Worldwide Partner Program Manager, Cloud Service Providers - Plano, TX, United States

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

The Worldwide Partner Program Manager, CSP (Cloud Service Providers) is a global role responsible for helping with the day-to-day elements of our award-winning NextWave Partner Program, including working globally and cross-functionally to strengthen program efficiency and channel scale. Reporting to the Director of Global System Integrators & Cloud Service Providers Partner Programs, this role demands a diverse skill set encompassing go-to-market strategy, project management, program design and management, data analytics, and business planning.   This role also requires a deep understanding of and relationships with cloud service providers. 

Your Impact

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the NextWave Partner Program with a focus on cloud service provider initiatives
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in cloud marketplaces, evaluating new cloud provider program releases and seamlessly integrating them into the NextWave Partner Program
  • Implement, deliver, manage, and adjust key cloud service provider partner initiatives/priorities across all 5 NextWave paths to success (Cloud Service Providers, Distributors, Managed Service Providers, Services Partners & Solution Providers)
  • Drive awareness and enablement for potential and current NextWave partners as well as Palo Alto Networks field teams on the NextWave Partner Program and its cloud service provider offerings
  • Liaison with the Partner Experience team to ensure accurate and relevant program content
  • Manage NextWave Partner Program compliance, working closely with Sales Operations and Partner Experience
  • Contribute to the creation of NextWave Partner Program tools, training, and resources
  • Monitor, manage, and report on key partner program initiatives and metrics
  • Help design, develop, and distribute partner program analytics, reporting, and dashboards
  • Assist with internal and external NextWave Partner Program communications
  • Manage the development, delivery, and follow-up of key program improvement areas


Your Experience

  • BA/BS degree or higher in Business Administration or similar field or equivalent military experience required
  • 5+ years of partner, channel or sales program experience
  • Relationships with AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud preferred
  • Experience with channel marketplace programs preferred
  • Ability to engage effectively at all organizational levels
  • Cross-functional collaboration skills to drive results
  • Attention to detail and strong project management skills
  • Possess solid understanding of channel and go-to-market strategy 
  • Demonstrated ability to swiftly grasp new concepts or adapt with a growth mindset
  • Proven problem solver
  • Excellent time management

Additional Information

The Team

The NextWave Ecosystems team at Palo Alto Networks is a critical component of our continued growth and a strategic pillar for accomplishing our mission. Partner coverage, capacity, and capabilities are key elements of success for the territory sales team, with the ultimate goal of empowering partners to accelerate customer adoption of Palo Alto Networks products and services.

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.

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 $143,400/yr to $232,000/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.


Job Profile


North America


United States


Flexibility Opportunity to choose what works best Personalization Wellbeing support


AWS Azure Business Planning Cloud Cloud service providers Collaboration Cybersecurity Data & Analytics Google Cloud Go-To-Market Strategy Microsoft Azure Project Management Sales

  • Collaboration
  • Contribute to creation of program tools and resources
  • Delivery
  • Drive awareness and enablement for partners
  • Implement key cloud service provider partner initiatives
  • Manage day-to-day operations of NextWave Partner Program
  • Reporting
  • Serve as subject matter expert in cloud marketplaces

5 years


BA/BS Business Administration Business


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9