Director, Adaptive Orchestration

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Collaboration, Video, Internet of Everything, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

This is a very exciting time for Cisco. A few months ago, Cisco took the first step into transforming the networking industry. The network will now be one that is able to manage in an automated and deeply agile way the growing number of devices that will be connected as the world moves towards digitization powered by IoT at unprecedented speed. This network also brings a level of intelligence and a fundamental approach to security paramount for digitization, IoT and cloud computing to work.

At the core of this transformation, is the evolution to Software and Cloud network capabilities. With that, it is imperative that the company transforms the way we develop, introduce and manage the solutions that it brings to market. Specifically, the imperative is to move from focusing on traditional processes such as on New Product Introduction to an adaptive lifecycle management that puts significant emphasis on Customers adopting, expanding and renewing solutions. It is also critical that this shift focuses on the Customers and Partners journey, experience and success. Paramount to this is the ability for Cisco to build into its solutions and value chain the capabilities needed.

Ensuring that this new lifecycle management approach is an adaptive one is critical to the company’s strategy. A sensing model throughout the Customer and Partner journey will allow Cisco’s and Partner’s value chain to rapidly learn and adapt.

This overall transformation will require Cisco to build a solid Adaptive mindset across the company. This mindset change, will be anchored on Adaptive, Agile and Transformational leadership research and it will be intertwined with the business execution.

The office of Business strategy and operating model integration reporting directly to the Executive Vice President of Enterprise Networking, Security, Data Center and Cloud Business Entity is responsible for leading this company effort sponsored by Cisco’s CEO and the executive staff. As an Adaptive Orchestrator you will be responsible for driving its execution.

Are you passionate about transformation? In this role you will be responsible for:

  • The cross-function facilitation and orchestration of the Adaptive Lifecycle Management transformation.
  • Ensuring appropriate interlocks between the different areas of the value chain.
  • Orchestrating the build-out and/or evolution of capabilities across the value chain needed in order to support the Customer journey. Understanding of how to build a Customer Journey and anchor capabilities to it is imperative.
  • Driving and influencing commitments and action needed to remove barriers and steer efforts to accelerate execution in alignment with the strategy. You will facilitate the redefinition of strategies when needed.

Are you ready to be a pioneer for Cisco's "new way of working"? The following skills are considered critical to this position:

  • Significant knowledge of 2 or more of the following Business Value Chain areas: Product Management, Sales, Channels management, Customer success, Services and Operations
  • Strong Program management skills and experience
  • Clear understanding and experience of the Customer journey and technology lifecycle in the SW industry
  • Excellent facilitation skills. Preferable in Agile Execution and Design Thinking style
  • Deep understanding and experience in mindset change
  • Ability to create a vision, be creative and inspire others to follow
  • Ability to influence with empathy and knowledge at all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in running cross-functional strategic efforts
  • Experience in presenting to and influencing Sr. executives
  • Bachelor degree. Business Master degree preferable

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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