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Program Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.
Taguig City, National Capital Region 1637
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You responsible for delivering a complex multi-technology, multi-vendor and/or multi-component program with a high business significance and profile. Successful delivery and accomplishing stated business outcomes, on time and profitable, quality delivery of the agreed contractual commitments, while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and handle end-to-end program encompassing the requirements, plan, design, test, control, integration and transition/closure of Large Scale, Multi-Vendor, Multi-Technology, and Enterprise Level Solution(s).
  • Provide the vision, strategy and business objective alignment while leading by example.
  • Ensure the various projects in his/her program are aligned and integrated & ensure that any necessary changes to the individual projects are agreed and communicated to the various stakeholders.
  • Overall project planning, handle budgets, define project structure, develop an overarching roadmap, coordinate schedule, define stake-holders along with Governance, a communications plan, meetings and reporting cadence;
  • Establish PMI consistent standards, ensure compliance; support adherence to Cisco delivery framework, standards and methodologies, and provide feedback to drive continuous process improvement to the program and the organization as appropriate
  • Set goals and run metrics to report program success as well as identify opportunities for improvement
  • Program Status/Reporting: Report on the accurate state of programs, communicate appropriate details to the appropriate partners). Facilitate collection of success criteria, metrics, and lessons learned from cross-functional team members.
  • Drives the Program to meet or exceed defined performance metrics; oversee projects and project managers; mentor and develop team members; proactively lead efforts to achieve successful outcomes
  • Ensures proper Scope and Change Management processes are adhered to, leads change management handling between customer, partner & account teams
  • Establish and build relationships with partners (Customer, Sales, Services, Business Units, Executives, etc.)
  • Communicates effectively with Executives and stakeholders(s) to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions and strategies
  • Identify further growth opportunities within customer environment and engages with sales partners for pursuit; as opportunities warrant, develop and present proposals, support scoping, cost modeling, margin analysis, and negotiation of final agreements; Contributes to the evaluation and

Who You'll Work with:

You will work with senior stakeholders across various units within Cisco from the Services teams, Sales / Account teams, Engineering and development teams and Product specialists. On top of that, you will need to interface with various levels of stakeholders within the Client side to ensure that the Program progress is explained, understood and any actions are executed, maintaining client satisfaction.

Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Business or a related field, MBA or Masters degree preferred, plus 10+ years experience managing and leading large turnkey programs.
  • Requires a professional PMI certification PMP, PgMP or equivalent, but at minimum must understand formal program management methodology from PMI

Desired Skills

  • Adaptable and operate well within a highly dynamic environment, and can bring much needed stability and discipline
  • Leader with vision and veteran with strong command over the PM competencies
  • Strong leadership capabilities and able to provide vision and strategic direction to the team
  • Highly effective at resolving conflict. Able to address issues between partners swiftly in order to maintain a positive team spirit that is consistent with Cisco values
  • Extensive systems integration experience, covering multiple-vendor solutions and 3rd party developments
  • Understanding of Software development lifecycle and delivery methodology, including Agile based PM frameworks
  • Well versed in core PMI competencies including time, cost and scope management, stakeholder, governance and communication management, risk management and quality management
  • ITIL or eTOM knowledge (or equivalent) desired
  • Strong Negotiation skills: Reaches mutually satisfactory agreements by focusing on interests rather than positions. Includes active listening, interpersonal skills and careful preparation.
  • Partner & Vendor Relationships: Obtains and maintains the highest value from vendors and partners; identifies emerging and long-term requirements
  • Very proficient in the following software tools: Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Consulting capabilities and experience is strongly preferred including capabilities to influence, collaborate with CxOs and navigate political landscapes
  • Understanding of the unique holistic needs required to execute a collaboration specific program is required (i.e. migration activities, operational readiness, adoption, etc.)
  • Frequent travel required as part of relationship building with customers

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: 2020-01-10 Expires: 2020-04-11

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