Director, Cisco Routing and SD-WAN Product Marketing

  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    Remote - US
  • Area of Interest
    Marketing and Communications
  • Compensation Range
    211600 USD - 314200 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Networking, Security, Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id

At Cisco, we securely connect the world to help our customers deliver delightful, resilient digital experiences, from secure, agile networks that support hybrid work to workspaces that accelerate sustainability and health. Our industry-leading networking platforms and rich portfolio of LAN, WAN, security, and IoT products are changing the way CIOs build, secure, and optimize connected experiences.

To help us accelerate this mission and connect with customers in more meaningful ways, Cisco Marketing is seeking a Group Product Marketing Manager to support our Cisco Routing and SD-WAN portfolios.

As a leader on the Cisco Product Marketing team, you will help shape marketing strategy, define programs and execution across product lines, and build a best-in-class product marketing team.

What you'll do:

  • Develop expertise across the Cisco Routing, SD-WAN, and SASE portfolios – from hardware and security integrations to AI-native assurance – with the goal of helping our customers build scalable, resilient experiences
  • Collaborate across Routing, SD-WAN and other Cisco Product and Marketing teams to develop a comprehensive messaging strategy across Cisco Networking Cloud
  • Lead competitive positioning and messaging initiatives to extend Cisco’s leadership
  • Guide strategic planning and focused execution plans to fuel the organization’s growth
  • Serve as a trusted technical and marketing leader, contributor, and author while working with the wider marketing team on go-to-market and demand generation activities
  • Speak on behalf of Cisco to customers, at events, and with the analyst community
  • Build a diverse, collaborative, and high performing team of product marketers
  • Mentor, actively coach and collaborate with other Cisco product marketers

Who you are

  • You have 8+ years of experience in networking or cloud-managed IT, gained through Product Marketing, Product Management, Technical Marketing, or Sales
  • You have 5+ years of management experience leading technical, marketing or sales professionals with a track record for program execution, individual and team development
  • You have experience articulating the value of advanced technical concepts such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in the context of solving customer experience or business challenges
  • You have an outstanding ability to explain value and benefits derived from technical concepts to all types of audiences
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s Degree or MBA preferred
  • Experience working in the IT, networking, SaaS, or mobility industry a plus
  • You are willing to travel as needed, up to 25% envisioned
Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.