Administrative Assistant – Security Platform and Applications

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Administrative and Business Support
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    *None
  • Job Id
    1212406
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Administrative Assistant –Security Platform and Applications


What You'll Do
In this role, you will provide support for calendaring, travel, expenses, along with management and oversight of special projects, as needed. To perform these tasks effectively, you will be expected to become familiar with the products, people, and organizational dynamics within Security Platform and Applications.
You will be expected to understand how to handle, with a great degree of independence, incoming asks for time, meetings, resources and other needs from the Director. In addition to supporting this Director, you will also provide support to two other Directors on the team. You will be responsible for determining when to refer matters to others, and to whom they should be referred. You will be responsible for following up to ensure proper disposition, and make sure nothing falls through the cracks. You will become a core member of the Director’s team, attending his monthly staff meetings and quarterly all team meetings and off-sites. 
● Calendar Management: Manages Director’s calendar by prioritizing schedules and meetings. For example, may decide who gets on principal’s calendar, which meetings are attended, and who can attend in his place. 

● Meeting Planning and Organizations: Assists Director in planning and organizing meetings by taking responsibility for assembling the agenda, location, meeting technology (WebEx, TP) based on participant needs, and all other meeting logistics. May further prepare meeting briefing documents by taking and disseminating notes and formulating post meeting action item lists.
● Correspondence/Approvals: Supports Director by acting as a proxy for communications and approvals as authorized. Answers general questions as necessary and refers (filters) routine matters to appropriate parties and follows up to ensure proper disposition. 
● Travel: Responsible for making travel arrangements for the principal. Carefully considers and decides the optimum travel arrangements and itinerary for calendared meetings while managing Cisco expenses.
● Special Projects: Provides analytical support to assist Executive on special projects. Researches issues, analyze problems, compiles data, and prepares reports. 


In addition to the general administrative duties of an Administrative Assistant, daily tasks are carried out at a higher level of complexity. This includes researching issues, analyzing problems, determining approaches, compiling data and preparing reports. Due to the frequent engagement of the Director across Cisco as a whole, this individual will interface with and coordinate activities with other EA's and executives in Cisco. Work is generally of a critical and confidential nature.

Who You'll Work With
Security is one of the fastest growing businesses at Cisco.  Cisco delivers intelligent cybersecurity for the real world, providing one of the industry's most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolio of solutions across the broadest set of attack vectors. Cisco's threat-centric and operationalized approach to security reduces complexity while providing unmatched visibility, consistent control, and advanced threat protection before, during, and after an attack.

 

You’ll be supporting the SBG Engineering organization that is responsible for security platforms and applications.



Who You Are
Minimum Qualifications
● 6+ years’ experience in an administrative environment. A minimum of two years of experience supporting a principal who was at the Director level and above.

● Must be able to work in San Jose office.
• Great attention to detail and the maturity to handle confidential information is a must. 
● Advanced knowledge of Mac/Windows desktop computer applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


Desired Skills
● Past work experience in the high-tech industry is desired; prior Cisco experience preferred.
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate with all levels of Executive/Senior staff and clients.
● Collaborative style, with excellent teamwork.

● Champions improvements. Solves problems and makes decisions. Demonstrates leadership.
● Works in an organized and disciplined manner. Very detail-oriented. Proactive by nature. 
● Advanced desktop calendar management program experience.

● AA Degree desirable.

Why Cisco
We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. 

We Are Cisco.

 

We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. But our edge doesn't come from technology. It comes from our people. We're looking for the kind of people who take smart risks, thrive in diverse environments, inspire their colleagues, and are committed to having an impact on the world. Whether you create technology solutions that redefine business or build connections that strengthen the community, you can make it happen at Cisco!

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