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1331685 Global Procurement Acquisition Integration Lead

Cisco Systems Inc.
Carolina Shores, NC 28467
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What You'll Do

As a Global Procurement Services Acquisition Integration Program Manager, you will directly handle the successful integration of all operational expense procure to pay activities for Ciscos acquired companies. These activities include planning, execution, integration of procure to pay activities for acquisitions and Cisco divestitures. You will be responsible for collaboratively developing value-based procurement outcomes for newly acquired companies that accelerate the integration while being compliant to Cisco procurement policies.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Project handles the procurement integration of spend and suppliers utilized by acquired companies to Cisco's processes and tools
  • Understand business objectives so as to generate and supervise project information, action items, schedule, and work for the team.
  • Assist newly acquired employees in procurement related activities as needed.
  • Work with multi-functional internal groups and the acquisition to ensure timely vetting, enrollment and other requirements are completed for acquisition-based suppliers
  • Become a domain professional on Global Procurement Service procure to pay processes, relevant policies and controls.
  • Define training requirements and accordingly develop training materials for acquired company personnel on policies and standard methodologies
  • Develop innovative approaches to review procurement process effectiveness

Bring an organizational change engagement approach while influencing and bringing the acquired on the integration journey.

  • Provide recommendations on all procurement related issues, plans, reports, trainings and metrics.
  • Identify and develop standard processes that address companys acquisition program requirements.
  • Flexible to adjust to changing business needs


Who You'll Work With

Ciscos acquisition integration ecosystem is an experienced, close-knit, multi-functional team that grows with the dynamic (and oftentimes ambiguous) nature of integration with the shared goal of helping acquired businesses succeed at Cisco and achieve the agreed upon business outcomes.

Works independently with only minimal direction required and can lead multi-functional teams to complete projects and major initiatives using judgment, experience and leadership skills.


Our Organization

Global Procurement Services (GPS) is responsible for the enterprise-wide-procurement of all Cisco indirect goods and services. GPS is a key partner to all regional, global and strategic Cisco Businesses, functions service delivery teams handling all sourcing, contracting, supplier management, and buying activities. The successful candidate will partner with key internal stakeholders and acquired company leads to ensure a successful integration across procure to pay lifecycle to help drive business value and support profitable growth worldwide.


Who You Are

You are very passionate and top performer who strives to tackle sophisticated problems and capable of driving long lasting change. You naturally establish relationships and quickly gain the trust of others. You enjoy a fast pace, do not shy away from ambiguity and have a strong desire to shape the success of Cisco. This includes articulating the value propositions or value drivers, as well as operational risk management plans.

  • You have experience developing strategies supported by detailed project plans
  • You can represent the interests of your organization while working multi-functionally and aligning to Cisco's goals
  • Your communication and facilitation skills are outstanding, and you cultivate trust at all organizational levels
  • You have the ability to lead meetings to move key tasks forward and confidence to identify and advance when needed.
  • You are a compassionate and people oriented teammate who can connect with, and bring out the best in, everyone.
  • You are comfortable working with ambiguity and complexity. You are also results-oriented, with good eye for business, and can explain to various functions your thinking and gain alignment on a shared team vision or goal.
  • Minimum Requirements:
  • 8+ years of relevant work with increasing responsibility
  • Experience Procurement/Supply Chain and/or Mergers & Acquisitions a plus
  • High interest in M&A practice
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office:
  • MS Word: Medium Skill Level
  • MS Excel: Medium Skill Level, pivot table, Vlookup, and ability to work with 50,000 lines of data
  • MS PowerPoint: Medium Skill Level: familiar with themes, modify fonts, insert imagesProject Management:
  • Project manages or leads workflows: Medium Skill Level
  • Business Experience
  • 1-3 years of confirmed ability working with an ERP system such as Oracle, SAP, or SaaS systems such as Ariba, Coupa

Desired capabilities include

  • Six Sigma Certification
  • Experience with Agile project management methodology
  • Experience with data analytics tools
  • Organizational change experience


Why Cisco

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 

Posted: 2021-05-07 Expires: 2021-07-08
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