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Strategy & Planning Manager 1290353

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

Ciscos Strategy and Business Acceleration (SBA) group is focused on defining, building, supporting and enabling our business model evolution, managing the funding of the strategic portfolio initiatives, and delivering transformational strategic outcomes.

As a Strategy and Planning Manager, you will be responsible for driving the business acceleration strategy; leveraging new and existing business models, encouraging a data-driven culture, and enabling the organization to make informed decisions through data. You should excel in all areas of strategy development, including business analysis, problem-solving, consensus-building, project management and people development.

This highly visible position will give you the chance to explore deeply complex problems, gain insight into strategic issues that are forefront in the minds of the executive leadership team, and design and implement solutions to deliver real, sustainable impact.

  • Build, develop, and maintain strong working relationships with multiple teams across the business to gather business insights and find opportunities to accelerate customer digitization through new and existing business models
  • Partner with senior leaders across functional teams to identify key business requirements, gather critical business metrics data across the company and build business cases for various opportunities
  • Lead efforts to identify customer, partner, and market insights to accelerate business and improve the cross-functional decision-making practice and alignment
  • Interpret results, conclude actionable recommendations and communicate them effectively to executive stakeholders

Who Youll Work With

This role will work directly with Operations, Finance, Product Management, Customer Experience, Sales, and other teams to develop and deliver valuable business insights and both short- and long-term business transformation and acceleration strategies.

Who You Are

  • Business acumen translate data to generate business insights, and use them to develop and drive new business transformation and acceleration strategies
  • Analytical problem solving identify, gather and use relevant data to identify trends, offer practical and effective solutions to simple and complex business problems
  • Cross-functional collaboration ability to manage and drive cross-functional teams to drive decisions and alignment
  • Communication clear written, oral, and visualization skills


  • Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering, or related field. MBA from top tier school.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of pre-MBA experience and 2-3 years of post-MBA experience in Product Management, Business Intelligence, and Business Strategy in high-tech industry, with demonstrated ability to ramp up quickly.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to work on complex business issues to generate sustainable impacts with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and communication skills to work with senior leaders across multiple functions to drive decisions and alignments.
  • Solid grasp of data & visualization tools (Tableau, PowerBI, SmartSheet, etc.) and interested in developing, exploring and adopting new tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to become a future leader and be successful in developing a team and new talent.

Why 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. A blockchain 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. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!


Posted: 2020-03-20 Expires: 2020-04-20

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