Cisco 1232078 Program Manager - ISG in RTP, North Carolina

1232078 Program Manager - ISG

  • Location: RTP, North Carolina, US

  • Additional Location(s) Herndon, VA, New York, NY, Atlanta, GA

  • Area of Interest Sales - Product

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Cloud and Data Center, Internet of Everything, Networking

  • Job Id 1232078

Do you make things happen? Can translate strategy into an operational plan and drive execution? Are you a leader who gets things done with senior, cross-functional teams? Do you know what sales people need to sell a solution? Are you passionate about understanding an industry and figuring out how to dig into a vertical? Then we might have the career for you.

Who You'll Work With:

THE TEAM: Join the dynamic Cisco ISG (Industry Solutions Group) Team, whose charter is to be the single conduit between the Business Entities and worldwide sales to deliver simple and unified go to market motions that translate into documented, sellable solutions to the field.

What You'll Do:


  • ISG Strategy and Planning is seeking an experienced Program Leader who will help support the development of our industry strategy, translate that strategy into an operational plan, and execute by operationalizing and managing programs/initiatives that drive our top global industry sales priorities.

  • You will lead and facilitate efforts across functional organizations such as Sales, Business Entities, Chief Digital Office, Partners, Services, Sales Operations, and various other internal cross-functional and external partners to transform business, and align Cisco’s goals and objectives.

  • A key responsibility is the program management of the global Industry Workgroups (IWG). The IWG is a corporate, cross-functional group that is comprised of senior representation from the key functional groups who are stakeholders in the creation and execution of industry solutions. This role will help drive the strategy and build workable projects and business plans as well as manage, drive and execute the plan across various organizations. This will also involve tracking teams and deliverables to ensure for a successful and timely delivery and influencing broader organizations to support and execute to plan.

  • You should have experience in enabling strategy execution, be well versed in program/project management methodologies and a consistent track record of project successes in program/project management roles.

  • Be able to think at the solution level with the ability to understand the business needs of an industry and enable the translation of constituent technologies into a business solution.

  • You are high-energy and personable and thrive in a dynamic environment possessing the ability to lead multiple projects at a time.

  • You are a self-motivated, independent worker who performs with very little supervision and project direction.

  • You are highly effective in figuring out risks and mitigating issues that impact scope, cost, resources and delivery, and communicating these effectively as needed.

  • You are a self starter and able to pick up projects and ramp up quickly as to add immediate value and in doing so instill the confidence of peers and project leadership.

  • You are able to effectively work with teams with varied strengths, individual contributors and management/executives.

Who You Are:


  • Proven track record of success and cross-functional leadership.

  • Strong Critical & Strategic thinking skills - ability to connect the dots to find new opportunities.

  • You have demonstrated ability to effectively persuade sales, business, and technical decision makers to make investments in new solutions-Success rests on engaging others.

  • Distinctive problem solving and analytic skills combined with strong business acumen - understanding of company pillars, metrics and incentives: finance, marketing, sales, operations, etc.

  • Excellent program management & organization skills; enjoys sweating the details.

  • Knowledge of a function or functions; example: Cisco's field organizations, processes, and go-to-market ... speak the language of the field.

  • Acumen in finance and operations is valued Executive communicator: comfortable and experienced at senior executive levels.

  • Comfortable leading in highly unstructured, ambiguous environments… thrive in 'white' spaces.

  • Team player... comfortable that your success rests on helping others to be successful.

  • Passionate about Cisco and our opportunity, and driven to succeed; "whatever it takes" attitude.

  • Be flexible to take on different roles/responsibilities as project needs change

  • Exhibits strong project management skills, meeting milestones, and deliverables, understands the project management life cycle.

  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills - ability to easily manipulate PowerPoint and use Pivot Tables

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent

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.

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.