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Employee and Executive Communications Manager - Cisco Germany

Cisco Systems Inc.
Clayton, GA 30525
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What You'll Do

Youll build and lead an integrated internal communications program for the German employees and support the Cisco Germany General Manager with external communication. You will develop and deliver on integrated communications campaigns, working in partnership with all communications functions and stakeholders across the business, including the Germany Management team and in particular the General Manager of Cisco in Germany.

You will need to be a seasoned communications professional with 5 to 8 years of direct employee communications experience.

The success of this role requires the ability to balance a number of priorities in order to ensure the success of communications within the business as well as part of the EMEAR communications team. It requires the ability to prioritise and focus on the areas where communications can have the biggest impact and demonstrate tangible results around influencing our audiences perceptions, attitudes and behaviors.

Role Requirements:

  • Drives all aspects of business, organizational, executive and employee communications for the Germany organisation across both, internal and external audiences
  • Develops and delivers on an integrated communications strategy and plan for the Germany organisation that is aligned to the EMEAR regional and business goals, outcomes, and business priorities.
  • Positions the German General Manager externally with keynotes, interviews, blogs and on Social Media.
  • Is considered a strategic partner and advisor to stakeholders and key interfaces; will work directly with them to deliver content and programs to drive the German communication strategy and plan.
  • Develops and owns the key German internal communication channels which support business requirements, whilst also leveraging EMEAR and global channels.
  • Creates original content whilst also adapting existing content for communication campaigns including messaging, narratives, presentations, blogs, bylined articles, multimedia content etc.
  • Ability and proven track record of translating business goals into communication goals and of understanding audience perceptions
  • Think strategically and creatively around translating business priorities into stories and visual concepts that are relevant and engaging to a broad audience across various channels
  • Work in true collaboration with individuals and teams to extract relevant information from multiple sources and blend into a range of communications
  • Strong interpersonal skills; intuitive ability to read people, influence where appropriate and execute when necessary
  • Demonstrates a high degree of poise, professionalism and take the initiative.
  • Is responsible for metrics, quality of communications outcomes, and delivery on time.


  • German native language, English business fluent
  • Understand Ciscos story, its technologies, services & solutions
  • Strategic communication planning
  • Strong Verbal and Written Communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills; intuitive ability to read people
  • Translating Complexity into easy words and pictures
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to balance concurrent projects
  • Resilient problem solver with the ability to gain consensus and manage sensitive situations
  • Consulting & Partnering
  • Critical Thinking Facilitation
  • Presentation Skills
  • Social Media knowledge

Who You'll Work With

The Cisco EMEAR Communications Team is a world-class team of communicators. We connect and engage with media, analysts and employees. We are in tune with everything thats happening around us. We create connections and enable relevant conversations that influence measurable opinions and behaviours.

You will work closely with the business leaders of Germany, as well as marketing, communications and other support functions and global communications teams to craft and drive outcome-based communications programs.

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

Cisco Germany is the #1 Great Place to Work in Germany 2019. We are famous for our spirit, our technologies and the way we make an impact in our country. But first and foremost: we are famous for our culture and our great people.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. 

We Are Cisco.


Posted: 2020-05-08 Expires: 2020-06-27
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