Supply Chain Acquisition Integration Manager 1215266

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
What You'll Do
The Business Entity: The Supply Chain Acquisition Integration is aligned to corporate level strategy, venture investment and M&A group within Cisco Systems. Our charter includes the associated assessment, strategy, planning, and execution required to integrate acquired entities into Cisco’s Supply Chain. Our vision is to extract maximum value from Acquisitions with minimum disruption/negative impact to run the business.
The Role & Responsibilities:  As an Acquisition Integration Manager, you will be expected to program manage acquisition integration/deals, be accountable for managing complex schedules, push for decisions/actions, create key events and milestones and track execution. 
Apply knowledge of SW, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and other cloud-based business models and understand key business drivers to execute integration goals.
Perform Acquisition Integration activities using specialized knowledge and developed business expertise
Prepare and maintain the overall integration project plans for each acquisition using a hosted project management tool
Monitor progress against goals, identify problems that impact ability to achieve integration plan of record, or areas of inconsistency in the business, based on understanding of blueprint and plan on record.  
Generate reports, analyze data, and build data sets based on business analytic indicators, such as KPIs
Develop and manage implementation of new business processes associated with major M&A initiatives; measures the adoption and business value of those initiatives
Pace the integration efforts to meet deadline and help resolve  issues and escalate within the workstream and/or Integration PMO where needed
Manage major initiatives and related sub-projects
Communicate moderate to complex concepts; interact with deal leads and other  stakeholders to inform and direct action.
Begin to act as a resource for less-experienced team members and colleagues
Who You'll Work With
You will interact with deal leads, workstream leads, functional manager and supply chain stakeholders. Over the years, the team led and closed 198 acquisitions including divestitures, enabling Cisco to enter multi-billion dollar markets. The talented team of professionals comes from diverse supply chain background and often sought out for best practices. We provide direction as well as communicate, consult with and influence all levels of management both within Acquisition Integration team and in cross-functional organizations to gain support and partnership for proposed integrations.  M&A is a fast-paced cross-functional environment where human connection matters a lot, so we believe in the collective “we” instead of us versus them. We do amazing work, we support and have each other’s back, we are not afraid to iterate and prototype, and we are relentless in our aspiration to be the trusted business advisors to the business and acquired entities.

Who You Are
Minimum Qualification:
Bachelors, plus 8 years of related experience, or Masters, plus 2 years of related experience preferred 
Possess strong analytical skills to work on complex transactions with minimal supervision
Excellent written and oral communication and meeting/working session facilitation skills
Ability to make social connections, interpret customs and culture of both Cisco and the acquired company.
Desired (ideal) skills:
Experience in managing projects related to acquisition of SW, SaaS or other cloud-based business. 
Strong knowledge of software delivery models, business processes and capabilities  to help orchestrate transfer of best practices between Cisco and acquired companies as well as in leveraging strategic partnerships and divestitures.
Ability to analyze complex information from multiple sources and evaluates several alternative solutions before confirming path forward. Proficient with spreadsheets, databases, and other operational tools and processes that support conducting analyses.
Strong understanding of critical project/  program management concepts such as tasks, dependencies, risks, issues, status reporting. Must be able to use advanced PM tools and techniques to build & manage a large execution plan.  
Knowledge of Cisco’s business functions and practices to drive process improvement for more effective operations.

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