Architecture Manager - Supply Chain Transformation

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    California, US West Coast
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Who We Are

For starters, we are #1! The #1 Supply Chain in the world for the third consecutive year according to Gartner. This recognition was earned by a diverse, inclusive, hard charging, fun loving team who continuously demonstrate the ability to handle disruption, adapt, innovate and deliver. Supply Chain Transformation is at the heart of our Supply Chain evolution, driving new business models, sustainability efforts and our next generation operating model.

The Components Business Model team is chartered with scaling operations to achieve profitable top line growth, while delivering a best-in-class Customer and Workforce Experience. In this time of unprecedented change, we are looking for top talent to lead business critical capabilities that will redefine success for Cisco and our customers. Join us!

Who You'll Work With

The Architecture Manager will lead a team of architects and analysts that work across the Supply Chain Operations organization and Cisco Enterprise IT. You will be a key leader in the Components Business Model Central Operations team.

What You'll Do

The Architecture Manager will be responsible for the strategy, architecture, execution, and governance needed to scale Components Business Operations business. The ideal candidate will be able to establish relationships, recruit and mentor staff, and possess sophisticated capability architecture skills along with several years of experience leading teams of architects and analysts in support of a global supply chain.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and own the development and execution of business architecture roadmap in support of vision, strategy, and operations
  • Build a compelling and globally influential long-term business architecture strategy and roadmap to guide business decisions and improve customer experience using business process excellence.
  • Actively participate and drive cross-functional critical initiatives across the supply chain using best-in-class architectural techniques and methodologies
  • Standardize the documentation and management of global process design content to support an E2E single source of truth
  • Provide leadership to managers and professional staff
  • Be accountable for the performance and results of teams across multiple related job families or fields
  • Responsible for business partnership and collaborating on cross-organization functional objectives with upstream/downstream organization functions of own business segment
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain functions business & data teams to understand their strategic objectives and needs
  • Develop a collaborative work environment that furthers autonomy, transparency, mastery, innovation and learning

Who You Are

You are a Supply Chain professional who is effective in influencing and using effective collaborative relationships for success. You have excellent analytical, written, and verbal communications skills and the ability to influence, interact, and present at senior executive levels. You excel at developing and implementing supporting business processes, metrics, and continuous improvement roadmaps. You are results oriented, ambitious, flexible, and able to adapt in a fast-paced, changing environment. You work multi-functionally to position and orchestrate a solution consisting of multiple products. You excel at leader development through coaching, attracting top talent and empowering teams to be their best.


  • 10 years of Business Architecture experience
  • Minimum 2 years managerial experience
  • Experience delivering large cross-functional initiatives in a semiconductor manufacturing supply chain
  • Extensive experience leading Business Architecture practices across complex cross-functional teams
  • A wide understanding of Supply Chain with specific and in-depth knowledge in the subject areas for Hardware, Software, Cloud and Services
  • Demonstrated ability to apply architectural practices and framework to business strategy and solutions
  • Experience with business architecture methodologies and supporting technologies to map and manage business policy, process, and technology architecture models
  • Able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
  • Strong situational analysis and decision-making abilities
  • Inspiring leader with a curiosity to learn from a variety of internal and external sources
  • Program management expertise, knowledge of Supply Chain systems, and a proven ability to drive the efforts with large cross functional teams
  • Ability to implement strategy into clear action plans and lead teams to a common goal
  • Ability to summarize detailed requirements into a digestible, fluid message that can be tailored for multiple levels of the organization
  • Proven working experience in Agile Development process

#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! 

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.