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Director, Senior Corporate Counsel for Sourcing and Operations

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

The Director, Senior Corporate Counsel for Sourcing and Operations will manage the Sourcing Legal Team and provide advice and assistance on a range of legal matters including expense contracts, strategic vendor and manufacturer agreements, supply chain, sourcing policy, intellectual property, compliance, corporate and data protection / privacy. The Director, Senior Corporate Counsel will report to the Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel in Reston, VA. You will play a vital role in helping ensure that the company receives the resources necessary to manufacture our products, develop intellectual property, have our business operate effectively and meet our contractual commitments to our vendors and partners. You will help develop and advise on sourcing policy and work with Operations and Finance to develop process improvements to our sourcing model. You will work closely with Operations, Finance, Products and Tax along with members of the Legal Team. Our Legal Team is an essential resource on a global basis, affecting and driving our products and services.

Your Impact  

● Manage the day-to-day operations Sourcing Legal Team, including the prioritization and distribution of assignments
● Draft and negotiate a variety of vendor, manufacturer, professional services, expense, data protection and other commercial and intellectual property agreements that comply with the company’s policies and risk tolerance
● Respond promptly and effectively to legal requests from senior management and other internal clients, and advise on recommended courses of action and legal risks
● Collaborate with Operations and Finance to develop policies and process improvements to our sourcing model
● Support and implement compliance initiatives around supply chain
● Coordinate with EMEA and APAC legal teams on regional sourcing matters
● Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes
● Handle additional tasks and special projects as needed

Your Experience  

● 8 – 12 years of relevant legal experience with ability to work both independently and with a team and show demonstrated success. A minimum of 5 years in-house experience is preferred but not required for the right candidate
● Experience in negotiating manufacturing agreements and supplier contracts on behalf of an OEM
● Significant experience negotiating a variety of expense agreements, including professional services, consulting, subscription, cloud, and variety of other type of IT agreements
● Understanding data protection/privacy requirements, including GDPR and other data protection/privacy regimes, is a plus
● Excellent interpersonal skills, business judgment, strategic thinking and superior work ethic and must be dynamic and highly team oriented
● Ability to work efficiently with cross-functional teams and manage numerous complex projects simultaneously under tight deadline pressure
● Flexibility to work on a broad variety of legal matters
● Sense of humor always a plus and commitment to professionalism and inclusion is expected
● Experience in network security or other high technology is preferred
● Experience with real estate transactions is a plus

● Periodic travel may be 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 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:
o The job requires accessing a company worksite
o The job requires in-person customer contact and the customer has implemented such requirements
o 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.

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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