Commercial Finance Manager- Cloud Security

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    RTP, North Carolina, US
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What You'll Do

In this role, You can make an impact on the way Cisco engages its customers in bringing our vast portfolio of solutions to market. Key responsibilities include:

  • Partnership with Sales Account Teams, Product Management, and Commercial Finance up to and including VP-level leadership to advise on the structuring of major transactions.
  • Sync with Product Management and SOX compliance regarding product creation and maintenance with a focus on financial and accounting attributes.
  • Work with BU and Product Management on hierarchical structures for reporting and downstream users
  • Engagement of various internal partners including Legal, Revenue Accounting, Business Unit, Services, and other corporate functions to structure contractual arrangements.
  • Interlock with SSF personnel to drive profitable growth across the segment while remaining compliant.
  • Coordination with Commercial Finance peers in other geographies in support of global engagements.
  • Optimization of key financial and operational metrics including discount, margin, competitive analysis, and deal cycle time.
  • Exposure to a variety of new Cisco business models projected to enable future growth driven by software and services.
  • Exposure to many fields across the businesses while playing a meaningful role in leading complex and non-standard deal processes through close collaboration with Sales and advisory functions.
  • Serve as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor.

Who You'll Work With

Commercial Finance partners closely with Sales and key supporting internal partners to help win business, build new revenue streams, and transform the traditional business model, while remaining profitable and compliant.

Who You Are

You are a highly motivated Finance Professional with sales and service support knowledge in a multinational company. You have the ability to work in a fast-paced high-energy environment and you take customer service and responsiveness to your customers seriously. You have shown analytical skills and strong communication skills to influence others.

Minimum requirements for this role:

  • Business-related Bachelor's degree
  • Substantial experience (5-7 years) in a large multinational corporate environment with exposure to various financial and/or commercial fields, preferably Sales or BU/R&D
  • Very strong financial analysis and reporting skills, ideally with industry-specific knowledge of key business trends
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, with strong executive presence
  • Excellent time management and planning skills with the ability to shift priorities in a highly dynamic environment

Also desired:

  • MBA or other Finance qualification
  • Shown leadership experience with the ability to motivate and encourage commitment
  • Bid, deal, or pricing management experience
  • Sales support experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with Cisco’s Sales and go-to-market model will be helpful

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!