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Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation Manager

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


You will drive strategy development and program execution for a supply chain organization that strives to realize its vision of being the most thoughtful, trusted, and resilient supply chain in the world. Ciscos steadfast focus on innovation is one of the elements which makes Supply Chain a recognized leader by our peers and industry analysts. You will facilitate and implement a set of operational strategies as an output of internal and external sensing along with close collaboration with the executive leadership team.

  • The strategy program manager will drive market assessment of supply chain trends and analyze their imperatives in shaping Ciscos supply chain strategy
  • They will play a key role in operationalization of the supply chain strategy working with business architects and other supply chain functions
  • Support program execution and governance for transformation to achieve the targeted business outcomes.
  • Facilitate cross function discussion of each functions priorities to identify dependencies and potential gaps.
  • Lead metric strategy with process owners to identify tradeoffs needed to optimize performance across supply chain.


Who You'll Work With


The job is a matrix management job with a lot of scope and an extended team, but no direct reports. Influencing skills are essential. Youll be working directly for the Supply Chain Transformation Leader as well as direct collaborate with the Supply Chain Senior Leadership Team. Your extended team is the entire Supply Chain and beyond, and you will be helping to influence internal and external partners.


Who You Are


A leader with strong communication skills to work with senior executives across geographies and an ability to read the room to understand when audience is not aligned with strategy or business outcomes being discussed. Strong ability to craft and influence differing points of view towards a common purpose and vision.

  • Deep Supply Chain experience to help connect strategy and capabilities.
  • Strong facilitation and innovative thinking
  • Demonstrate structured thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Research techniques and synthesizing into consumable insights
  • Life-long learner with ability to ramp up quickly in new areas

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience leading large supply chain transformations from strategy to execution: including strategy development, execution planning and implementation
  • Supply Chain thought leadership, innovation, creativity, and the ability to take abstract concepts and turn them into concrete results is also a requirement.
  • Self-starter, proven ability to work independently on multiple projects and priorities at once.
  • Ability to lead and influence without direct reporting chain and advise executive decision makers. Generate and present strategy, roadmaps and performance dashboards to varying audiences
  • Ability to lead multi-functional activities/projects and inspire changes, and drive plans for programs and systems both tactically and strategically.
  • Demonstrated results in your historical endeavors are a must.
  • Ability to think quickly, respond to changing demands, anticipate future problems, and recommend preventive courses of action.
  • Able to efficiently work cross-functionally in global, high energy, dynamic environment.
  • You have the shown ability to effectively communicate (at the right level) with all levels of the organization

#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!

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.
Posted: 2022-07-20 Expires: 2022-11-05
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