Integrated Business Planner

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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What You’ll Do

As a planner within the Global Planning and Fulfillment group, you will be responsible for Integrated Business Plan for the Switching Routing Group Business Unit (SRGBU). This includes managing the bookings, revenue and unit signal alignment across Global Management Operations, Product Operations and other Supply Chain functions to deliver revenue attainment, customer experience, market share, financial (including inventory driven costs), and other fulfillment supply chain business outcomes by managing these major Integrated Business Plan elements:

  • Plan and achieve revenue goals
  • Inventory Drive Cost
  • Customer perfection
  • Sense future business needs
  • Plan tracking; Book, Build, Ship, RISO ..etc
  • Operations product lifecycle

Support and execute monthly and quarterly Planning Process with Product Management, Business Unit Finance, and OPT members from your business segment to understand the business strategy and identify the priority fulfillment supply chain outcomes.

Who You’ll Work With

Partner with other IBP Planner/s. The IBP role requires significant collaboration with many cross-functions within Supply Chain Operations as well as Product Marketing and Finance.

Who You Are

At least 2-5 years of Supply chain experience (Cisco or Industry) in demand planning processes, inventory management, product life-cycle management, supply chain financials, and / or supply chain modeling experience.

Strong analytical skills to assess, frame and drive data informed decisions. Build models to analyze “what-if” scenarios for dedicated planning purposes. Recognizes underlying themes and patterns and reduces complex data to a few key conclusions that can easily be understood by others.

Awareness of drivers for the Supply Chain Balanced Scorecard and the Operating Plan framework and how supply chain decisions contribute to business performance. Understands and applies general business concepts and principles including profit and loss statements, cost-benefit analysis, and return on investment calculations to drive data informed decisions. Able to build and use financial trend analyses and compares (quarter over quarter, year or year) to explain ongoing performance in the context of the macro business situation, and use this insight to achieve future desired outcomes

Wide understanding of Cisco’s customers, markets and products knowledge & experience. Understands Cisco’s business models and macro business environment. Able to align internal processes with BU objectives. Can effectively represent that understanding in meaningful ways to others.

Capable of leading conversations to influence and drive better decisions with multiple partners, often at the Manager and Director levels.

Expertly presents own position despite resistance or unfavorable reactions from others. Handles problems or conflicts with others openly and directly. Has the conviction to take risks, make decisions and call out when needed to achieve desired business outcomes.

Experience in leading cross-functional teams to achieve results by identifying and aligning to shared goals, priorities and dedications. Able to hold peers, partners and self accountable to dedications.

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to craft the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with rare personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are leaders with vision, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, all applicants who meet qualifications with arrest and conviction records.