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Cisco Director of Business Operations Enterprise Networking & Cloud in San Jose, California

Cisco’s Enterprise Networking & Cloud (EN&C) business is the largest business in the company, comprised of Cisco’s networking businesses, server business, cloud products, IoT, and Meraki businesses. Seeking an analytical and strategic operations leader to join the Enterprise Networking & Cloud (EN&C) team. The leader will be able to combine excellent business acumen with operational rigor to become a key business partner and trusted advisor to the EN&C executive leadership team.

The ideal candidate will possess a broad understanding of technology product and business operations and will also be able to communicate effectively with leadership and senior executives across multiple functions. Data driven, system savvy, intellectually curious, a fast learner, detail oriented and able to move quickly while keeping focused on high impact projects with limited direction and supervision. To sum it up, the leader is a self-starter who can tactically execute, while critically think through strategic issues. Directly reporting into SVP, EN&C Strategy & Operations, this position offers great opportunities for visibility and impact across the $25B Enterprise Networking & Cloud business.

Responsibilities

  • Establish best in class business project management that partners with stakeholders.
  • Develop metrics, milestones, structured programs and procedures to ensure successful day-to-day execution
  • Drive operational initiatives across functions (Sales, HR, Finance, Product, Marketing, Customer Success etc.)
  • Provide administrative leadership, including facilitation of senior staff meetings and business reviews
  • Create and manage the organizational calendar of meetings, events and check-points, managing action items and driving to closure
  • Collaborate across multiple internal business partners including engineering, product, design, finance, legal, compliance and risk to ensure the quality of deliverables
  • Ensure surgical execution of key projects/initiatives across the various functions. Ensure all parties are well-aligned on key initiatives.
  • Requirements
  • 10+ years of relevant experience, including operations, product management, finance, or strategy roles
  • Works effectively in complex and matrixed organizations.
  • Able to see the big picture while also being hands-on and in the details.
  • Always focused on doing what's right for the business.
  • Willing to take on the tough projects and challenges to support growth of the business.
  • Ability to be highly productive with minimal oversight from senior management.
  • Takes responsibility and accountability for actions and outcomes.
  • Possesses business acumen, strong analytical, troubleshooting, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Strong listening skills and an ability to speak in front of senior audiences as well as write clearly, concisely, and compellingly.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and provide practical business insights from complex data sets.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree MBA or Graduate degree preferred but not required *

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re "old" (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can’t put us in a box!

But "Digital Transformation" is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

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Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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