Administrative Assistant – Security Business Group (SBG)

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Administrative and Business Support
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do
In this role, you will provide support for calendaring, travel, and expenses. You will be expected to understand how to handle, with a great degree of independence, incoming asks for time, meetings, resources and other needs from multiple Directors.  You will be responsible for determining when to refer matters to others, and to whom they should be referred. You will be responsible for following up to ensure proper disposition, and make sure nothing falls through the cracks.
● Calendar Management: Manages Directors’ calendars by prioritizing schedules and meetings. For example, may decide who gets on principal’s calendar, which meetings are attended, and who can attend in his place.
● Meeting Planning and Organizations: Assists Directors in planning and organizing meetings by taking responsibility for assembling the agenda, location, meeting technology (WebEx, TP) based upon participant needs, and all other meeting logistics.
● Correspondence/Approvals: Supports Directors by acting as proxy for communications and approvals as authorized. Answers general questions as necessary and refers (filters) routine matters to appropriate parties and follows up to ensure proper disposition.
● Travel: Responsible for making travel arrangements for the principals. Carefully considers and decides the optimum travel arrangements and itinerary for calendared meetings while managing Cisco expenses.

Due to the frequent engagement of the Director across Cisco as a whole, this individual will interface with and coordinate activities with other EA's and executives in Cisco. Work is generally of a critical and confidential nature.

Who You'll Work With

Security is one of the fastest growing businesses at Cisco. Cisco delivers intelligent cybersecurity for the real world, providing one of the industry's most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolio of solutions across the broadest set of attack vectors. Cisco's threat-centric and operationalized approach to security reduces complexity while providing unmatched visibility, consistent control, and advanced threat protection before, during, and after an attack.

You’ll be supporting the SBG Engineering organization that is responsible for product (both hardware and software) development.

Who You Are
Minimum Qualifications
● 6+ years’ experience in an administrative environment. A minimum of two years of experience supporting a principal who was at the Director level and above.

● Must be able to work in San Jose office.

● Great attention to detail and the maturity to handle confidential information is a must. 

● Advanced knowledge of Mac/Windows desktop computer applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Desired Skills
● Past work experience in the high-tech industry is desired; prior Cisco experience preferred.
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate with all levels of Executive/Senior staff and clients.
● Collaborative style, with excellent teamwork.
● Champions improvements. Solves problems and makes decisions. Demonstrates leadership.
● Works in an organized and disciplined manner. Very detail-oriented. Proactive by nature.
● Advanced desktop calendar management program experience.
● AA Degree desirable.

Why Cisco
We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.

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