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Senior Executive Compensation Program Manager

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks

Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Company 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.

Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. 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.

Our Approach to Work

We lead with flexibility and choice in all of our people programs. We have disrupted the traditional view that all employees have the same needs and wants. We offer personalization and offer our employees the opportunity to choose what works best for them as often as possible - from your wellbeing support to your growth and development, and beyond!

At Palo Alto Networks, we believe in the power of collaboration and value in-person interactions. This is why our employees generally work from the office three days per week, leaving two days for choice and flexibility to work where you feel most effective. This setup fosters casual conversations, problem-solving, and trusted relationships. While details may evolve, our goal is to create an environment where innovation thrives, with office-based teams coming together three days a week to collaborate and thrive, together!

Job Description

Your Career

Palo Alto Networks has a high performance culture where everyone belongs and has the opportunity to do the best work of their career. We have an amazing opportunity for a Senior Executive Compensation Program Manager who will collaborate with senior leaders to drive the design, administration, governance, and communication of our executive compensation programs. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical, comfortable with ambiguity, very attentive to details, a master at stakeholder management, and have a good amount of curiosity to aid in creative problem solving. We’re a highly analytical team and we’re looking for someone who will thrive in our fast paced and collaborative culture as a key member of the compensation team.

Your Impact

  • Drafting Compensation Committee materials in partnership with key stakeholders across the People, Legal and Finance teams and external consultants
  • Contributing to the creation and review of Proxy materials including the CD&A, and other company disclosures
  • Conducting executive compensation analyses to ensure internal equity, external competitiveness, and alignment to the company’s compensation philosophy
  • Assisting in the analysis and administration of both executive and company-wide bonus and long-term incentive programs
  • Researching and identifying market trends and best practices
  • Administering company executive compensation programs, including maintaining equity and executive compensation structures in Workday, completing executive salary surveys, and in particular administering all aspects of the Deferred Compensation Plan for US-based executives including enrollment through disbursement


Your Experience

  • Experience in compensation, finance, or a related analytical field, including benchmarking studies/competitive analysis and modeling
  • 3-5 years of experience in executive compensation preferred
  • The ability to interpret data with exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated analytical skills including the ability to create and maintain complex spreadsheets and use data visualization expertise to summarize themes and recommendations for senior leadership
  • Able to manage a variety of projects and to effectively handle short notice assignments
  • Strong project management skills with exceptional stakeholder management, and a high degree of personal accountability
  • Ability to learn quickly and think independently with curiosity
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment across multiple time zones
  • Knowledge of financial statements is beneficial

Additional Information

The Team

Our People team at Palo Alto Networks works throughout the organization to guessed it, people. We’re one team – driven to one mission statement. Each piece matters, and within the people team, you are focused on enabling our teams to resolve the world’s most challenging cybersecurity threats.

You will be part of a growing, passionate, and dynamic team with an opportunity to work on challenging and exciting projects – centered on what we believe is one of the most significant mission statements in the world.

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 [email protected].

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.

The compensation offered for this position will depend on qualifications, experience, and work location. For candidates who receive an offer at the posted level, the starting base salary (for non-sales roles) or base salary + commission target (for sales/commissioned roles) is expected to be between $146,500/yr to $236,950/yr. The offered compensation may also include restricted stock units and a bonus. A description of our employee benefits may be found here.

Is role eligible for Immigration Sponsorship?: No. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.