Supply Chain Program Manager

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    *None
  • Job Id
    1228371
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What You'll Do

You will be part of the Program Management Office team, responsible for the Global Planning & Fulfillment (GP&F) Investment Portfolio and other groundbreaking programs. You will also be responsible for representing GP&F in leading the integration of acquired companies and divestitures. Each program manager inside the PMO will have overall responsibility for their program to ensure the program is always executed in alignment with the business strategy and outcomes. The Program Manager inside the PMO will be responsible for the overall success of the program, which include communications, change management and interpersonal adoption plans. General responsibilities will include:

Planning:

  • Use Business insight and Analytical skills to build roadmaps, identify and prioritize projects and/or primary tracks of work, integration opportunities and translate into short and/or long-term implementation plans
  • Define and Validate Program Scope (e.g. define program/project vision/request, conduct partner need analysis and identify program priorities)
  • Build Program Plan and Schedule (e.g. estimate work required to deliver end product based on scope and assumptions, validate and translate into tasks and duration, identify key cross project dependencies; key tasks and achievements)
  • Select and Apply Standards (e.g. define delivery process, roles & responsibilities, and operational norms; ensure team compliance)
  • Assess Risk (e.g. identify risks and craft mitigation plans)
  • Define Metrics (e.g. identify measures for success)

Execution:

  • Administer program integration interdependencies, and alignment of project and/or tracks of work within and across functions as required; make and ensure decisions to optimize effectiveness and drive goal achievement
  • Manage Program Delivery Process (e.g. drive projects through the different project phases, manage resources and headcount, track progress, identify, advance, and resolve issues; make recommendations and determine program direction)
  • Manage Scope (e.g. analyze impacts to project, clarify dependencies, constraints, assumptions; evaluate and administer scope change requests)
  • Manage Program Costs (e.g. estimate / forecast program funding; request budget and make reallocation decisions as needed; ensure program is within budget)
  • Close Program (e.g. drive completion of projects; manage project transition to client or business owner, conduct post project assessment)
  • Ensure Infrastructure is in place (e.g. ongoing support)

Stakeholders & Communication:

  • Manage Partner Relationships (e.g. identify and engage partners; clarify expectations)
  • Facilitate Meetings and Manage Information (e.g. develop and execute communication plan related to project, and report status)
  • Influences others to make decisions and take actions aimed at achieving common objectives that ultimately benefit the entire enterprise
  • Consult and Partner with others, offer views and advice that contribute and add perspective to situations
  • Recognizes conflict as soon as it becomes apparent; clarifies differing needs; and executes appropriate strategies to resolve issues

Change Management:

  • Inspire Change (e.g. identify impacts to delivery, build awareness and support for change within the organization)

Other/General Management:

  • Build Roadmap (e.g. identify and prioritize projects and/or tracks of work and translate into integrated delivery schedule and timeline)
  • Business Insight – Develops an insightful view of the overall business landscape, including financial and customer/client business drivers; and applies that understanding or interpretation to one's own assignments as well as the organization

Who You'll Work With

You will be working with a high performing team who works hard and knows how to have fun. Global Planning and Fulfillment is the Hub of Supply Chain, it is responsible for the Sales and Operating Plans, Distribution and Regional Planning, Scheduling and Backlog Management as well as Central Revenue Planning. Your job will be to program manage key transformational initiatives required to achieve Business Strategies and Outcomes. You will also be working cross-functionally with other functional PMO's primarily in Supply Chain but at times will include others outside of Supply Chain. You will also be working closely with a Supply Chain central team and other functions responsible for the integration of acquired target companies and divestitures. This role will require that you work with all levels of the organization from your project/program teams including IT, Finance to middle and senior management.

Who You Are

Specializes in:

  • Manage Partner Relationships (e.g. identify and engage partners; clarify expectations)
  • Facilitate meetings and manage information (e.g. develop and execute communication plan related to project and report status)
  • Influences other to make decisions and take actions aimed at achieving common objectives that ultimately benefit the entire enterprise
  • Recognized conflict as soon as it becomes apparent; clarifies differing needs; and executes appropriate strategies to resolve issues
  • Consult and Partner with others, offer views and advice that bring value and perspective to situations
  • Leads medium size programs with at least 2 projects, throughout the Supply Chain Operations Business Project Life Cycle (Business Justification, Concept, Plan, Development, Validation, Deployment, and Sustainability) or a portion of a larger, more complex project

You will possess the following ideal traits:

  • Demonstrates leadership qualities including: a sense of vision, ability to motivate and inspire others, solve problems, meet deadlines, and confident. Excellent presentation and communication skills including written, verbal, and listening skills

Supervision:

  • Receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments
  • Manage overall program and ensure the capabilities are delivered on time, within scope and according to budget
  • Will matrix lead other project managers to ensure the overall program is delivered on time, within scope, and according to budget
  • Leads up to ensure executives are informed of contextual business information
  • Indirectly supervises a team in a matrix environment

Required:

  • Holds Bachelors’ degree or equivalent
  • At least 4 years of related project management experience
  • At least 5 years of Supply Chain experience
  • Experienced in leading cross-functional programs or projects

Desired:

  • Enrolled in PMP course work (Risk, Scheduling, and Managing Projects) or equivalent

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
  • 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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