Supply Chain Transformation Program Manager
Location:San Jose, California, US
Area of InterestSupply Chain
What You'll Do
In this role, you'll work to lead programs that support the transformation journey of the Cisco Supply Chain. You will work directly with the business, solutions, IT teams and their respective leadership teams to deliver the program. You would be working with the company that has the #1 supply chain in the world (Gartner) with its growth, strength in environment, social and corporate governance, and recognition of leadership in community. Additionally, Cisco has an unparalleled culture and year after year is ranked world’s #1 best place to work according to www.greatplacetowork.com. No matter how you look at it, Cisco is an outstanding place to grow your career and make a difference.
Key responsibilities include:
- Responsible as business PM and work with and across all supply chain functions to ensure successful delivery of the program and ensure we meet the business goals.
- Operates strategically and tactically to deliver on projects/programs very complex in nature.
- Establish strong relationship, influence and maintain engagement with functions outside of SCO including OneX (Operations) portfolio and program management team.
- Develop and actively maintain multiple project plans while monitoring projects from initiation through delivery.
- Track program progress, interdependencies, milestones, and deliverables across various project tracks to ensure successful project implementation and rollout.
- Manage risk management/mitigation while driving closure to major program issues.
- Lead daily stand-ups, program commits, and other relevant program discussions.
- Provide consistent and comprehensive status reporting, executive-level dashboards, program updates to key stakeholders and executives.
- Ability to navigate thru ambiguity and be comfortable leading and managing large group of stakeholders.
Who You'll Work With
The Supply Chain Transformation (SCT) team is chartered to architect and build the supply chain of the future. The SCT team comprises of many close teams and is chartered to set the supply chain strategy, craft and drive the target business architecture supported by the respective data strategy, and to deliver business outcomes through detailed program execution. This team works very multi-functionally across all tracks within Supply Chain and externally to other corporate functions to advance the transformation capabilities of Cisco and our customers.
Who You Are
You are self-motivated and thrive while working in a fast-paced environment. You have the ability to think strategically, understand the big picture and connect the dots between strategy and operational priorities, as well as translate the strategy into effective execution and tangible outcomes. You possess good interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate a demonstrable ability to influence and work multi-functionally and strategically across all levels of an organization. This role requires a good attention to detail and must be held by a quick learner who can adapt to changes in timeframes, people, and situations with ease who remains calm under pressure.
- 5+ years of experience working in a supply chain organization and/or similar domains.
- Bachelor's degree (MBA preferred) in a relevant field/area.
- Expert proficiency in communication and facilitation.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills both at a working and executive level.
- Excellent time management and planning skills with the ability to shift priorities in a highly dynamic environment.
- Proficient at working in and leading multi-functional teams.
- Ability to build relationships, collaborate, and enable the facilitation of business outcomes.
- Operates with a sense of urgency and is eager to learn and apply new methods and standard methodologies.
- You are knowledgeable and experienced with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies, and certification in these practices is a plus.
- Results focused with an attention to responsiveness and accountability.
- High energy with ability to motivate and encourage others.
- Self-motivated and committed to continual learning.
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The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.