Offer Associate

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Jose, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Business Strategy and Operations
  • Compensation Range
    161600 USD - 225900 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything, Networking
  • Job Id

About The Role

The Offer Associate is responsible for driving execution of cross-architectural offers and/or enterprise level cross-functional priorities.

The position requires ability to use discernment, technical expertise, and industry experience to inform product strategies, identify new product opportunities and expand the portfolio of products and solutions. Ideal candidate will combine a broad knowledge of company product capabilities and service offerings with in-depth analysis of market position and understanding of targeted markets, market trends, new technology, customer business needs and driven environment.

The associate will partner with engineering, product management, operations, product marketing, sales, and support functions teams to evaluate business opportunities, define and optimize the product portfolio and develop project plans designed to address customer needs and expand market share.

SEO's directive is to partner with the Executive Leadership Team, General Managers, and functional leaders to accelerate the company's overall strategy by enabling the success of cross-platform products and services.

Core skillset and capabilities

  • A strategic thinker with a combination of analytical, influencing, leadership and communication skills, as well as a positive, humble, and can-do mindset
  • A quick learner and self-starter who can work independently
  • Have the business insight to connect strategy with technical and managerial decisions
  • Strong problem solving / structuring and analytical skills with the ability to deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured issues and situations
  • Results-oriented individual with the ability to carry out project execution while operating within a complex, matrixed, large organization
  • A dynamic great teammate with ability to form relationships and collaborate with a broad set of stakeholders at different organizational levels and effectively drive decision making and issue resolution
  • Strong senior executive interpersonal skills (verbal and written), story lining, and presentation skills in both in-person and virtual settings
  • Ability to generate high-quality output and lead execution against recommendations
  • Excellent prioritization and project management skills with attention to detail, timelines, and quality of results
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, agile / fast paced, and hybrid work environment

What You'll Do

  • Develop compelling and insightful strategic recommendations for leadership and team
  • Provide thought leadership and drive the "right" conversation at the senior level on priorities, dependencies, and potentials risks and/or roadblocks
  • Build consensus among cross-functional teams and influence decision-making within the senior level and peer audiences
  • Help to build operational processes and practices that drive efficiency for the cross-architectural offers and/or enterprise level cross-functional priorities
  • Gather and analyze data shrewdly and expeditiously
  • Generate high quality output – analyses, presentations, and documentation – to support project delivery
  • Support execution against recommendations quickly and with detailed accuracy
  • Enable and champion a culture of high organizational performance, hybrid/agile ways of working and alignment with things we value through partnerships and collaboration

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or engineering with 5+ years of relevant work experience or equivalent
  • 2+ years of management consulting, strategy, technology consulting experience or equivalent with a consistent record of accomplishments or product line management
  • MBA preferred, but not required

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, brings our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace 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, take bold steps, and take the 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!

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire salaries in U.S. locations. For non-sales roles, the hiring ranges reflect base salary and do not include bonuses, equity, or benefits. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive target, and do not include equity or benefits. 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. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.