1+ months

Product Manager (New Grad) - India UHR

Cisco Systems Inc.
Bengaluru, KA 560002

In Cisco, we have an outstanding opportunity where we actually get to use the technology we build!

We are Innovators

We drive innovation to propel business transformation while maintaining operational quality.

We are Accelerators

We accelerate digital solutions to generate cost savings and efficiency gains for enterprise growth and success.

We are Transformers

As customer zero, we transform the customer experience by being our own customer first with agility, quality, and security, we continuously deliver business outcomes for our clients.

What Youll Do

As a Product Manager at Cisco Enterprise Networking, you will have full P&L accountability over the success of your portfolio. You will own all aspects of the product, including: revenue, gross margin, customer growth, product vision, product roadmap and strategic initiatives. You will drive product line strategy, innovation and evolution to build a best-in-class offering. Your objective is to profitably grow the product at targeted rates. This position offers the unique opportunity to lead the strategy, innovation and evolution of a key Cisco Enterprise Networking product line.

In your role as a Product Manager, you will work across functional teams to create and execute your vision for the product, routinely collaborating with and influencing colleagues in Product Development, Engineering, Marketing and Sales.

  • Product Business Planning Establish the product value proposition and vision, strategy and go-to-market (GTM) plan as basis for a strategic forecast
  • Define the total attainable market, size, growth, pricing strategy and profitability
  • Understand market position - why we win, why we lose, manage the analyst rating
  • Influence the GTM approach- direct/ indirect/ channel/  on Cisco Enterprise Networking 
  • Agree marketing strategy - demand generation, funding, pipeline targets by channel
  • Fiscal planning current and future year budget plan, forecast, growth expectations
  • Product Lifecycle Management Engage closely with the engineering team to bring product to market in a reasonable timeframe and end of life products when appropriate
  • Communicate the product strategy and gain support among Business Unit and Functional Teams
  • Integrate usability studies into product requirements to make sure the products meet and exceeds market demand 
  • Write specifications, prioritize new features, build consensus, and coordinate product schedules with a team of engineers. Ensure consistent delivery of user- centric experiences developed with measurable goals, grounded in needs, supported by data, in an iterative fashion
  • Facilitate communication and work collaboratively throughout the development process between a variety of internal teams including business development, marketing, sales, customer support, and executives 
  • Serve as an unwavering champion for your product line and your customers 
  • Manage fiscal year results by quarter, closely monitoring and implementing demand generation plan e.g. investments needed, requisitions
  • Monitor achievement against forecast
  • Drive leading indicators (e.g., pipeline build) to achieve the forecast
  • Identify and advocate for investments to enable each RTM

Who You Are

A Masters degree in Management or related field is desirable with a minimum of 5 years of professional experience. 

Successful candidates will have a proven track record of launching and growing products in the Enterprise and/or SaaS space. You should be an exceptional communicator with proven ability to manage cross-functional teams through influence. In addition, you should demonstrate keen ability to express and evaluate opportunities with quantitative and qualitative data analysis

A flexible and high energy individual who thrives on hard work and tough challenges 

  • Externally focused with very strong determination to win in the market
  • Self-confident with the ability to challenge and be challenged 
  • Open, candid and persuasive in your style, engendering trust and confidence internally, with customers and other industry and market contacts 
  • Seamless in building strong working relationships with the Executive team members and colleagues
  • Both technically oriented ability to communicate and deeply engage with Engineering and Product Development teams and business competent aware of trends and impact on market, able to engage with and support Sales and Product Marketing teams
  • Highly effective negotiator
  • Credible with customers, analysts to be the external face of the product
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills: effective inter-personal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals.

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 enthusiast? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

Disclaimer - Please note this posting is to advertise potential job opportunities. The requirement is for 2021 /22 passout only. This exact role may not be open today, but could open in the near future. When you apply, a Cisco representative may contact you directly if a relevant position opens.


Posted: 2020-07-13 Expires: 2021-02-17

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Bengaluru, KA 560002

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