Senior Global Events Manager

Palo Alto Networks is the fastest-growing security company in history.  We offer the chance to be part of an important mission: ending breaches and protecting our way of digital life. If you are a motivated, intelligent, creative, and hardworking individual, then this job is for you!

As a Senior Global Events Manager, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of select event programs while helping to advance the vision and strategic direction of the department. The position requires superior organization, negotiation, and communication skills, as well as being able to manage resources and budgets effectively and creatively. The ideal candidate must be an experienced event marketing professional with strong hands-on experience planning and executing events and programs.


  • Plan, manage and execute corporate global events
  • Work closely with our Head of Global Events and other Global Events team members on all events including our Ignite Conference development and execution, marketing event execution, promotions and sponsorship arrangements and key initiatives within the organization
  • Set, communicate and maintain timelines and priorities on event programs
  • Manage the day-to-day relationship and activities with external vendors and event partners.
  • Build strong relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Negotiate agreements with vendors and sponsor contacts to ensure lowest cost and highest quality of service
  • Determine fiscal requirements and manage event budget including the collection of receipts and all surrounding documents
  • Coordinate event environment (signage, branding etc.) and manage the execution of events onsite
  • Analyze event operations and prepare and implement recommendations for improving operational efficiencies within the events
  • Trouble shoot and smooth issues related to the successful execution of the event program
  • Provide post event analysis, budget recaps, internal and client feedback and incorporate learning into future event plans
  • Ensure our event presence is on strategy and consistent
  • Conduct research and identify new event opportunities for the company
  • Source and manage promotional items for key marketing initiatives
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills required
  • 9+ years of relevant events experience in a marketing organization
  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills
  • Ability to develop strong networks and build credibility within the organization
  • Ability to perform well in a team environment and manage multiple deadline-driven projects
  • Must be flexible and solution-oriented with excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and Excel as well as flexibility with similar alternative programs
  • Ability to process a vast amount of information and understand and prioritize competing business needs
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and vendors at all levels to meet business goals
  • Proven ability to take direction and input in order to develop effective and engaging branded events that will achieve organizational goals
  • Willingness to roll up his/her sleeves to get the work done or go the extra mile. Strong personal work ethic
  • Flexible personality and quick learner who operates with a sense of urgency
  • Highly organized self-starter
  • Willingness to travel to industry and company-sponsored events (approximately 40% travel)
  • BA/BS from an accredited university with 3-6 years of experience working in an event marketing capacity
  • Experience working with a technology company is a plus, but not required

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