Director - Human Resources Asia Pacific
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.
As the HR Leader for APAC, you will be responsible for creating and driving a people
strategy that continually accelerates our business while being recognized as a great place
to work. With the rapid growth in our organization and our product portfolio, we are
driving significant change in how the organization operates.
Our People strategy is critical to realizing our bold vision and requires us to take
innovative approaches and execute flawlessly. You will lead a team of HR Business
Partners and have responsibility for unifying the entire People team in the region around
a single people strategy. As a key member of the APAC leadership, you will drive
organizational, team and individual effectiveness drawing upon extensive business
knowledge, HR acumen and data to inform your approach. You should be an innovative
HR professional who is energized by coaching leaders and creating teams that work
together and win together.
Partner with members of the APAC Management Team to build programs that
scale the organization, build high performing teams, and develop best in class
Leverage people analytics and trained instincts to anticipate issues or
opportunities and bring data-driven solutions that move the needle
Support our unique culture and ensure Palo Alto Networks continues to be one of
the best places to work that lives up to our values.
Lead people practices for the APAC region 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
Works with corporate centers of excellence (Legal, Finance, Facilities, and HR) to
drive the establishment and resourcing of new sites and entities in the region
Experience as a consultative HRBP in the APAC region – creating a shared vision
around the people strategy and building high performing teams.
Experience working in high-performing environments at mid-to-large, global
Customer centricity – a strong understanding of where value is being created and
lost in a business and a proven ability to organize people and teams to maximize
organizational capability and performance
Bias toward action – with a clarity of vision can quickly move to execution in a
rapidly evolving environment making progress toward big goals
Critical thinking – sees beyond today, reads the full landscape, identifies challenges
and opportunities early and develops simple, elegant solutions to address or
Problem-solving - understands the root cause of complex business and people
issues and uses the understanding to create and implement solutions that lead to
Influence – quickly builds strong reciprocal relationships among diverse groups to
meet shared objectives using compelling arguments to gain the support and
commitment of others
Subject matter expertise – Depth of understanding of behavioral science, analytics
and core disciplines of HR. Deep and broad knowledge of HR practices, principles,
and procedures based on working closely with colleagues across the HR function
(talent, performance, compensation, compliance, etc.), regional country HR
managers and generalists, and internal partners (Legal, Finance, etc.)
Strong leadership skills – can build a highly versatile, diverse team in high
accountability cultures that drive excellence and high standards
Highly reciprocal - a track record of successfully operating across organizations
and levels achieving results by working across organizational boundaries.
Possess and demonstrate exceptional judgment, self-management, impeccable
ethics, and a high degree of personal and professional maturity
Advanced social, listening and communication skills, including presentation and
facilitation skills, and a 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
Have a point of view and the confidence/courage to (appropriately) challenge
assumptions, coupled with a high level of professionalism and the sophistication
and finesse to push through issues while maintaining relationships
Ability to travel throughout the region and to HQ, as needed
Our People team at Palo Alto Networks works throughout the organization to
enable...you 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.