Innovation Center Director

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What you’ll do

The Center Leader will operationalize and manage a functioning Innovation Center. This includes the following:

-Responsible for Singapore Innovation Center and Directs all of the Asia Pacific Innovation Centers

·     - Leads, manages and guides a team of high performing professionals

·     - Manages overall strategy for Asia Pacific portfolio of Innovation programs, enabling and delivery of local and corporate ecosystem programs. (developers, startups, universities, ecosystem partners, current Cisco customers, portfolio companies).

·      - Responsible for Singapore Co-Innovation identifying customer needs and working with ecosystem to develop solutions and implement

·     - Defines and executes the strategy for ecosystem engagement in the region, in partnership with local and corporate team

·      - Works with Regional Sales and Technical Leaders to identify trendsetting business and technology partnership opportunities

·      - Closes new business partnership deals by coordinating requirements, developing and negotiating partnerships

·      - In partnership with Sales and wide stakeholder base translates opportunities into revenue impact eg. solutions development, co-innovation, go-to-market plans, etc.

·     - Works with stakeholders to build and design programs that have an impact on Cisco’s revenue growth, market leadership and strategic innovative direction

·     -  Partners with local sales and general leadership on internal and external needs

·     -  Builds strong partnerships with other Global Innovation Centers in order to share best practices and quickly execute on global opportunities

·     -  Drive Asia Pacific Innovation Centers targets and metrics in coordination with local Innovation center business leads

·     -  Support country Government strategy and execution within the Center

Who You’ll Work With

Cisco’s Corporate Strategy Office (CSO) is on the cutting-edge of innovation, fostering and capturing new opportunities at a lightning pace. The office is all about pioneering the future to lead market transitions, increase shareholder value, and help our customers succeed.

Cisco’s Corporate Strategic innovation Group (CSIG), part of CSO, is a high-energy, motivated team that shares a passion for all-things innovation. This includes our Innovation Centers, which are located around the world. At the centers disruptive talent comes together to explore, discover and develop groundbreaking solutions to solve customers’ toughest challenges. The centers are fast-paced, high-energy hotspots, where the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well—in fact, thriving.

Who you are 

·   Based in Singapore, you have 12+ years working and delivering results in the areas of Technology, Sales, Business Development, Venture Capital and Innovation.

·       Strong technology strategy skills with specific focus on digital disruption and the impact it is having in the economy.

·       Excellent Business acumen skills and successful track record in managing operations, building and launching new programs and scaling business/products from ground up.

·       Exceptional organizational & leadership skills and ability to coach and quickly develop a high performance team that will execute, track and manage complex programs

·       Ability to influence executives and multiple stakeholders to close gaps in conflicting priorities and to gain alignment to achieve common goal

·       Confidence and successful track record of charting a path and making decisions with ambiguity and limited information

·       High energy and sense of urgency. Self-starter and self-motivated. Thrive in a pressured environment. Exhibit drive and tenacity

·       Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and presentation

·       Exceptional stakeholder and change management skills. 

Desired Skills

·       Ability to quickly pivot and execute on required outcomes

·       Executive presence, proven success in executing complex programs and working with all levels of stakeholders – from senior executives to individual contributors

·       Start up, incubator, entrepreneurial and innovation experience and mindset is essential

·       Product Management and GTM knowledge

·       High energy and sense of urgency

·       Self-starter and self-motivated

·       Thrive in a pressured environment

·       Exhibit drive and tenacity

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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