Corporate Strategy Manager MBA (Intern) – United States

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

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., emerging industry trends, expansion opportunities, competitive dynamics, and internal business performance improvement
  • You will influence both organic and inorganic growth strategy, including opportunities for Cisco to build, buy, partner, invest or co-develop
  • 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 solid grasp 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 which are forefront in the minds of the executive leadership team, and create relationships with people across the entire organization.

Who You Are

  • You are actively pursuing an MBA degree
  • You have 2+ years of experience in a top-tier consulting firm, corporate strategy function, or financial services field (preferably with exposure to high-tech)
  • 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 excel in all areas of strategy development, including project management, business analysis, problem solving, executive communication, consensus building, and people development
  • You demonstrate the ability to become future leaders and be successful in an unstructured, team environment
  • Good working knowledge of high-tech industry, with demonstrated ability to ramp up quickly in new areas