Communications and Event Manager, Supplier Management - 1224525

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

As a Communications and Event Manager in Global Supplier Management (GSM), you will coordinate and lead major Supplier events and write internal and external communications. The Communications and Event Manager will rely on their acumen to understand Cisco and GSM’s strategies, and translate complex concepts and objectives into simple industry language. You will demonstrate creative ways to develop memorable events, which effectively carry a message to very broad and diverse audiences.

Who You'll Work With

You will be working side by side with the executive team. In this role, you engage with a highly skilled group of Sourcing and Supplier Management professionals, in addition to Cisco’s direct Suppliers. The GSM team has a real passion for innovation and loves leading our Suppliers to achieve excellence in technology, cost, quality, delivery and resiliency for Cisco. 

Who You Are

You are an expert communicator and event planner, with prior experience in an operations and high tech environment. You thrive working in ambiguity and are able to influence and align diverse teams to achieve a common outcome.


-  BA/BS degree or MBA/Master's degree in relative field

-  10+ years of experience in operations and high tech

-  Working event management experience and the ability to script and drive run of show for large events (500+ attendees, 30+ speakers)

-  Experience with change management and effective communication methodologies

-  Proficiency in the use of visuals to simplify messaging

-  Excellent written and oral communication throughout all levels of the organization: users, peers, cross-functional partners and senior executives

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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