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Legal Regulatory Affairs Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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What You'll Do

We are looking for a solutions-driven, agile, and hardworking individual to join our Environmental Affairs team. You will have a sharp business focus, a collaborative style of working, and a proactive and critical mindset. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills are required, as is the ability to synthesize complex issues, drive desired outcomes, and influence stakeholders across functions inside and outside the company.

Who Youll Work With

Cisco has a dynamic in-house Legal department that is setting the standard for large corporations. As the company rapidly deploys innovative cloud-based communications solutions on a global basis, Cisco Legal has built a Market Access group with deep expertise in identifying the regulatory requirements that apply to these emerging technologies. You will be a key contributor on the Market Access Environmental Affairs team which monitors, influences and integrates efficient environmental regulatory strategies across Cisco.

Who You Are

Do you enjoy learning new business models, using your creativity, engaging with customers, and helping a forward-thinking company meet its business objectives? Come join a fast-moving, highly impactful, collaborative team operating in a dynamic global marketplace. Youll play a key role in supporting sustainable business operations while driving efficient approaches to regulatory compliance. Youll participate in external regulatory forums and engage with diverse internal stakeholders to maintain and transform our environmental compliance strategies. Entrepreneurial by nature, you will have immediate impact with your analytic rigor, business judgment, and ability to get things done.

  • Provide premier support to internal functional organizations by facilitating efficient regulatory market access strategies and capabilities
  • Deliver expertise and leadership on key environmental issues such as product materials, e-waste, conflict minerals, eco-design and other topics
  • Represent Cisco within industry consortium, trade associations, and other forums to monitor and influence regulatory developments on priority issues
  • Maintain and communicate global environmental regulatory roadmaps
  • Support the training requirements of global operations organizations by providing presentations on key issues that impact the business
  • Have fun in the process

Skills and Qualifications

  • A self-starter with excellent judgment, decisiveness, and the vision to craft creative solutions across diverse business scenarios
  • Ability to present complex issues in a clear and concise manner and provide succinct results-oriented legal advice that enables the business
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and lead regulatory analysis and implementation with complex and demanding deadlines
  • Extraordinary communications, strategic thinking, and interpersonal skills, with superior time-management abilities
  • Experience working across and successfully influencing multiple internal organizations (e.g. supply chain, finance, sales, engineering, marketing, etc.)
  • Adept at partnering with legal subject matter guides to advise on regulations and other matters
  • BA/BS plus MS, MBA or JD degree in relevant studies; JD preferred
  • Sense of humor


  • 4+ years experience in high tech electronic products manufacturing, leading business impacts of global regulatory mandates including RoHS, WEEE, REACH, eco-design and e-Waste regulations as well as circular economy and sustainability initiatives
  • Expertise in developing and integrating effective, efficient environmental regulatory compliance strategies for electronic products
  • Proven ability to translate regulatory requirements into clear functional requirements for business teams
  • Working knowledge of industry standards, activities and trends as well as prior engagements with leading standards organizations and consortiums (e.g. ITI, DigitalEurope, IEC)
  • Experience interacting with major customers, suppliers and/or channel partners as well as external stakeholders such as analysts, government and non-governmental organizations regarding regulations and compliance
  • The ability to concisely communicate (in writing and verbally) complex regulatory and business issues with executives both inside and outside the company
  • Track record of conducting careful and thoughtful analysis with a bias toward action, and the ability to weigh and articulate the risk and reward of various scenarios

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique 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 all qualified applicants 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.


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Posted: 2019-07-15 Expires: 2019-09-23

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