Cisco Marketing & Communication - Program Manager in Bangalore, India

Marketing & Communication - Program Manager

  • Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

  • Area of Interest Business Strategy and Operations

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1233939

Position Scope

As a Program Manager, you will lead a highly visible, global program to raise the profile of Cisco as a committed partner to governments, businesses, and communities in the countries where we operate. This is a global initiative managed by the APJC region with collaboration across the regions.

You willinfluence a diverse set of stakeholders and work with cross-functional teams consisting of marketing, communications, government affairs, and sales/country leadership teams.You will own the program lifecycle from strategic planning to success metrics and work with cross-functional teams on data collection, marketing collateral, and communications activation.


  • Create momentum behind National Engagement Strategy and drive alignment with other initiatives focused on company reputation and country digitization (e.g. North Stars, CDA).

  • Drive an effective framework for turning data into compelling, evidence-based narratives – with a global standard, regional guidance, and country localization.

  • Work with and represent a wide variety of stakeholders for a matrixed team environment.

  • Develop and manage multi-country program schedules, manage scope and resource changes, and monitor progress against plan.

  • Define and assess success metrics for the program. Ensure all necessary data are available for critical decision making.

  • .Communicate regularly to management on program status, and ensure effective communication within the cross-functional teams –marketing, communications, government affairs, and sales/country leadership teams. APJC communications deliverables as assigned by the leadership team


  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a program management position, with knowledge orinterest in the CSR space

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills and the ability to work/influence with different levels of management

  • Exceptional team player with the ability to quickly develop and foster cross-functional relationships

  • Outstanding written, presentation, and verbal communication skills

  • Organized and detail-oriented; flexible, adaptable self-starter who learns quickly with minimal supervision

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.