Cisco Strategic Planning Manager - Cisco WebEx Teams Collaboration Group in San Jose, California

Strategic Planning Manager - Cisco WebEx Teams Collaboration Group

  • Location: San Jose, California, US

  • Area of Interest Business Strategy and Operations

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Cloud and Data Center, Software Development, Testing

  • Job Id 1239466

Who You'll Work With

Cisco WebEx is the world’s largest cloud based collaboration platform hosting more than 6 billion meeting minutes and 30 million meetings a month. Cisco Teams Collaboration Group is a multi-billion dollar business unit that develops primarily cloud based collaboration software solutions as well as integrated hardware solutions, and is an integral part of Collaboration portfolio at Cisco, which is investing heavily to transform the future of collaboration experiences for our end users.

Today’s flexible, cloud and mobile driven businesses are clamoring for collaboration solutions that offer a “no compromises” experience in every room, on every desk, and in every pocket. And the growing demand in the workplace – from the IT administrator to the end user – are expecting vendors to provide collaborative experiences that are simple, easy to use, integrated and delightful. We understand, by simplifying powerful technology we can let passionate people like you to focus on their mission. Are you ready to join the team?

Who You Are

We are looking for an exceptional Strategic Planning Manager who is a seasoned business leader with significant relevant experience, a broad and well-rounded set of skills, high level of energy, flexibility, organization savviness, perpetual enthusiasm to lead a large matrixed team, partner with senior Cisco business leaders, drive cross-functional initiatives, learn new skills, and take on new responsibilities, and a demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-based environment.

Our team, TCG VP Office Business Operations, plays a critical role in defining and driving strategic, operational, and organizational improvements across TCG. We work closely with TCG Leadership and other Cisco functions and business units to drive planning activities and day to day operations to ensure business processes meet the needs and objectives of the business. Here, you will be able to challenge status quo and be part of a team that is passionate about creating a high performing Business Unit organization.

What You'll Do

Strategic Planning Lead is a key leadership role with significant visibility across our portfolio of businesses and our executive leadership team. You will work through leaders to develop and execute our long term growth strategy. You will lead cross-functional special project teams to identify and evaluate critical strategic priorities and/or strategic problems, and to accelerate action against these priorities through strategic and long-range business planning and performance management.

In this highly visible role, you will:

  • Drive project work streams to identify and evaluate critical strategic growth opportunities and/or strategic priorities, and develop recommendations and executable plans to catalyze action

  • Drive strategic planning process, including development of short and long term Strategic Plans and Quarterly and Annual Business Review cycles

  • Lead quantitative and qualitative analytic work that unlocks business insights and drives sound decision making on key business issues

  • Collaborate with key leaders across the business to deliver best-in-class business solutions

  • Develop and communicate strategic plans, scorecards and business solutions through high-impact, executive level presentations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, MBA or advanced degree is highly preferred

  • Minimum of 8-10 years' total experience in corporate development, business development, corporate strategic planning, management consulting, finance or related fields

  • Strategy development experience with high tech companies

Desired Skills

  • Excellent leadership, management, strategic influencing, creative thinking, conflict resolution, and team building skills

  • Exceptional team player with the ability to quickly develop and foster stakeholder relationships, and strong collaboration skills, with demonstrated track record of leading or working with cross-functional teams

  • Able to quickly drive, communicate and gain support for decisions in unstructured environments

  • Strategic Framing, Scoping and Problem Solving.Strong desire to get beyond the abstract and general to deliver rigorous, nuanced and actionable recommendations; proven ability to deliver insightful data analysis & synthesis that uncovers customer and market opportunities

  • Exceptional analytical skills. Ability to translate quantitative data into actionable recommendations.

  • High tech industry experience a must

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills and executive presence, with the ability to address and influence both executive and mid-level management audiences.

  • Candidate must be a self-starter, independent, and a driver. And candidate must be detail oriented, proactive, takes initiative and highly organized, and act with a sense of urgency.

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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