Supply Chain Acquisition Integration Specialist

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id
What You'll Do 
The Supply Chain Acquisition Integration is aligned to corporate level strategy, venture investment and M&A group within Cisco Systems. Our charter includes the associated assessment, strategy, planning, and execution required to integrate acquired entities into Cisco's Supply Chain. Our vision is to extract maximum value from Acquisitions with minimum disruption/negative impact to run the business.

Who You'll Work With
Over the years, the team led and closed over 190 acquisitions including divestitures, enabling Cisco to enter multi-billion dollar markets. The talented team of professionals comes from diverse supply chain background and often sought out for best practices. We provide direction as well as communicate, consult with and influence all levels of management both within Acquisition Integration team and in cross-functional organizations to gain support and partnership for proposed integrations.  M&A is a fast-paced cross-functional environment where human connection matters a lot, so we believe in the collective "we" instead of us versus them. We do amazing work, we support and have each other's back, we are not afraid to iterate and prototype, and we are relentless in our aspiration to be the trusted business advisors to the business and acquired entities.

Who You Are
Role & Responsibilities 
As an Acquisition Integration Specialist, you will be expected to  project manage acquisition integration/deals, be responsible for managing complex schedules, problem solve/trouble shoot, and track execution. You will also coordinate with other integration work streams.
·       Apply knowledge of SW, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and other cloud-based business models with understanding of its key business drivers in   order to execute integration plans
·       Perform Acquisition Integration activities using specialized knowledge and developed business expertise
·       Prepare and maintain the overall integration project plans for each acquisition using a hosted project management tool
·       Generate reports, analyze data, and build data sets based on business analytic indicators, such as KPIs
·       Help develop and coordinate implementation of business processes associated with major M&A initiatives; measures the adoption and business value of those initiatives
·       Monitor progress against goals, identifies problems that impact ability to achieve integration plan of record, or areas of inconsistency in the business, based on understanding of blueprint and plan on record.  Pace the integration efforts to meet deadline and help resolve project issues and escalate within the workstream and/or Integration PMO where needed
·       Assist in the facilitation of major initiatives and related sub-projects
·       Communicate moderately-complex concepts; interacts with deal leads and other project stakeholders to inform and direct action
·       Begin to act as a resource for less-experienced team members and colleagues

Minimum Qualifications
·       Bachelors, plus 6 years of related experience, or Masters, plus 2 years of related experience preferred
·       Possess strong analytical skills to work on complex transactions with minimal supervision
·       Excellent written and oral communication and meeting/working session facilitation skills

Desired Skills
·       Experience in managing projects related to acquisition of SW, SaaS or other cloud-based business.
·       Knowledge of software delivery models, business processes and capabilities in order to facilitate transfer of best practices and help drive business    benefits from strategic partnerships
·       Ability to analyze complex information from multiple sources and evaluates several alternative solutions before confirming path forward. Proficient with spreadsheets, databases, and other operational tools and processes that support conducting analyses.
·       Strong understanding of critical project/  program management concepts such as tasks, dependencies, risks, issues, status reporting. Must be able to use advanced PM tools and techniques to build & manage a large execution plan. 
·       Knowledge of Cisco's business functions and practices to drive process improvement for more effective operations.

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.
#Acquisition Integration  #Project Management  #Supply chain
Transportation from San Francisco available

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