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Manager, Strategic Execution__1326023

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113

Manager, Strategic Execution

We change the World! Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more meaningful than ever before in our lives. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything. Here, that means we take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have real world impact. You'll be part a team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. Come prepared to be encouraged and inspired.

What Youll Do

Ciscos Strategic Execution Office (SEO) is focused on strategically driving Ciscos end-to-end transformation initiatives across the company by championing a horizontal mindset and driving synchronous execution of key strategic initiatives for the company. In parallel, we maintain an in-depth understanding of competitive conditions, industry practices, market opportunities, and requirements to deliver the most desired outcomes for our customers.

This highly visible position will give you the chance to explore highly complex problems, gain insight into strategic issues that are forefront in the minds for the executive leadership team, and design and execute solutions to deliver real, sustainable impact.


  • Build the integrated roadmap, success criteria, and milestones for next generation as-a-service offers
  • Partner with senior leaders across functional teams to identify key business requirements, gather success criteria, and develop integrated as-a-service business and operations roadmap for the company
  • Lead efforts to identify customer, partner, and market insights to accelerate as-a-service business and optimize the cross-functional decision-making practice and alignment
  • Analyze and interpret results, conclude measurable recommendations, and communicate them effectively to executive stakeholders
  • Excel in all areas of strategy development and execution, including product and services strategy, business development, project / program management, and business intelligence

Who Youll Work With

This role will work directly with Product Management, Customer Experience, Finance, Sales, Operations, and other functional teams to develop and execute short- and long-term as-a-service strategies.

Who You Are

  • Operational leadership and cross functional program management experience
  • Ability to develop and incubate business strategy, while providing thought leadership and effectively communicating vision and influencing cross-functionally
  • Experienced leadership skills in mentoring peers and junior members of the team, while building and leading in a matrix-managed team culture
  • Ability to use simple communication that conveys complex concepts in a compelling, concise, and creative way
  • Experience in high-tech industry with demonstrated ability to ramp up quickly
  • 6+ years of experience in Business Strategy, Product Management or Business

Desired skills and experience

  • Entrepreneurial, risk-taking flair and will possess a brand of confidence
  • Ability to balance both short-term goals with a longer-term vision for how they will evolve to support the new ground-breaking business offers and deliver the Cisco value proposition over the next several years
  • Possess the highest level of integrity and be able to encourage trust and confidence in both our employees and our customers.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, we give our egos a break, and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool.



Posted: 2021-03-31 Expires: 2021-05-09

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