Palo Alto Networks Senior Compensation Program Manager in Santa Clara, California

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. It’s not a small goal. It isn’t simple either, but we aren’t in this for the easy answer. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators with a dedication to best. In return, your career will have a tangible impact – one that's working toward technology that affects every level of society.

Our mission doesn’t happen by treading softly – no, it happens by defining an industry. It means building products that haven't been thought of. It means selling products with a solutions mindset. It means supporting the infrastructure of a company that moves at an incredible speed – intentionally – to stay ahead of the world’s next cyberthreat.

Your Career

The Compensation team is committed to an excellent employee experience using insights and high-quality work to make important workforce decisions. We pride ourselves on our collaborative and caring environment where we solve problems together.

You will be responsible for designing and executing compensation programs across the company including the annual pay planning (focal) program and annual market data analysis plus our semi-annual bonus planning cycles. Additionally, this position will be responsible for all data management for survey submissions and reporting for regulatory programs such as Fair Pay and CEO pay ratio. You will partner with Compensation Advisors who support functional organizations to develop analytics that help them understand the compensation aspects of their organizations, interpret pay competitiveness and identify potential pay issues in preparation for consultations with organizational leaders. You will also develop organizational metrics to view compensation elements over time to identify trends as well as potential impacts of future program changes on employee pay packages to support senior management decision making.

Your Impact

  • Turn concepts and strategies into concrete and actionable project plans

  • Program manage company-wide compensation programs including annual pay planning and semi-annual bonus planning

  • Lead annual compensation market review process including updates to global guidelines and structures, vendor management, and strong partnership with compensation advisors and analysts

  • Partner with internal communications to develop and publish program materials

  • Advise HR Business Partners and HR leadership team on compensation program rollouts

  • Create and manage overall project plans and ensure proper project team representation from key stakeholders

  • Work with HR systems team to implement and test systems changes and overall functionality

  • Monitor program effectiveness, market trends, and recommend creative program enhancements and process improvements

  • Manage survey submissions and gather/consolidate all types of compensation data on a global basis to provide clear and comprehensive tools for the compensation team that efficiently supports their work with functional leaders

  • Use market intelligence to help the business extract the maximum value from their compensation data and optimize the business impact of compensation spend

  • Partner with cross-functional teams to develop dashboards and analytic models to provide business insights and interpret market or internal trends

Your Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Financial Analysis, or related field

  • 10+ years of experience in global Compensation with 3+ years in compensation program management

  • Ability to build solid relationships and collaborate with HR Business Partners, HRIS, HR Operations and other key HR partners on all program related activities

  • Experience developing communication materials for compensation related topics

  • Advanced Excel skills and spreadsheet analysis; Workday experience a plus

  • Strong project management skills with team orientation

  • Exceptional communications skills to lead and collaborate with project teams, coordinate with vendors, internal peer organizations, such as Legal, Payroll and HRIS, to develop partnerships, gather meaningful information and guide interpretation for development of successful and impactful program recommendations

  • Experience as a trusted partner and advisor to the business, providing market intelligence and actionable insights on the competitive landscape

  • Highly organized with the ability to execute tasks in a high pressure, fast-paced environment.

  • High level of dedication to accuracy, while under tight project deadlines

The Team

Our People team at Palo Alto Networks works throughout the organization to guessed it, people. Every team within the organization has a huge impact on our mission statement. 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 aggressive cybersecurity risks. Our People team is centered on building, attracting, recruiting, and retaining the most passionate and committed talent to our organization, fulfilling that mission. We focus on building strong teams, centered on respect and enablement, empowering our employees to seek their career goals. 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. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page at and our diversity website 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.

Additionally, 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 .

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