies are subject only to emergency or legally-required exceptions and include mandatory reporting of vaccination status and vaccination requirement for office access.

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

 

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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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