Strategy & Operations Program Manager
Cisco Systems, Inc
20d ago

What you'll do

As the Program Manager, you'll help support the enablement of a new Digital RTM ecosystem for the APJ region which is part of Cisco's Broader Marketplace strategy.

In this highly visible role, you will be responsible to understand the on-going business strategy and outcomes; translating those outcomes into actionable deliverables in partnership with the regional and global execution teams and also be the voice of the region across Operations Architecture team.

This role is designed to be highly collaborative and cross-functional in nature, with a focus on active listening and strong collaboration to connect a wide range of teams and ideas across the company in a constructive manner, whilst driving focus and local execution.

Evaluating risk, feasibility, time-to-value, potential conflicts or overlaps, and strategic alignment of transformation proposals with mindful consideration of business architecture, policy, and IT requirements

Organizing and facilitating workshops to drive alignment, identify localization requirements and corresponding enablement activities

Running working sessions to identify critical strategic decisions and capability requirements that must be addressed

Presenting assessment findings and recommendations to senior leadership with a focus on driving rapid, informed decision making

Connecting executive decisions with appropriate functional and management teams for further action

Conducting regular reviews with executive leadership and the community of contributing operational teams to drive decision making with speed and clarity

Who You’ll Work With

  • You will work with cross functional stakeholders from APJ Sales, Partner Organization, Legal and Operations; the focus will be in building value based relationships at senior management levels;
  • You will closely partner with the Global Operations teams to ensure alignment to key transformation priorities and capabilities;
  • Who you are

    9+ years of experience in a Management Consulting, Finance, Operations Management, or Strategy / Planning, preferably with one or more large technology companies

  • Bachelor's Degree with business process and capability management experience. MBA Preferred;
  • Strong business process knowledge to understand end to end business solutions.

    Proven communication, leadership skills to influence and manage stakeholders.

    Strong program and delivery management skills with the ability to work cross functionally and geographically

    Ability to simplify complex topics into core issues, create common understanding, and drive informed decision making

    Desired Skills

    Capability, willingness, and confidence to develop and articulate structure from an ever-changing and frequently ambiguous environment

    Energetic, creative, disciplined, and committed personal approach to an open-ended

    Opportunity to shape Cisco’s future waves of internal transformation

    Strong listening, collaboration, and team-building skills and a passion for connecting people and ideas

    Ability to understand dependencies and connection points across operational disciplines

    Proactive, fast-paced analysis and problem solving for new issues and business pressures

    Ability to effectively facilitate working sessions with large, diverse cross-functional teams

    Thorough understanding and application of project management phases, techniques and tools

    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

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