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Strategic Initiatives Manager

Cisco Systems Inc.
Carolina Shores, NC 28467
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Who We Are 

Ciscos Customer Experience (CX) organization is one of our fastest growing teams, and the Customer & Partner Experience Engineering (CPXE) organization is redefining how Cisco delivers value to our customers & partners via our product portfolio. The CPXE Security team is charged with securing our cloud offers for our customers. 

What You'll Do 

You will bring your rare combination of thinker and doer combined with a strong aptitude for quickly spotting challenges and turning them into actionable innovation opportunities. This is your chance to lead a variety of critical initiatives that transform and accelerate the way we work and drive impact. 

Who You'll Work With 

Partnering closely with the Director of Strategy, Planning & Awareness, you will define, drive and deliver solutions across our world-class cloud security team. On any given day, you will work with our CISO, Risk Managers, Pen Testers, Threat Managers, SOC Operators and dozens of other high energy, hardworking cloud security professionals.  

Who You Are 

You are a transformer who is passionate about determining what the future looks like, with a focus on crafting and improving customer value through strategic business transformation initiatives. You possess a high tolerance for ambiguity and complexity and are able to balance the needs of the moment with longer-term goals. 

You are resilient with a positive demeanor even the biggest challenges are possible to overcome with the right amount of creativity, good judgment, and hard work. You always strive for integrity and the ability to follow through on commitments. 

Minimum Qualifications  

  • 5 years of related experience in program management in the technical field.  

  • Direct experience in cloud, SaaS and security highly desired, but we can train you! 

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) to all levels of an organization. 

  • Prior hands-on experience in the areas of managing end-to-end programs around data, tools, technology, people and process. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work seamlessly across functional disciplines.  

  • Desire to build relationships with cross-functional colleagues. 

  • Experience writing and presenting strategic program plans for executive audiences in order to gain alignment. 

  • Experience prioritizing and driving multiple concurrent projects to success. 

  • Comfort around using quantitative data and metrics to communicate ideas. 

  • Self-starter and ability to rapidly build rapport and trust with across business functions. 

  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Word and Excel. 

  • Knowledge of collaborative tools like smartsheet, Quip and SharePoint are a plus. 

  • Bachelor's degree in business and/or related technical field plus experience working in an Agile environment. 

  • PMP desired. 

Why Cisco: 

#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! 

Posted: 2021-03-24 Expires: 2021-04-24
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