Senior People Business Partner

People Team Amsterdam, Netherlands


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.


We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren’t easy goals to accomplish – but we’re not here for easy. We’re here for better. 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.


Your Career


As the People Business Partner, you will be an integral part of the EMEA people team providing expertise in people and organizations to anticipate challenges, diagnose problems, prescribe actions and lead programs that have a direct impact on the success of the organization. You are an innovative HR professional who is energized by coaching employees and leaders and creating teams that work together and win together. You are comfortable working with any level of employee or manager, have a knack at reading a situation, navigating sensitivities and finding creative solutions to people issues.  This is a dynamic role with responsibility for deploying global people strategies and policies aligned to the local market conditions across various countries in our EMEA Theater.


Your Impact


        Provide strategic HR support to client groups and consults with VPs, Directors, and Managers in areas of performance management, organizational design, talent development, and employee relations

        Leverage people analytics and trained instincts to anticipate issues or opportunities and bring data-driven solutions that move the needle

        Protect our unique culture and ensure Palo Alto Networks continues to be one of the best places to work

        Implement people practices for your client groups that foster innovation and collaboration within one of the world’s most advanced technology organizations working together to fight cyberattacks threatening our way of life in the digital age

        Take a hands-on approach with regional leaders to establish, deploy and execute upon the business process, strategy and capability building; aligning, leading and empowering in-country HR team members to drive and deploy with clients across the region

        Work with corporate centers of excellence (Legal, Finance, Facilities, and HR) to drive the establishment and resourcing of new sites and entities in the region.

        Maintain an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its midrange plans, its culture, and its competition. Your role is intended to be solution-focused, and partner with and advise the business, without being “the HR police”


Your Experience


        Experience as a consultative HRBP in the EMEA region, with the ability to work in a hyper-growth environment

        Experience working in high-performing environments at mid-to-large, global companies

        Customer-focused and action-oriented

        Critical thinker with proven and solid problem-solving skills

        Ability to quickly build strong reciprocal relationships among diverse groups to meet shared objectives using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others

        In-depth understanding of behavioral science, analytics and core disciplines of HR

        Solid knowledge of HR practices, principles, and procedures based on working closely with colleagues across the HR function (talent, performance, compensation, compliance, etc.) and internal partners (Legal, Finance, etc.)

        Proven track record of successfully operating across organizations and levels achieving results by working across organizational boundaries

        Demonstrable exceptional judgment, self-management, impeccable ethics, and a high degree of personal and professional maturity

        Proven track record of effectively communicating with and influencing at all levels, including providing critical feedback and the ability to help executives, managers, and employees navigate through difficult situations

        Ability to challenge assumptions with a high level of professionalism while maintaining relationships

        Ability to travel throughout the region as needed

        Enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment

        Strong attention to detail

        Effective and concise verbal and written communication skills

        Strong EQ, with fine-tuned instincts and problem-solving skills


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.


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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.