Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Operations, Networking & Security Business Group

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Big Data, Analytics, Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Networking, Security
  • Job Id
What You'll Do
What makes this business operations and strategy team unique in contrast to other opportunities? Here at NSB Business Ops you will get a much wider exposure to the strategic and planning process than in most other companies. You will see our projects in all of their stages: from initial strategic idea to full go-to-market implementation. We are closely aligned with the product management organization and give direct strategic guidance to top management. 

From infrastructure to software and services, you will become an expert on the products and trends that shape Cisco’s portfolio and the marketplace. As a trusted partner to our leadership, product, and engineering teams, you will help define how to launch new businesses with external partners, provide insights into existing partnerships, and enable Cisco’s next generation of enterprise products and services. You will work closely with Cisco’s product, engineering, finance, marketing and many other teams to develop partnership strategies, influence product vision, and establish go-to-market plans.

Who You'll Work With
We are a recently-established team who employ only the best of the best. You will work on complex problems and gain insight into strategic issues which are shaping the industry and are top of mind for our executive leadership team. If you see yourself as one of Silicon Valley’s future company leaders, this role is fit for you.

Who You Are
• Great business acumen and exceptional strategic thinking skills
• Collaborative and open style which is pro-active and service oriented
• Strong analytical and critical thinker with the ability to solve complex problems 
• Excellent communication skills – extensive experience with presenting data-supported business cases to top executives
• Can-do attitude, ability to quickly get up to speed with complex new topic areas, and capable of driving insight to tangible action plans
• Strong project management skills, including ability to think-end-to-end and to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
• Occasional domestic and international travel is required

Our minimum requirements for this role:
• 4+ years of experience, preferably in the high tech industry, of which 2+ years of experience in a top-tier consulting firm, corporate strategy, financial services, or comparable function
• MBA degree from a world class institution
• Strong academic track record (minimum GPA of 3.5)
• Quantitative undergraduate degree (e.g. business, finance, economics, science, engineering, or a related field)
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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