Sr Finance Manager, Cloud Security

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    RTP, North Carolina, US
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We are seeking a senior finance manager to join the Security Business Group (SBG) BE finance team supporting the Cloud Security BU. This is an important position that will help drive the company’s transformation to the Cloud.

What You’ll Do

You will work closely with the Cloud Security management team to develop strategies for profitable business growth, drive business initiatives, monitor key SaaS metrics, resource allocation and drive the planning cadence. You will also be responsible for the assessment of ongoing performance and recommend adjustments to resourcing, structure, and processes as appropriate. You will make recommendations, deliver insights, and communicate results to attain consensus across the management team and stakeholders to achieve business objectives and financial commitments.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Manage a team of professionals to roll-up the Cloud Security SaaS forecast for the month, the quarter, and the year
  • Develop, build and implement the quarterly review cycle for the annual plan
  • Partner with management on forecasts, spend, portfolio investments and resourcing aligned to the annual plan
  • Establish one-year priorities that are stack ranked with clear decision criteria and ownership
  • Institute a clear governance process to ensure an ongoing refresh of initiatives
  • Support monthly and quarterly operations reviews, including QBRs
  • Manage ongoing SaaS reporting metrics, status on priorities and key financial information for effective decision making
  • Work with IT to develop systems infrastructure to support growth of SBG’s SaaS businesses.
  • Oversee financial modeling and executive alignment of our cloud infrastructure investments.
  • Facilitate talent and resourcing discussions to maximize capabilities across the team

Who You’ll Work With

Key teams you will interact with include Cloud Security management, business operation team, Sales and Finance.

Who You Are

You are a strategic leader that can combine the ability to support day to day operations in a dynamic and fast growing environment while partnering with leadership to develop and drive short term goals and longer term planning.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required with a minimum of 10+ years’ related experience
  • Strong people manager with the ability to motivate, mentor and inspire high performance. Previous experience in building teams is also needed
  • Experience in supporting Business Unit execs
  • Ability to create relationships and establish credibility easily across all levels (senior VP and Exec level to Analyst level), especially in a cross-matrix organization
  • Deep background in SaaS, including SaaS metrics and various Go-To-Market channels. Experience in enterprise technologies is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct fact-based analysis to identify, prioritize, structure, and solve complex business problems
  • Clear success in prior roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills and a desire to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Experience with NetSuite and SFDC is a plus

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring 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, 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!

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