1+ months

Sr Operations Strategy Manager 1299043

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113

What Youll Do

Cisco-wide transformation requires strategic planning to determine the right funding priorities, architecture alignment, and critical business needs. It also demands careful execution and oversight to ensure we achieve value from prioritized business outcomes.

The Operations Planning & Portfolio team leads this effort to ensure we fund the right things at the right time in alignment with business priorities. In this role:

  • You will collaborate with Operations leadership from CPS, SCO, D&A, GPS, IT, and Regions to strengthen partnerships with senior stakeholders in Engineering, CX, Sales, etc.
  • You will provide Operations intelligence around transformation programs, value realization dashboards, stakeholder NPS, change management assessment etc.
  • You will manage processes and information flows from Operations leadership discussions with stakeholders, and provide input for transformation investments.
  • You will build regular interlocks with BU, Sales, and CX Strategy and Planning leads to orchestrate /escalate dependencies and gaps internally within operations.
  • You will support Operations leadership on special project needs.
  • You will prepare and present oral and written reports, excel analysis, advanced presentation storyboard, and quarterly business review deliverables.

Who Youll Work With

Working with Operations Planning & Portfolio Office means being surrounded by passionate, intelligent and creative people who are determined to be trusted advisors to the business and multi-functional partners. The team partners closely with the business to drive execution oversight with relevant and timely intelligence, manage escalations and remove roadblocks. The team's efforts thread value from top to bottom, so we realize maximum impact.

Who You Are

  • You are able to perform an exceptional leadership role.
  • You build strong relationships that build trust and influence stakeholders. You can align and onboard teams to implement new processes and toolsets.
  • You have strong organizational skills, with attention to detail, and are extremely proactive/self-starting always anticipating next steps.
  • You are a dedicated, interdisciplinary teammate who seeks alignment and establishes relationships ranging from multi-functional stakeholder groups to existing teams.
  • You know the path forward isnt always well-defined. You are comfortable and confident working through the unknown.
  • You are an intelligent, results oriented, creative program manager with strong oral and written communication, process creation, and data/business analysis skills.
  • You are a critical thinker and have extensive data analytics and business domain expertise that drives data insights/solutions through complexity.
  • Ideally you have knowledge of current Cisco processes and operational landscape.

Key Qualifications

  • 12+ years relevant work experience in business operations, including strategic planning facilitation, financial acumen and oversight, workforce development and program management.
  • 5+ years of management experience leading teams and/or service functions.
  • BS/BA required; MBA a strong plus.
  • Strong operations and process skills required, including project/program management experience and/or related certifications such as PgMP or PMP.
  • Exemplary written and oral communication skills with the ability to adapt from executive to employee messaging.
  • Excellent verbal communication and executive-level meeting facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working with multi-functional teams to align thinking and ensure effective decision-making and aligned communication.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving ability.
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently.
  • Fun, highly energetic personality; great teammate that works well in collaborative situations.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all. 

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security 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, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and 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. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 




Posted: 2020-08-07 Expires: 2020-10-18

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