Workforce Consultant - People & Communities - Solutions

  • Location:
    Offsite, RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Area of Interest
    Human Resources
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

The Solutions organization is looking for a Workforce Organizational Consultant, a “WOC Star!” Solutions works across People & Communities (P&C) to design, develop and deploy cutting-edge workforce solutions to enable leaders to accelerate strategic talent alignment, act on risks, use cross-functional opportunities and optimize our workforce. The Workforce Organizational Consulting team is looking for a dynamic individual to consult on key business priorities and opportunities that accelerate targeted workforce and org design initiatives.

Consult to Problem Solve

  • Research and understand the business’ workforce and organizational pain points to draw insights aligned to business strategy
  • Consult with key partners to identify complex and ambiguous problems in all areas of business and across boundaries
  • Drive comprehensive and efficient workforce and org design strategies and approaches
  • Simplify, scale and communicate complex concepts at multiple levels of understanding

Complex Workforce Data Analysis

  • Partner with the digital team to drive data alignment, analysis and insights, link complex data sources to drive deep insights
  • Model “to-be” scenarios for business consideration
  • Create simplified and visual data stories aligned to business strategy

Enhance Workforce Solutions

  • Simplify all areas of process, identify interdependencies across offerings
  • Provide continuous feedback loop and drive automation where applicable
  • Drive continuous improvement (e.g. evaluate program progress and results against success metrics; create or re-engineer processes, resources, structure to gain productivity and improve program)

Program Management

  • Use offering repository to drive simplicity, repeatable and scalable solutions
  • Drive program roadmap, landmarks, engagement model, change strategy, trade-offs/risk assessment
  • Work to drive adoption of the P&C operating model
  • Partner to clarify and scope engagements and outcomes

Partner Engagement

  • Establish strong relationships with many cross-functional teams
  • Facilitate consulting sessions with key partners to drive the interim/end-state design and plan

Embody our WOC Star Values

  • Exemplify and model the Conscious Culture attitude
  • Support, celebrate and have your fellow WOC Stars backs
  • Continue to grow together

Who You Are

You are skilled at partnering across all levels of the organization, driving results, organizing complexity. You are curious, think creatively, but are results and action-oriented. You thrive off problem-solving and continuously seek interconnectedness. You have an eye for detail as well as for the big picture. You are passionate about transforming the business and take pride in exceeding expectations. You are ready to learn and get up-to-speed fast.

Our Minimum Requirements for the role are:

  • At least 10 years of consulting experience
  • At least 6 years of complex Data and Analytics experience
  • Demonstrated experience with both data-driven systems and conducting complex analysis
  • Demonstrated experience implementing complex systems
  • Experience in strategy and/or planning, Workforce Design
  • Proven experience delivering results with bold deadlines across multiple stakeholders
  • Nice to have experience:
  • Workforce Strategy and Organizational design background/experience
  • PMP, CSM, CPM, Design Thinking certifications a plus
  • Related Masters Degree or MBA

Why Cisco

#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.