Circular Economy/Sustainability Program Manager

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Alternate Location
    Austin, TX; Boxborough, MA; Lawrenceville, GA; others may be considered
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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What You'll Do

Cisco is looking for a visionary, experienced leader who will lead a key pillar of our circular economy program passionate about the lifecycle management, takeback and reuse of our equipment. You will be working collaboratively to set strategy, identify and align new opportunities, build business cases, and implement new business models. You will build and manage strong cross-functional relationships at all levels of the business to enable a successful circular economy program for all of Cisco.

You'll lead programs every single day to support and drive circular economy projects throughout Cisco, that require data analytics, metrics, work plans and relationship building. You will hold functional teams accountable for their individual contributions to the overall program. In addition to leading and aligning internal cross-functional teams, this role will involve external engagement with customers and partners.

Who You'll Work With

When you work with us, you’ll be part of a highly empowered collaborative team who's passionate about our sustainability vision: what's good for the world and good for business have never been more connected. We are a team of change agents with strong business analytical skills passionate about opportunities to be a catalyst for our customers' transformations.

Who You Are

You are an ambitious person who has experience and real passion for sustainability, particularly circular economy. You are not afraid to take ownership of big, groundbreaking projects that involve calculated risks to the business. You can expertly manage and drive key circular economy projects that are in-flight and also help bring new circular economy projects to life.

Minimum Requirements

10+ years experience in program or project management.

MBA or other Master's-level degree (Sustainability or Environmental-related programs are preferred but not required)

You should also have demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategy, leading complex cross-functional teams, influencing without authority, data analytics, and change management.

Experience with reverse and service logistics, remanufacturing, electronics recycling, tools and systems definition and implementation, and offer development will be strongly beneficial, as well as experience working with and addressing external partners.

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their rare 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 Intelligent 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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