Graduate Project Specialist - Bachelor or Master - Netherlands

  • Location:
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Area of Interest
    Project or Program Management
  • Job Type
    New Graduate
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Start Date: August/September 2018
Application deadline: 15th January 2018

Why you will love Cisco
  • Cisco didn’t just build the Internet. We keep building it. We believe our innovation and our edge comes from our people. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco. 
  • Cisco is ranked in the Top-30 Best Places to Work globally by Fortune and LinkedIn – you’ll be joining a world recognized brand with a great reputation.
  • We are proud to have a strong culture of openness, trust and fun. Work together with like-minded innovators, some of the best brains in the business, in a supportive, connected and technologically advanced environment. 
  • You will be connected to people and information through the best collaboration tools and technologies.
  • We ensure our employees have great work life balance; so every year you will be able to take your birthday off as an extra day’s holiday.
  • At Cisco we want to work for the benefit of everyone. All our employees get 5 days a year to pursue voluntary causes they are passionate about through our Time2Give initiative.
  • We have a wide range of generous benefits covering everything: from healthcare, to pensions, consumer discounts and gym membership.
  • We ensure you are recognized for what you bring to Cisco through bonus schemes and our employee reward program Connected Recognition.
  • Cisco plays a crucial role in driving next generation software innovations. This includes cloud, mobile, security, hardware, big data spaces, software and consulting services. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity; we are connecting the unconnected and transforming our customers' businesses worldwide.  

Supply Chain Operations
  • Join our industry recognized Supply Chain Operations team. Over the last 10 years, Cisco’s Supply Chain has been among the top 10 global supply chains on Gartner’s annual Top 25 Supply Chain list.
  • The Cisco Supply Chain is responsible for new product introductions, manufacturing, logistics, sourcing and procurement, planning, quality, sustainability, supply chain security and many other functions.
  • Taking engineering innovations from the drawing board all the way through to our customers, whether it's complex, high-end, configure-to-order systems or high-volume off-the-shelf products, Supply Chain Operations is responsible for turning ideas into powerful customer solutions. Supply Chain Operations at Cisco is a global organization with more than 9,000 employees in over 50 locations around the world.
  • Our success is derived from our people and culture. We support risk taking, we encourage bold innovative ideas, and our leadership team is committed to helping our employees develop and grow within their careers.
  • Our vision is to enable the success of Cisco’s strategy. By being agile, driving innovation, productivity and scale, Cisco Supply Chain plays a huge role in the experience that Cisco delivers to our customers and partners.
  • As an University Grad you will be stepping into a fast-paced environment, while working in high-impact roles. With lots of support from management and colleagues, you will experience a sense of community and fun, while having the opportunity to learn and grow. 
  • Start a truly rewarding career at Cisco Supply Chain!
  • Watch the Cisco Supply Chain introduction video here:

What you will learn with us?
  • You will be part of our team Supply Chain team in Amsterdam who are dedicated to providing our customers an unrivaled customer experience by delivering a flexible, innovative and scalable supply chain. 
  • The opportunities to learn at Cisco vary by the function, as well as the projects that you are working on.
  • You will
  • Work as part of a new product development team to develop our products and manufacturing processes.
  • Help create innovative solutions to optimize Supply Chain Operations internal and external processes and tools to enable the best cost, quality, and delivery of Cisco products.
  • Assist with creating, analyzing, and releasing product and process documentation.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to problem solve and drive innovative & transformational programs across the supply chain.
  • Provide quantitative analysis of data to drive decision-making and improve processes and tools.
  • Work with marketing, finance, sales and the Supply Chain Organization to develop supply chain strategies and protocols.
  • Have opportunities to learn about various supply chain, sourcing, and manufacturing methodologies such as designing, sourcing, and executing for Manufacturing / Cost / Quality / Reliability / Packaging / Assembly.

What will you bring to us?
  • You are an energetic person and excited by the world of technology. 
  • You are passionate about Supply Chain Excellence.
  • You are in your final year of study or have recently graduated from a Masters (Bachelors)   majoring in in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, Electrical Engineering, or a related subject such as Mathematics or Physics.
  • You have an excellent academic record with a Minimum CGPA of 3.0.
  • You have a solid understanding of Supply Chain fundamentals with an aptitude for learning new technologies.
  • You possess creative problem solving skills and have excellent troubleshooting skills. 
  • You are comfortable with working in teams.
  • You have good English verbal and written skills.
  • You are able to live and work in the country of your application, with no additional VISA sponsorship from Cisco.

What Cisco offers you
  • A competitive salary package with pension and insurances.
  • Room to play: at Cisco, you will be challenged and developed whilst having fun. We value a culture of smart risks, and think it is better to try and fail than not try at all.
  • A world of opportunities: personalized learning, mentoring, stretch assignments and world-class career growth programs.
  • We believe flexibility in the workplace is important to make sure you have a good work-life balance. Our technologies and tools allow for flexible working arrangements and working from home.
  • Culture of recognition: from praise to promotions, bonuses, incentives, patent programs and innovation challenges, recognition and gratitude is part of everyday work life at Cisco. This is all outlined in our People Deal manifesto.

We believe that changing the future requires more than just a special ability. Playing and thinking outside the box is an essential part of what we do, meaning your mindset and personality are just as important as your skills. 

Collaboration, innovation and creativity are more than buzzwords for us. They are strengths we look for in every employee. 
Have a look at Spark Board – a brand new collaboration tool what our engineering teams have developed recently: 

What Leo says about being an University Grad at Cisco Supply Chain
“Working at Cisco as university grad over this past year has been an incredible experience. It has allowed me to embark on an amazing journey, learning the ins and outs of one of the world’s best supply chains. Cisco has provided me the opportunity to work in an international environment, where I was given real responsibility and trusted to deliver real results from day one. Cisco has also provided me with space to grow my career as well as myself personally through in job training, travel and mentorships with executives.”

What Bhavya says about being an University Grad at Cisco Supply Chain
“I learnt that despite being so vast in its entirety, Cisco is an organization where one can easily reach out to the people one needs help from and that there is no need to hesitate to ask for help.”

What Mohit says about being an University Grad at Cisco Supply Chain
“Having a lot of exposure with different teams and functions, across the region and globally.”

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