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Palo Alto Networks

Major Account Manager, Federal Government

Canberra, Australia

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!

Job Description

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Your Career

As the Major Account Manager for the Australian Federal Government at Palo Alto Networks, you will hold a critical individual contributor role, responsible for driving sales growth and expanding our market presence in the specified region. You will take charge of managing top-tier major and strategic accounts, building strong relationships with key executives, and achieving sales quotas and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). This role requires exceptional leadership, strategic vision, and a deep understanding of cybersecurity solutions within the Federal Government.

Your Impact

  • Develop and execute Go-To-Market strategies within the Federal Government, aligning with Palo Alto Networks' overall business objectives
  • Engage in direct sales activities, managing major and strategic accounts while building strong relationships with key decision-makers
  • Drive revenue growth by exceeding sales targets, identifying new business opportunities, and driving sales engagements to successful closure
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the cybersecurity landscape within the specified region, leveraging this knowledge to articulate the unique value of Palo Alto Networks' solutions to customers
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Marketing, Product, and Engineering, to deliver tailored solutions that address customer needs effectively
  • Act as a trusted advisor to customers, providing cybersecurity expertise and strategic guidance to support their business objectives
  • Leverage your entrepreneurial mindset to identify and pursue growth opportunities, establish partnerships, and drive long-term success


Your Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience or equivalent military experience required
  • Minimum of 10 years of successful experience in technology-related sales or business development at a business-to-business (B2B) software company
  • Proven track record as a top-performing individual contributor, consistently exceeding sales targets and achieving significant revenue growth
  • Strong understanding of the Australian Federal Government, including key players, customer needs, and competitive landscape
  • Experience selling cybersecurity solutions or related technologies to federal government agencies, defence organisations, and enterprises in the specified region
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills, with the ability to engage and influence C-level executives and key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute strategic sales plans, manage complex sales cycles, and close high-value deals independently
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a focus on continuous improvement and innovative approaches to sales

Additional Information

The Team

Our sales team members work hand-in-hand with large organisations around the world to keep their cloud workloads, network, and hybrid workforce 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 fulfilment 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

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.

Client-provided location(s): Canberra ACT, Australia
Job ID: 4ead93bf-e843-4dd2-9a6d-53cdf7982536
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Adoption Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Founder led
    • Veteran founded/led
    • Asian founded/led

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