Manager, Sales Strategy and Planning

  • Location:
    Boxborough, Massachusetts, US
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id


What You'll Do

In this role, you will work directly with Americas SE VP and align with Americas Senior Leadership Team.  You will work closely with senior leadership to drive strategic direction for sales coverage and business operational processes, and enable strategic initiatives across Americas.  Overall business and organizational analysis to ensure that sound business decisions are being made and executed.  Assist with development of business plans and supporting data requirements to execute year-end planning processes. 

Who You'll Work With

You will interface with Americas Senior Leadership and Theater S&P leadership to shape/drive top priorities and core initiatives focused on long range growth and profitability. 

Who You Are

You will have the ability to drive cross-functional plans at executive levels of the company.  Ability to influence and matrix manage to accomplish results. Understanding of Americas market segments.  Ability to translate high-level strategy to functional impact.  Deep appreciation for how the company works and how to affect change.  Cross-functional project management skills to ensure proper level of follow-through and measurement.  Strong task orientation. 

Success Factors/Desired Skills

  • Know the business - deep understanding of customer requirements, Cisco field, and our partners.
  • Highly motivated self-driven independent thinker with track record of delivering results. 
  • Ability to drive process forward to closure while thinking analytically, creatively and insightfully –  out of the box where it makes sense.
  • Strong experience leading projects in a multidisciplinary, and virtual team environment.
  • Drives hard to results, with multiple balls in the air and tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, positive attitude.  Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible, resourceful, and resilient; thrives on ambiguity and change.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Excellent listener.
  • Strong teamwork, communication, influencing and organization skills – thrives on driving to success in a highly interdependent, collaborative, complex environment
  • Demonstrated interest in business operations – knows Cisco’s systems and tools.

Our minimum requirements for this role:

* 10+ years related experience.

* 7+ years management experience.

* Typically requires BS/BA or equivalent.

* Must have excellent written, oral communication, listening, and presentation skills (mad PowerPoint skills). Excellent leadership, coaching and mentoring skills.

Why Cisco

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• We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.


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