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Business Operations Manager 1286516

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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What Youll Do

Cisco Operations Planning and Portfolio Office (OP&P) accelerates transformation at Cisco. We are the lead orchestrators of the entire Operations strategic planning and are the stewards of Ciscos largest internal investment fund and lead the planning, governance, and execution performance of large-scale transformation projects.

Our goal is to ensure alignment to Corporate priorities and value realization from our investments. In this role, you will:

  • Work with the Operations and Strategy & Planning/PMO teams to provide advisory services to the Transformation Project teams. These advisory services will include business case development, status and metrics reporting, and tracking cross-portfolio critical risks/actions/dependencies.
  • As a client facing advisor, you will be a critical member of the OP&P team, helping the Operations organization achieve the critical transformation goals at Cisco.
  • Support senior investment decision-making to prioritize strategy alignment, and drive governance to ensure investment ROI and accountability.
  • Prepare and present monthly oral and written reports, and quarterly business review deliverables.
  • Drive multi-functional team alignment.
  • Chip in to the development of a strategic planning & portfolio governance methodology and assist in the construction of a formalized program office.

Who Youll Work With

Working at Operations Planning & Portfolio Office means being surrounded by hardworking, intelligent and creative people who are determined to be trusted advisors to the business and cross-functional partners with innovative ideas, best practice strategic planning and governance, and provide a clear and simple picture of strategic planning and portfolio performance to the Corporate leadership.

Who You Are

  • Collaborative. You are an interdisciplinary teammate who seeks alignment and establishes relationships ranging from cross-functional stakeholder groups to existing teams.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. You know the path forward isnt always well-defined. You are confident working through the unknown.
  • Influencers. You forge positive relationships to build trust and influence stakeholders. You can align and onboard teams to implement new processes and toolsets.
  • You are an intelligent, creative program manager with good communication, process creation, and data/business analysis skills. You are a critical thinker.
  • You have strong organizational skills with attention to detail, and are extremely self-starting always anticipating next steps.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree and/or 3+ years post MBA or equivalent. Advanced business degree from a top-tier institution preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles of financial analysis, business methodology and managerial thought.
  • PMP, Agile experience is a plus. Advanced MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, BOX, Smartsheet, etc.
  • Must have the ability to lead advisory guidance, strategic planning, and portfolio governance experience.
  • Must have strong facilitation skills (operational, progress and status meetings).
  • Must have the ability to understand the business and technology (e.g. Product, Software, SaaS, Customer Experience, operational capabilities), and identify interdependencies and orchestrate critical connections.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Heres how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning 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, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment 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: 2020-01-24 Expires: 2020-03-09

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