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Head of Product Growth, APJC

Cisco Systems Inc.
Sydney, NSW 2060
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Job Description:

Area of interest: Business Strategy and Operations; Product Management; Product Marketing; Sales; Sales Strategy; Growth; Business Development

Who we are

We're a group of engineers, technologists, designers, and more building products that are simple to use and easy to manage. We are looking for forward-thinking, committed team members who are passionate about contributing to a company that has a vibrant and creative culture. Working at Cisco on the Umbrella team means being surrounded by hardworking, intelligent and creative people who are determined to disrupt the security industry with endless innovation, extraordinary research, and unrivaled products and services.

What You'll Do

Our product is one of the fastest-growing products in Cisco Security, and we are just getting started! If that gets you excited, then we have a rare opportunity to join a diverse team and help us grow on a global scale. As Head of Product Growth for APJC, you will help lead Umbrella's overall expansion strategy for the APJC market. You will partner with various teams across Cisco to help Umbrella accelerate our business. Leveraging your deep understanding of the competitive and product landscape, you will highlight product gaps, identify growth opportunities, and drive execution of growth initiatives specifically for the APJC market. This is a great opportunity to help define the commercial expansion strategy for a rapidly-growing business within the Security Business Group at Cisco.


  • Define the strategy and roadmap for Umbrella's growth in the APJC market.
  • Build compelling business cases for why Umbrella should invest in certain growth initiatives.
  • Plan and execute growth strategies by working with stakeholders across product management, engineering, sales, marketing, customer success, and our channel partners.
  • Become an expert in understanding the specific requirements (compliance, competitive landscape, buying motions) to win within new verticals.
  • Drive solutions with product management for identified market-specific product issues and gaps.
  • Partner with sales to support key deals for Umbrella in the APJC market.
  • Provide frequent updates to the Umbrella's Senior Leadership Team on the performance of the APJC market and your key initiatives.
  • Build highly scalable business, operational, and go-to-market capabilities to support a rapidly-growing business
  • Spend at least 25% of your time traveling within the APJC region.

Who You'll Work With

  • This role is highly visible and will require working across many different functions within the Umbrella Business Unit and Cisco sales & marketing organizations. Some of the teams you will work with on a regular basis include:
  • Umbrella's leadership team to help define our overall strategy
  • Umbrella's Product Management/Marketing to understand customer requirements, go-to-market motions, and the competitive landscape
  • Marketing and Customer Success to fully support key strategic initiatives
  • Sales leadership, sales teams, and our channel partners to define and execute sales strategies within the region.

Who You Are

  • You are results-driven, not activity driven; you measure everything. You are action-oriented, but maintain an analytical approach to problem-solving. You thrive in a rapidly changing environment. You are persuasive and articulate, but gain trust through listening and openness. You have a history of leading cross-functional teams in order to complete complex projects.
  • You have experience growing an Enterprise SaaS business. Some examples include: Managing a product with significant revenue streams; experience in a product growth role with extensive experimentation, lifecycle management, and funnel optimization; working with or as part of sales teams and channel partners
  • Business modeling experience including TAM analysis, business performance analysis, and competitive research
  • Cross-functional project leadership coordinating across Product, Engineering, Sales, Channel, Marketing, Finance, and Legal
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently with limited direction
  • Technical depth to confidently present in front of audiences of all sizes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with SaaS business models
  • Financial modeling and strong insight into how to translate product capability into financial results
  • Biased toward action, a great collaborator, a masterdisambiguator/simplifier, and constantly pushing toward transparency
  • MBA or equivalent business knowledge strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with enterprise security is a plus
  • Some product management experience

We Are 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. 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.

Posted: 2020-03-06 Expires: 2020-04-06

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