Enterprise networking has disrupted the networking paradigm with the introduction of intent based networking architecture and Cloud Networking. Cisco Enterprise Networking is leading with best of breed platforms that consume software innovations, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime.
Cisco Enterprise networking is changing the way the industry thinks about networking with the introduction of “Intent based network (IBN)”, and you will lead the charge to continue the evolution in the Cloud Networking space. The market is evolving to a Multi-cloud world (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS) and our customers expect our product portfolio to evolve and drive this transition. You will collaborate with forward-thinking & industry leading engineers, product managers and customers to help ensure that we continue to have the best and most innovative product portfolio in the industry. You will work closely with the executive team to establish a winning strategy, and collaborate with our extraordinary sales, marketing, and partner teams to ensure continued market-adoption and rapid growth. You will need excellent technical knowledge, great executive communication skill, ability to deliver high-impact presentations, and have a passion for learning about and evangelizing Cloud Networking technology.
The Cisco Enterprise networking team is seeking a seasoned Director of Product Management to lead product management activities for our industry-leading Cloud Networking team which covers a wide number of strategic initiatives including but not limited to: (a) Cloud Networking as a Service (b) Ecosystem partnership with Public Cloud and Colocation Vendors. You will be driving the focus around how we continue to execute our Cloud Networking strategy. The role includes driving product strategy and leading a team of highly skilled Product Managers.
Every day is truly unlike the one before. Your penchant for approaching problems with creative solutions, sincere real passion for cloud networking, and ambition to be part of (and lead) a creative and inspiring team are the tools that you’ll need to be a Cloud Networking Product management leader.
Who You'll Work With
The Director of Product Management will lead a team of Product Managers to drive a sustainably differentiated Product and Portfolio strategy for Cisco to build on market leadership and gain share in the Cisco Cloud Networking space.
What You'll Do
We’re looking for a smart, passionate Director, Product Management to play a key role in building out an exciting new Cloud Networking team. As Director, you need to enjoy thinking through what it takes to build a world-class team, product, how to communicate that to engineering, and how to see it through a successful launch. In this position, you will help drive growth by defining the product, features, and make sure it is tuned to the market and to our customers.
The Director of Product Management leads technological and business innovation with practical solutions that solve real customer problems creating a sustainable recurring software business for the company. The Director of Product Management, in close cooperation with Enterprise Sales, Marketing, Channels to drive the effort to meet and exceed business (bookings and gross margin) targets.
Who You Are
Ability to drive a strategic vision for the future of Enterprise Networking as customers and workloads transition to the cloud while working closely with Product Management, Engineering and cross-functional teams to deliver strong results
Minimum 10 years of Product Management experience from roadmap planning, pricing, forecasting, Long Range Planning, Project Execution for Cloud/SW platforms with real world experience in SaaS model.
Deep knowledge of Cloud networking and Colocation Architectures (AWS, Azure, GCP, Equinix)
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills – comfortable in presenting to CxO level customer and internal audiences
Strong people leadership skills to lead diverse global Product Management & Business Management team
Partner with the Engineering and Operations team to deliver world-class cloud networking services and serve the needs of the market
Strong technology background with a passion for technology
Capable of working in a dynamic, change-intensive environment, while delivering consistent operational results
Able to remain calm under pressure and maintain a sense of humor
We Are Cisco
#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it.
We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. An AI/Machine Learning 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, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
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