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Senior Manager, Strategy and Planning - Compute

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Jose, CA 95113
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Who youll work with

The Cloud, Compute and IoT Business Operations Organization plays a critical role in defining and driving strategic, operational and organizational excellence and improvements across the group. The Strategic Planning team works closely with the leadership team to drive strategic planning activities, operations framework and execution excellence to ensure business processes meet the needs and objectives to scale with speed and deliver aggressive growth. Our team is expected and able to change the status quo and be part of a team that is passionate about creating a highly performing organization.

What you will do

The Senior Manager is a key member in the Business Operations organization with significant visibility across our Compute portfolio of business and cross functional leadership teams. In this highly visible role, you will work with the Director of Strategy and Planning to develop and execute our long-term growth strategy. You will:

  • Lead strategic planning process, including development of long range, annual and quarterly business review cycles through high impact executive presentation development
  • Partner with key stakeholders (e.g., Product Management, Engineering, Finance, Operations, Corporate Strategy, etc.) to drive both short and long-term business planning process and/or strategic initiatives
  • Manage overall Compute roadmap for stakeholders e.g. GM, BoD/ELT
  • Partner with Operation Leads/Chief of Staffs on various workstreams to successfully translate strategy to execution
  • Lead quantitative and qualitative analytical work that unlocks business insights and inform decision making on key business issues
  • Translate stakeholders requirement into financial and/or operational reports, dashboard and metrices
  • Present insights and recommendations to internal stakeholders

Who you are

You are an experienced professional with significant relevant experience, a broad and well-rounded set of skills. You have high level of energy, resilience, organization savviness, perpetual enthusiasm to work with and influence Cisco business leaders and drive cross-functional initiatives. You are a creative problem solver who are comfortable with navigating ambiguity and uncertainty. You are attentive to detail and accuracy, committed to excellence and always go extra mile to deliver the best result and maximized impact. You thrive in a fast-paced and team-based environment with your excellent communication and influence skills. You are self-motivated, self-reliant and self-starting with strong desire to learn, eager to take on fresh challenges, and continuous growth.


  • Bachelors degree or MBA/Masters degree
  • 7-10 years of total professional experience in corporate development, business development, corporate strategic planning, management consulting, finance or related field.
  • Strategy and Operations experience in high tech companies preferred

Desired Skills

  • Exceptional analytical skills: Ability to translate data into insights and actionable recommendations
  • Expert level Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Exceptional team player with the ability to quickly develop and foster stakeholder relationships; strong collaboration skills with demonstrated track record of working with cross functional teams
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills and executive presence with the ability to address and influence audiences at all level

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.

Posted: 2020-03-18 Expires: 2020-04-18

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