Director, Human Resources (HR Business Partner/Sales)

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

The Business Entity
Cisco HR is inspiring today's talent for tomorrow's Cisco. We are developing HR strategies that accelerate capability in Cisco's business and our employees by transforming Cisco's talent, leadership, culture, and organization.

Who You Are:
Are you interested in consulting senior leaders in Cisco's Global Sales Scaling Engines (GSSE) Organization while supporting and inspiring their talent? Come partner with Cisco leaders to influence and translate business strategy to talent management strategy as a leader and advisor with HR expertise and perspective.

Who You'll Work With:
The GSSE organization comprises of Cisco's Global Partner Organization (GPO), whose mission is to develop strategic initiatives and program innovations that create profitable growth and capacity for Cisco and its partners as it is responsible for managing and supporting 60,000+ global partners who represent Cisco’s primary route to market. The second key component of GSSE is Cisco's Global Virtual Sales & Customer Success (GVS&CS), made of 3,000+ highly motivated and talented insides sales, engineering and lifecycle services professionals that deliver $10B+ in annual bookings for Cisco. This team has a mission to reinvent the Land, Adopt, Expand and Renew sales motions for Cisco.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • You will partner with senior management to develop and translate business strategy to talent management strategy and coordinate implementation
  • You will build and lead large scale structural and organizational design changes
  • You will assess, develop and coach executive and senior management teams
  • You will drive change management initiatives with a focus on shifts to culture, leadership and management requirements, and systems and processes
  • You will engage in strategic workforce planning
  • You will Lead senior talent and performance management efforts
  • You will manage acquisition integration planning and executive assimilation
  • You willl Leverage and integrate Annual Cycle Programs to reinforce company-wide HR strategy: Workforce planning, Performance Management, Career Development, Executive Compensation and Rewards, Talent Reviews and Talent Attraction

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree - MBA or Master's Degree preferred
  • 10+ years of HR experience or equivalent experience in roles of increasing complexity/scope
  • HR business partnering experience supporting Sales organizations
Desired Skills
  • Strong Business Acumen
  • Demonstrated success in establishing business relationships as an advisor and consultant with strong HR expertise and judgment
  • Extensive capacity to influence business leaders individually and collectively
  • Expertise in identifying and driving HR solutions that align to business strategy
  • Intuitive, conceptual, systems focused thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Courage to propose solutions others are reluctant to address and act in the face of resistance in the best interests of the business
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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