Cisco Launch Program Manager in San Jose, California

Launch Program Manager

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Marketing and Communications

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest *None

  • Job Id 1232464

What You'll Do

Working as a member of the BU & Product Marketing Strategy and Planning Team, you will be responsible for driving the team’s launch strategy, planning and execution.

In this significant and exciting role you will:

  • Work with the launch leads to set the respective product, solution and overall launch strategy

  • Drive launch plan execution across the cross-functional team to create alignment with the team’s strategy and ensure launch and post-launch success

  • Coordinate multiple deliverables and act as an ambassador across teams to effectively streamline the strategic vision they set forth to ensure flawless execution of the launch plan

  • Run weekly launch meetings and additional meetings as needed

  • Coordinate cross-functional collaboration to ensure consistency and efficiency

  • Orchestrate and manage sub-team leads to track activities for the launch

  • Act as the hub of information

  • Build, manage and maintain SmartSheet spreadsheet space for launch deliverables

  • Ensure all deadlines are met

  • Ensure real-time launch metrics

Who You’ll Work With

The BU & Product Marketing Strategy and Planning team is passionate about marketing – not just to be innovative, but to transform innovation into value for our customers.

Come join the BU & Product Marketing Strategy and Planning team as a Launch Program Manager. We want creative, resourceful, organized and seasoned individuals with marketing, planning and program management experience who have a focus and passion for the needs of our customers. We want an energetic and committed team member to help us lead, execute and maintain the team’s product and solutions launches. We are a team that is energized by positioning Cisco’s unique differentiators in alignment with our customers’ needs. We are agile in our execution and always find a way to “get it done.”

Our team is poised to take an established business to the next level by anticipating customer needs and delivering on the cutting edge. Our customers are not just industry leaders but are redefining the world through the empowerment of technology – with Cisco by their side.

Who You Are

You have 3-5 years of program management experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Marketing or related degree. You are detail oriented with demonstrated program management experience. You have the ability to lead cross-functional and matrixed teams and have experience working with global teams.

You have a consistent track record of successfully planning and executing programs, projects, and launches. You can handle project scope/change and can communicate impacts to project, requirements, timeline, etc.

Desired Skills

  • Budget management skills

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Very organized and effective time-management skills with the ability to organize and prioritize workload

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with problem-solving ability

  • Positive attitude and thrives in a dynamic, team and ever-changing environment

  • Able to work both independently and in a team environment

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.

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