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Senior Pan-EMEAR Communications Program Manager Technology story

Cisco Systems Inc.
Belgium, WI 53004
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We are seeking a highly motivated, creative, Senior Communications Manager to join our EMEAR Communications team. This is a new role and is focused on communications strategy and programs, content development and delivery, and representing the EMEAR Communications Team in high profile global or regional communications projects.

Are you a seasoned, flexible and agile communications professional with an interest in technology, working across multinational, functional teams and stakeholders? Do you want to virtually lead and inspire teams in a highly matrixed organization where everyone is empowered to do their best work? As part of a small, but mighty team, you will be required to plan, deliver and measure EMEAR Communications programs across multiple topics and campaigns.

What You'll Do

Youll create communications campaigns and stories that rise to the top, captivate and stimulate conversations in the industry. Youll partner with our leading thinkers moving the conversation forward around the critical importance of technology in redefining how we work, live and interact to power a more inclusive future.

Youll be responsible to deliver strategic regional communication plans and thought leadership content that both influences and extends the global communications plans for multiple external audiences. The campaign approach and technology thought leadership will form a powerful foundation to all our communications in the EMEAR region and beyond.

Who Youll Work With

Youll become part of our world-class EMEAR communications team thats in-tune with everything happening inside and outside the company to create connections and enable relevant conversations that influence measurable opinions and behaviours. We work smart; we think business conversation before we act so we can ruthlessly prioritise to focus on the high value, big impact outcomes.

Who You Are

You are a seasoned communications manager, a dynamic, data-driven strategic thinker who is passionate about getting the right results that make a positive difference. Powerful writing, message development, good judgement, stakeholder and project management are your key strength.

Youll have a track record in building and executing communications campaigns through to outcomes, often with tight deadlines. Youll have an eye for detail. You are a fantastic influencer, relationship builder, comfortable working virtually across multiple geographies and collaborating closely with colleagues, across region, functions and in HQ.

You revel in being part of a high-performing team, working in a fast-paced organization, yet are self-motivated and driven, happy to take the initiative, and great teammate who values working in a collaborative environment. You are passionate and ambitious with a never-ending hunger and curiosity for stories. Youll understand the business and technology, so that you can shape external influencers perceptions, opinions and behaviours at the same time.

Your key skills and experience:

  • 10+ years of external communications experience at regional level, including public relations and social media, some of it in a global technology company
  • Strong project management skills, proven to be successful in global matrix organisations and in balancing concurrent projects
  • Excellent editorial and storytelling skills
  • Understanding of technology
  • Able to successfully socialize communications campaigns with multiple communications and business stakeholders to advance message consistency and impact
  • A track record of translating business goals into communications goals, understanding audience perceptions, and crafting integrated communications campaigns in support of the company and region business objectives.
  • Data-driven communications strategy and planning
  • Giving counsel to executives; with the gravitas and credibility to influence
  • A deep understanding of how communications and marketing should work together
  • English native 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.

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security 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, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication 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. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 

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Posted: 2020-11-04 Expires: 2021-05-10
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