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Senior Executive Assistant to the CMO


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 envision 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 secure our 85,000+ customers through industry-leading threat research and intelligence, a complete portfolio of best-in-class product innovation, plus expert services to help organizations at every step of their transformation journey.

We are the world’s security leader, a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, innovating ahead of threats, and redefining what it means to be “secure”.

We are looking for a Sr. Executive Assistant who can provide high-level, comprehensive administrative support to our Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). 

Your Impact

As a calm, dedicated and energetic professional you will work to provide administrative support to the CMO. Working in collaboration with the other members of the Palo Alto Networks’ EA Community, you will work to solve complex administrative and operational issues before they arise.  This is a hybrid role, you must be able to come into the office in Santa Clara, especially when the CMO is spending time in the office. 

  • Understand the business and to proactively manage competing priorities for Palo Alto Networks’ CMO

  • You will strategically oversee and manage complex calendars using Google Calendar, which includes:

    • Calendar events prioritization and recommendations on schedule changes and conflict resolution 

    • Coordinate complex meetings, including setting the agenda, and ensuring the CMO is prepared

    • Communication with all stakeholders and executives after requested meetings are scheduled, changed or canceled. Set appropriate expectations when deferring meeting requests

    • Effective and efficient time management by proactively optimizing calendar, schedules on a weekly basis with marketing executives

    • Monitor key meetings for delays/changes to adjust subsequent meetings and communicate as needed 

  • Collaborate with the Office of CMO team on key programs, planning and events: team meetings, all-hands meetings, offsites, and QBRs including in-person, virtual and hybrid formats. 

  • Manage domestic and international travel arrangements including drafting detailed travel itineraries and provide remote assistance with logistics, including visa processing

  • Manage all expense reports and purchase order creation and reconciliation

  • Be a trusted collaborator on communications which will be sent from the CMO’s alias and ensure she is well represented

  • Manage team distribution lists and reporting structure changes in internal systems

  • Provide project and presentation support as needed

  • Monitor and review team purchase orders, and team expense reports, prior to manager approval (and/or act as proxy approver when needed) 

  • Assist with management of the Office of CMO budget, Responsible for ordering materials, catering, giveaways, and supplies as needed

  • Partner with the CMO in organizing events for team offsites and marketing gatherings. 

Your Experience

  • 7 plus years executive administrative assistant experience, preferably some with C-Level experience, supporting Marketing senior executives a plus

  • Ability to always maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality

  • Proven track record of complex calendar management 

  • Experience with large event planning and travel

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Exceptional organization, prioritization, multi-tasking and time management skills

  • Ability anticipate, problem-solve and adapt under pressure in a dynamic high-growth environment

  • Positive attitude and highly professional demeanor, sense of humor helps

  • Proficiency in Google Suite applications a plus 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Ability to come into our HQ offices as necessary

Your Team

Being in marketing at Palo Alto Networks means that you will be in the midst of the changes impacting our cybersecurity industry, helping our internal teams, customers, and partners address the ever-changing threats we all face daily. Making, doing, building, and rebuilding, leading initiatives that have never been done before. We solve real problems with new ideas, striving tirelessly for simplicity.

We are disruptors; we challenge entrenched beliefs and look to the future of what’s possible. We like our work to answer big questions and drive the business ahead. How do we enable more productivity and strengthen our ability to scale? How do we fuel our culture of learning, experimentation, trust, and continuous improvement? And how do we show up and collaborate with one another every day in ways that invite us to do our best work?

Disruption is at the core of FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We’re changing its nature 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 firmly believe that diversity strengthens our ideas and the way we work. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating together, and for that we need you to be your true, whole self at work.

Our Commitment

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an 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.

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