1+ months

Business Strategy and Operations Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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What youll do

As a Business Strategy Manager will be responsible for driving the business intelligence analytics and reporting strategy, developing a data-driven culture and enabling the organization to make informed decisions through data. This role will work directly with Product Management, Finance, Engineering, Marketing, Sales and other teams to develop and deliver valuable BI and strategy insights. This candidate should be motivated, agile, with strong time management, project management, technical, and analytical skills and have a proven record of working complex and cross-functional business intelligence & strategy projects to their completion.

Who you'll work with

Youll be part of a team in Cisco's Service Provide Network Systems Group, focusing on developing high-performance IOX-XR software for routers that are deployed in core, edge and data center networks. IOS XR is a train of Cisco Systems' widely deployed Internetworking Operating System (IOS), used on their high-end Network Converging System (NCS), carrier-grade routers such as the CRS series, 12000 series, and ASR9000 series.

Who you are


  • Build, develop and maintain highly collaborative and working relationships with multiple teams across the business to understand available data and identify growth opportunities for the business
  • Lead annual and long-range planning, gather critical business metrics data across the business and the company and build business cases for various opportunities
  • Actively partner in running projects involving others and continue to develop a solid foundation in business intelligence and operations
  • Interpret results, conclude actionable recommendations and communicate them effectively to executive stakeholders

Core Competencies

  • Analytical problem solving analysis available information, use relevant data to identify trends, offers practical and effective solutions to simple and complex problems
  • Technical strength - demonstrate technical depth, problem solving, adaptability, and curiosity
  • Cross-functional collaboration ability to manage and drive cross-functional teams, seek support for collaborative activities from managers and peers, possess strong organizational skills
  • Communication clear communication skills both written and verbal, with both technical and non-technical teams, superb data visualization skills
  • Business acumen understand the data models from a business perspective to recommend improved, strategic and sustainable data capabilities


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Economics or related field
  • Advanced degree (MBA, MS) in business, engineering management or related field preferred
  • 1-6 years minimum work experience in Business Intelligence, Business Insights, Product Management or Consulting
  • Top-tier Management Consulting experience preferred
  • Superb knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel AZand MS Office.
  • Deep understanding of SQL, visualization tools (Tableau) as well as statistical packages (R, SAS, Python), or ability to learn

Why cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their rare 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. Colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco
Posted: 2019-07-19 Expires: 2019-10-26

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