Business Strategy Manager - Networking and Security Business Group

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    San Francisco
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Networking, Security
  • Job Id

What You’ll Do

As a Strategy Manager in Cisco's Networking and Security Business, you'll drive strategic initiatives that impact and help shape the direction of the $30B+ Networking and Security portfolio.

o    Work on unwinding and analyzing highly complex problems, gain insight into the opportunities inherent in those problems, recommend a path forward, and drive execution

o    Projects can include: organic or inorganic growth strategy, formulation of long-term strategic priorities and plans, development of partnerships, and assessment of markets, competition, and industry trends

o    You will be expected to become an expert in Cisco’s business and have a solid grasp on the markets we serve and competitors we face

o    Be a leader on all fronts – from solving problems to consensus building to unstructured team environments to executive interactions

o    You will 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'll Work With

We are a small, agile team who employ only the best of the best from diverse backgrounds including top technology, management consulting, and investment banking firms. We are closely aligned with the product management organization and give direct strategic guidance to top management. 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 Are

o    1-2 years of experience post-MBA; management consulting, investment banking, or corporate strategy experience preferred

o    Great business acumen and exceptional strategic thinking skills

o    Strong analytical and critical thinker with the ability to solve complex problems

o    Collaborative and open style, with a constructive and positive attitude

o    Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

o    Strong project management skills, including ability to think-end-to-end and to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

o    Strong excel and modeling skills

o    Good working knowledge of high-tech industry, with demonstrated ability to ramp up quickly in new areas

o    Comfortable with uncertainty and willingness to take risks

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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Business Strategy Manager - Networking and Security Business Group

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