Workforce Planning Consultant

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    US - Anywhere
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Cisco HR is inspiring today's talent for tomorrow's Cisco. We are developing HR strategies that accelerate capability in Cisco's business and our employees by transforming Cisco's talent, leadership, culture, and organization.  Leadership and Team Intelligence (LTI) focuses on driving Power of Teams across Cisco. We are looking at intelligence across Cisco on what makes teams and leaders great.  The People Planning organization is part of LTI.

What You'll Do

Our People Planning (PP) team focuses on three key areas: workforce and talent planning, people analytics and organization effectiveness. This role will focus on driving adoption and improvement of our workforce planning (WFP) efforts to continue to build the discipline across the Enterprise.  The key to success will be enabling our business teams in partnership with our HR partners to deliver an actionable, data driven, forward looking workforce plan for their leaders. In this role you will… 

  • Work with the Workforce Planning team to evolve our approach, tools, and data strategy
  • Develop a long term, scalable engagement model – Self-serve and Advisory Services
  • Help build WFP capability in our business functions by partnering with the relevant execution teams (primarily strategy and planning, operations teams) 
  • Create enablement plans for our HR Business Partners to drive scalability
  • Partner with WFP lead and our People Analytics function to establish a consistent, real-time workforce management reporting system and processes
  • Participate in WFP discussions with the business, advise and enable the business leads in developing organization and talent models

Who You'll Work With

You’ll work in partnership with the WFP lead to build and evolve WFP processes that are non-traditional and can adapt to the flexible, dynamic and ever-changing technology landscape. You will work across the PP team with our consultants to understand client engagements, our talent planning and data strategy to ensure that we connect all facets of our work. You will lead your projects, in business meetings, draw insights from client discussions, create executive ready presentations and prepare impactful communications

Who You Are

  • 4-6 years of prior demonstrated workforce planning and analytics experience
  • Degree within a quantitative discipline; Economics; HR Master degree/ MBA preferred
  • Prior experience working in a top tier consulting firm with a focus on workforce planning engagements.  Experience in supply chain and/or organization design would also be relevant, however, not required.
  • Program, project and change management skills
  • Structured problem solver and strong analytic skills
  • Self-directed and ability to drive results in rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple workstreams across various stakeholders
  • Ability to simplify and communicate complex concepts at multiple levels of understanding
  • Strong business acumen
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint

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.

Colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us!


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