Networking Academy Program Development Manager, Malaysia

  • Location:
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Area of Interest
    Business Development
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

Who You will work with:

Cisco’s flagship CSR program called Cisco Networking Academy celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. It is an internationally recognized IT skills and career-building program that’s available free to learning institutions. The program has reached 17.57+ million students in 190 countries across the globe. Cisco Networking Academy partners with colleges, universities, vocational schools, public sector, and nonprofits across the country, and ensures opportunities are evenly dispersed based on age, gender, and economic diversity, plus, open to those with disabilities. In Malaysia, over the past 23 years Cisco has supported the training of over 129K students through 119 partnerships. 98% of students in Malaysia completing a Cisco Certified course report that the program has assisted them to gain a new Job or a better educational opportunity.

What You'll do:

This is an exciting new opportunity to drive skill development initiatives for Cisco Malaysia.

You will be responsible for partners and programs that drive student growth in vocational, professional, and the underemployed youth sectors.

  • Managing the operations of NetAcad in Malaysia, you will work closely with our academy support partners.
  • Work with in-country/regional teams to align the program with meaningful corporate initiatives.
  • Partner with marketing disciplines, product teams, subject matter experts to develop Networking Academy positioning for target audiences and generates business relevance for Cisco.
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships with external partners (public sector, colleges, universities, vocational) to achieve both social and business impact of NetAcad.
  • Work with state & central government agencies, colleges, universities, and polytechnics to grow the NetAcad Program.

Who You Are:

You will understand the Public Sector in Malaysia, especially around vocational and technical education; and are able to establish relationships at mid-level within Public Sector.

  • Strong working knowledge of technology trends and innovations in the education market; a plus if in sectors with high relevance to Networking or Cybersecurity.
  • Ability to handle and orchestrate complex cross-functional (internal and external teams) projects and programs.
  • Ability to build the link between technology and social/business impact. Clearly understand business processes and operations.
  • Strong business development skills.
  • Most importantly you must be an individual who strongly believes in the power of teamwork, collaboration, and partnerships. Self-starter, influencer, and excellent communicator. Ability to work autonomously, make independent decisions, with strong accountability and responsibility.

Why Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it's transforming our customers' businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are rapidly growing our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine crafting unprecedented disruption. Your groundbreaking ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

At Cisco, each person brings their rare talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

We connect everything – people, process, data and things taking ambitious 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.

We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Cities to your everyday devices.

We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified individuals 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, applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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.

Colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us!


Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

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