1219244 - Advanced Services Strategy and Planning Manager

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

As part of Advanced Services Strategy and Operations, you will support development of our long-term strategy, and drive strategic initiatives, governance planning and analysis. You will be responsible for the planning process for the Advanced Services team, working with multi-functional leadership within and stakeholders outside of Cisco and analysis to support strategic and operational initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Driving strategic initiatives
  • Analyzing operational performance and tracking of business impact of key strategies
  • Ongoing optimization through governance forums
  • Orchestration of highly multi-functional fiscal and long-range planning and interlock processes
  • Financial modeling of various scenarios and expected returns
  • Preparation and presentation of business/ investment cases and operational plans for review by key stakeholders
  • Understanding of market and technology trends and translation into key opportunity areas for the business - e.g. Portfolio, workforce needs, acquisitions
  • Operationalizing the strategy and portfolio/roadmap across Cisco with the extended team
  • Contributing to thought leadership by commissioning and sharing research

Who You'll Work With

Advanced Services is on a transformational journey towards driving outcomes with our clients and partners, innovating and disrupting in key hyper-growth markets, and driving operational excellence across our business models to drive productivity and scale. You will be heavily involved in working with Cisco Leaders and teams as well as key external stakeholders to develop strategies, portfolios, market intelligence, long-range plans and investment recommendations to drive bookings while at the same time supporting the development of the capabilities of the business.

Who You Are

You are a results-oriented individual with prior strategy experience. You have a positive collaborative attitude and a real passion for technology. You are able to work under stress in dynamic and challenging environment and the desire to continually learn and improve approaches and methodologies.

Our minimum requirements are the following:

  • At least 5 years of experience in business and technology consulting with a consistent track record of progressive experience and responsibility.
  • Strong technology experience and knowledge of Cisco products and services is critical.
  • Bachelor Degree required, MBA a plus
  • Extensive corporate strategy and planning experience and hands-on exposure to services delivery in the Enterprise and Service Provider space
  • Acumen in business, change management, technology, and analytical capabilities
  • Demonstrable ability to link business requirements to technology and organizational capabilities and vice versa
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively within Cisco senior leadership and externally as required with customers, partners and analysts
  • Experience with a corporate planning, along with some experience in product management, marketing, or engineering

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.

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