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Project Manager, Global Industry Partners

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113

Job Summary

Accountable for the delivery of a project execution framework aligned to the overarching business model, enabling project portfolio management at the organizational level. Ensure all projects and major initiatives align to our organizational goals, strategy, and vision, achieving measurable return on investment and benefits realization. Ensure timely execution of priority engagements is achieved by driving awareness, understanding and accountability across stakeholders. Responsible for daily operational tasks including creating a project framework and work breakdown structure that is self-sustaining, repeatable, and easily maintained, no matter the current program model or people in role.

Create structured governance framework to drive consistent project execution and reporting through best practice and education, leveraging various tools for basic project planning, requirements gathering, stakeholder engagement, communication, change management, collaborative knowledge sharing, documentation, and reporting. Providing a program structure that is self-sustaining, repeatable, and easily maintained, no matter the current organizational model or people in current roles.

Understand and be able to articulate the organizations goals, responsibilities, mission, programs, business, and organizational model. Understanding of internal business models and operational framework, business metrics and reporting needs. Must have a passion for governance and operations, execution focused with an eye for detail with an interest in problem solving. Resourceful and creative, with a flexible and adaptable attitude, willingness to jump in, share the workload and get the job done.

Be willing to ramp up and understand the internal procurement and budget management process as it relates to project execution. Participate in and review certain project statements of work on behalf of project teams to ensure key project requirement areas are covered. Provide organisation guidance on these processes to ensure legal and financial compliance. Become the subject matter expert on internal processes, financial compliance, and execution governance.  Provide support for the overarching business model, business and operational processes, systems, and tools.

Top 3 Minimum Requirements:

  • 2+ years Cisco Experience
  • 2-5 years Project Management experience
  • Strong MS Office skills (Word, PPT, Excel, Visio & OneNote)

Top 3 Desired Requirements:

  • Adaptive SmartSheet and Sharepoint capabilities for Project Planning
  • Cross-culturally aware; comfort working with global teams in multiple time zones
  • Accounting and budget management experience desired

Additional Skills Required:

  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage and drive projects from inception through to successful conclusion
  • Confidence driving accountability of internal and external stakeholders
  • Familiarity with communication tools (WebEx and WebEx Teams)
  • Ability to build good working relationships with peers and internal partners
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Able to adapt communication style for different audiences
  • Comfortable with working remotely in a virtual team environment
  • Willingness to learn Ciscos internal procurement processes and compliance policies


  • Develop project plans and work breakdown structure for Partner Enablement activities
  • Track tasks at the program and project level
  • Manage procurement, including negotiation with suppliers, creating SOWs, creating PRs and budget tracking
  • Coordinate event production and logistics such as catering, security, audio/visual, room acquisition/reservations, and staging
  • Create and deliver detailed project status reports
  • Governance and compliance adherence


Posted: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-02

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