Program Manager, People Planning

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    Any US location
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
What You'll Do
You'll play a critical role in managing the rollout of an enterprise wide ecosystem which enables employees to navigate their careers and to define their development; a platform that places information into the hands of our managers and leaders to help them make critical decisions to enable the success of their teams.  You'll play an active role in planning, preparing and launching multiple releases of this technology to Cisco. You will be responsible for managing relationships with IT, HR Ops and external vendors as well as managing the overall roadmap for the program.

Who You'll Work With
Our team is creating Cisco's Talent Cloud.  Do you want to create an environment where leaders, managers and employees can go to view people's skills and capabilities, to navigate their careers, to define their development?  Would you like to help managers make critical decisions around workforce planning, about how they find people for short or long term assignments and develop talent?  We are building a way to ensure managers have the right skills and capabilities within their teams and a place where employees build their reputation within Cisco to find new opportunities.  The Talent Cloud team is responsible for creating the tools, data and insights to capture business opportunities in the marketplace, while also retaining and attracting the best people. It delivers the promise of the people deal - connecting everything in an innovative way to benefit everyone - facilitating career mobility and choice.

Who You Are
You've got extensive experience in program, product and release management.  You are skilled in your ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control IT projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources, to achieve program success. You establish and build healthy working relationships and partnerships with stakeholders, clients, vendors, and peers.  You have a proven track record for generating results that impact the business and exceed expectations.

Minimum Qualifications
*  5-10 years of previous related experience 
*  Bachelor's Degree 
*  5+ years of program and project management experience with increasing responsibilities

Desired Skills and Experience
*  Strong knowledge of IT solutions and release/program management
*  Passion for innovation and driving disruptive change
*  Ability to work across global teams and collaborate virtually
*  Critical thinking, judgment, coaching and influencing skills that converge to create executive presence
*  Effective and efficient communication and presentation skills with the ability to present information at executive level

*  Business process analysis and design 
*  Understanding of change management fundamentals
*  Solid business acumen and financial management skills
*  Ability to multi-task in an environment with a high degree of change and ambiguity

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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