Leadership Selection and Assessment Specialist

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
Cisco is on a journey of transformation that will change the experience for our customers, partners, stakeholders and employees, driving higher relevance and stronger business results for Cisco. Globalization, changing demographics, and shifting economies are changing the dynamics of how we must interact with each other. In today’s hyper connected world, the workplace is changing. It is becoming one that is virtual or remote, combines people from different cultures, spans generations and requires the employer and employees to adapt to the world around them.

Who You'll Work With
Cisco’s Leader Success team is responsible for designing and deploying leadership assessment, coaching, and succession planning for all of Cisco’s team leaders. This team has built a reputation, both internally and externally, of offering the highest quality and innovative services for Cisco’s leaders. Their methods and innovations have been the subject of numerous articles, case studies and awards.

This team is mainly comprised of PhD psychologists with extensive global experience in the field. They are highly respected by Cisco’s senior leadership and the Board of Directors. The team has an excellent relationship with the CHRO and all client-facing HR business partners. Joining this team will give you the opportunity to impact, at the highest level, a company that is changing the way the world lives, works, plays and learns. The team prides itself on creating innovative techniques and methods and staying at the forefront of their profession. You will be professionally challenged, developed and enriched through doing the highest level of work.

Who You Are
The successful candidate will have an ABD, PhD or PsyD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology preferred. May consider Master’s or Doctoral level candidates from organizational behavior and organizational development with human capital consulting experience. All candidates should have a strong educational background in statistics; an affinity for systemic thinking, and experience in executive assessment. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in organizational reviews, leadership development and acceleration, team building and executive coaching.

What You'll Do
• Design selection systems for all levels of leaders that are relevant for a forward thinking, digital, fast-moving company
• Conduct executive leadership assessments; facilitate teams and coach individual executives.
• Contribute as part of a larger team involved with coaching, succession planning and leadership development.
• Manage whole or substantial parts of development programs, assessment processes or projects or interventions.
• Maintain and develop professional knowledge and experience at the highest level.

Qualifications and Competencies
• ABD, PhD or PsyD, in Industrial/Organizational Psychology preferred.
• Experienced designing selection systems
• Experienced coach or facilitator
• Experience within a multinational corporation and/or other large organizations
• Independent, enthusiastic, collaborative, energetic and innovative
• Effective presentation skills

Desired Skills
• Client facing experience
• International experience
• Internal consulting experience
• Executive leadership assessment experience
• Executive presence and maturity

Preferred Personal Attributes
• Demonstrated personal drive, patience, and inspiring self and others for results
• A systems thinker – ability to connect the dots
• Delivers on results despite obstacles
• Comfort with ambiguity
• Ability to build relationships with all levels within an organization
• Deep listening and inquiry
• Collaborative, participatory decision-maker
• Innovative, calculated risk-taker who learns from mistakes
• Proven coaching and influence skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 


We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. 


We Are Cisco.

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