Strategy & Planning Manager

  • Location:
    Lysaker, Norway
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Software Development, Testing, Webex (Collaboration)
  • Job Id

Are you our new Strategy and Planning Manager?

In Lysaker, near Oslo, you find Cisco Webex Devices R&D Center. We make the best video conference systems in the world – whether you’re at your desk, in the meeting room or in the Boardroom. We have the advantage of not being dependent on others. We make both hardware and software and develop all parts of Webex Devices under the same roof - from idea to design, mechanics, industrial design, user experience, machine learning and artificial intelligence. We simply create whatever we need.

Our products help people connect and collaborate all over the world. They are used by freelancers, small businesses, universities, governments, multinational corporations, powerful political leaders – and even by Queen Elizabeth II.

We are looking for a new Strategy and Planning Manager with strategic planning and execution experience to join our fast-growing product management team.

What you will do 

Our Strategic Planning and Execution team is part of our Webex Devices Product Management team. Our job is to formulate and implement strategy to impact the long-term outcomes of the business unit.

In this position you will be a problem solver. This means you will get to use both your analytical skills and your visionary abilities. You will work closely with other teams to assess our competitive environment and position, and lead and facilitate strategic initiatives acting as project or program management.

As a Strategy and Planning Manager you will:

  • analyze the market and seek the best strategy to execute on our high-level Misson and Vision
  • produce decision materials and business cases for proposed changes
  • continuously track progress, flag potential roadblocks and develop solutions
  • support leadership team in maintaining and prioritizing a pipeline of change initiatives
  • proactively come up with operational improvement suggestions for business unit leadership review

Who you are

For this role we are seeking a progressive force – someone who is motivated by change, and is able to make change happen.  As important as your creativeness, ambitiousness and initiative, is your ability to bring people along.

In order to succeed you need to have a deep understanding of both business and people. You know that strategy is only as good as it’s execution, and have the ability to work independently and generate opportunities and build strong relationships. At the same time, you are a highly collaborative worker, who are a good listener and enjoy working with people from different teams and disciplines.

Do you:

  • have at least 5+ years of experience in Strategic planning and execution?
  • have an analytical approach and a mindset for continuous improvement?
  • communicate clearly and effectively and have good English verbal and written skills?
  • have a flexible mindset and the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment?
  • enjoy working in a multicultural environment with continuous learning and team building?

If this sounds like you, we are eager to hear from you!

Why us? 

At Cisco Webex Devices R&D Center you can have your cake and eat it too. You will get the creative vigor of a medium-sized company with close colleagues and proximity to the decision-makers. At the same time, you will have access to the resources of one the largest technology companies in the world.

We believe that happy people can make anything happen. That's probably why we were ranked #1 World´s Best Workplace in both 2019 and 2020. In addition to a competitive salary, insurance, and other benefits, we offer:

  • a Cisco Fun group – dedicated to creating great memories
  • a Cisco Play group – that organizes yoga and weekly boot camps in our in-house fitness center – to strengthen your body and relieve your stress
  • six weeks holiday – to make sure you're well rested
  • five (paid) days for volunteer work – to make the world a better place
  • a day off on your birthday – because you deserve it

and of course, free ice cream on warm summer days!