1335567-Director of Operations - Office of the CIO

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything
  • Job Id

Who We Are

Today’s sophisticated business environment is more than that – it’s a period of disruption between the pandemic, global business change and internal process complexity. For us to focus on simplicity and the best customer experience, we need extraordinary talent and the right skillsets to be successful. This is now a mantra for our Cisco leadership team and for us. 

The Digital Enterprise Solutions team is changing the way we run Cisco’s operations by maximizing the power of technology, the best of business processes and outstanding data insights. Together, we will Reimagine the Cisco experience. Show the world how to Reinvent applications and utilize the future of the Internet to Showcase the power of Cisco: our people, products, processes, systems, and data. Please join us and make this journey together!

What You'll Do 

Our team is focused, agile, innovative, and fun. We lead large scale CIO initiatives and events and use data and insights to inspire our teams and lead change. We communicate our CIO vision and strategy internally and with external audiences.

In this high impact role you will plan, coordinate and execute the organization's events strategy globally, and will be responsible to execute CIO priorities across the organization. 

Key Priorities

  • Coordinate the governance and execution of CIO cross functional programs
  • Coordinate engagement with Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team, Customers and Partners
  • Lead the logistics for global internal and external events, including CIO executive events
  • Coordinate engagement with Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team, Customers and Partners
  • Produce and coordinate large scale events including Cisco Live, CIO Management Program, Tradeshow Demos, Technology Sessions and Workshops, Regional Roadshows and Industry Events
  • Organize and lead internal meetings and events including All Hands, Director+ and executive offsites

Who You'll Work With

As part of the Office of the CIO team, you will work closely with the CIO, senior executives, communications and events leads and external agencies and speakers.

Who You Are 

We’re seeking a committed and experienced Director of Operations with outstanding experience as a Chief of Staff and leading large-scale events in global technology organizations.

  • Strong record of effectively leading global initiatives, with the ability to execute even the most sophisticated challenges effectively and collaboratively
  • Someone who is able to build relationships at all levels organizationally and influence teams globally
  • Demonstrated and consistent excellence in program management and leading large scale in-person and virtual events, comfortable to adjust in the moment and go above and beyond 
  • Experienced in working directly with senior executives as a strong collaborator and partner
  • Curious, innovative and digital-savvy
  • Teammate willing to give their point of view, whilst offering ideas and solutions
  • Love experimenting and developing new things and methods
  • Someone who has a sense of humor
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Marketing, Public Relations or related field, with a strong record managing large scale programs and events. Master’s degree is a plus.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is outstanding, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an expansive future for all. 

We adopt 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!