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Business Operations Manager - IT COO

Cisco Systems Inc.
Glasgow, Scotland G1 1
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 What You'll Do


The IT Chief Operating Officer team is looking for an experienced Business Operations Manager in Glasgow who will play a key role in helping the organization focus on and achieve its most important strategic goals. In this role, you will think strategically and drive a strong agenda of accountability, execution and delivery.


Who Youll Work With


You will collaborate with the IT COO leadership team and US-based Chief of Staff and business operations team to manage the operations and strategic decision-making process to drive transformation that results in greater organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Youll work very closely with passionate, intelligent and creative global team members and cross functional stakeholders to drive business operations activities and strategic programs for the Senior Vice President. You will also partner cross-functionally with Finance, Human Resources and Operations.


Key responsibilities:

  • Plan and drive execution of new projects, processes, and systems to improve productivity
  • Proactively identify and pursue all possible means to improve financial and operational efficiency
  • Manage competing priorities and influencing internal stakeholders.
  • Provide sound and data-driven business insights, collaborating with individual contributors and up to senior leadership.
  • Lead data-driven business reviews and bring insights into actions.
  • Create and deliver executive-level presentations and communications that are sound and crisp in both content and form.
  • Drive the operating rhythm for the organization and proactively prioritize and manage demands for the SVPs time


 Who You Are


You are a great teammate who can be a trusted advisor. You have the ability to influence cross functionally and at the executive level. You are able to think outside the box, take the lead in developing business solutions and be a change agent. You are strategic, detail oriented and able to execute plans to completion with quality. You should be highly organized, analytical, enthusiastic and have a demonstrated ability to lead large programs and achieve results by working both independently and in a team environment. In addition, you should possess a drive for continuous improvement and optimization of results.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree with five to seven years related experience at a dynamic company with exposure to various aspects of the business operations or finance functions
  • Distinguished written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to engage with various colleagues to deliver positive project outcomes
  • Analytical thinker able to distill large quantities of data into valuable business insights for optimization, strategy, and change
  • Quick and high-quality analysis and presentation creation using Excel and PowerPoint
  • Adept at cutting through complex issues to find quick wins and make progress
  • Keen ability to anticipate issues before they become problems 
  • Strong financial acumen and budget management.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously
  • Ability to build trust.
  • Track record of executing in fast paced and changing environments
  • Experience with change management


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: 2020-05-01 Expires: 2020-06-01
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