What You’ll Do
The Corporate Strategy team is part of the Chief Strategy Office, which helps craft Cisco’s business vision and strategy, partnering with Cisco’s executive leadership team and senior leaders throughout the company. As a Corporate Strategy Manager:
You will drive projects that identify and explore new technologies and business models to extend Cisco’s technology leadership and customer relevance, then lead the decision-making, execution and investments to make those opportunities a reality
You will work closely with Cisco business units and cross-functional leadership to formulate long-term strategic priorities and plans related to e.g., organic and inorganic growth strategy, emerging industry trends, competitive dynamics, and internal business performance improvement
You will work cross-functionally across external and internal stakeholders, partnering closely with Cisco’s product, engineering, finance, sales, marketing and other teams
You will be expected to become an expert in Cisco’s business and have a deep understanding on the markets we serve and competitors we face
Joining the Corporate Strategy team will give you the chance to explore highly complex problems, gain insight into the strategic issues that are forefront in the minds of the executive leadership team, and build relationships with people across the entire organization.
Who You’ll Work With
Our team is part of Cisco’s Chief Strategy Office (CSO). The CSO’s charter includes the ongoing development and coordination of Cisco’s corporate strategies. Our team partners with senior leaders across Cisco’s product, engineering, finance, sales, marketing and other teams to craft and drive Cisco’s strategy for innovation, growth, profitability and market leadership.
Who You Are
Our Minimum Requirements for this Role are:
You hold an MBA degree from a world-class institution
You have 2+ years of post-MBA experience in a top-tier consulting firm, corporate strategy function, or financial services field
You possess strong analytical and financial abilities to work on complex business issues with minimum supervision
You demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills to work with senior executives across various geographies
You have good working knowledge of high-tech industry, with demonstrated ability to ramp up quickly in new areas
You excel in all areas of strategy development, including project management, business analysis, problem solving, verbal and written communication, consensus building, and people development
You demonstrate the ability to become future leaders and be successful in an unstructured, team environment Why Cisco
#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!