Senior Manager, Strategy
San Jose , California
February 08, 2017
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Job Category: Business Strategy
Level of Experience: Experienced - Manager
Requisition #: R1021253


What You'll Do
You will help lead the definition and creation of Cisco's strategy in compute, storage, converged, datacenter and cloud - including linkages and "better Together" with our Networking and Security portfolio. This includes developing a clear perspective on the market today and trends going forward, customer needs, application and workload profiles, competitive strengths, weaknesses and competitive roadmaps. As you juxtapose this against your deep understanding of key storage features and transitions and major datacenter and cloud management offerings (VMware, MSFT, Opensource, etc.), you will define a vision and an execution plan to win in this space.

Your deliverable will include owning and defining the strategy, articulating field, customer consumable versions and internal deep-dives, defining and executing to milestones. You will also help in our annual and 3 year planning processes and interim reviews. Finally, you will take leadership on product managing new and incubation initiatives in the storage and converged space.

Who You'll Work With
You will be a part of a small team of 3 people with high visibility and deep involvement with senior leadership. You will also work closely with corporate strategy/corporate development teams across the company, and product, engineering and sales leadership within the BU and beyond. You will also work with peer product management teams responsible for converged infrastructure, HyperConverged storage software, hardware platforms, and management. And finally you will lean on core TME and competitive teams within the larger org. This is a high visibility, high importance role within an entrepreneurial business unit of Cisco that has attracted the best talent and delivered outstanding results.

Who You Are
You have a deep understanding of key transitions in the cloud/datacenter, compute, storage/converged, security, application framework spaces. You are plugged in to new management and orchestration paradigms and are guided by the north star of simplicity. You like diving into details of technology and understanding what delights our customers and are able to synthesize all of this into a clear strategy and plan of action.

Our minimum requirements for this role:
- 2-5 years post MBA experience in top-tier consulting firm, corporate strategy, product strategy, product management or financial services field with strong exposure to high-tech
- Strong leadership, communication and influencing skills; able to build long-term relationship and drive extended cross-functional teams
- Demonstrated strategic thinking, problem-solving, market analysis, analytical skills and creative thoughts to work on complex business issues with minimum supervision
- Engineering undergrad and business graduate

Additional qualifications we prefer
- Solid understanding of data center and cloud industry
- MBA from top-tier Business School
- 3+ years in Product Management
- 3+ years in Engineering / Product Development

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.

Job Type: Manager
Opportunity Category: Data Center

A little about us:
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