Workplace and Real Estate Planner | Americas (1424736)

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Alternate Location
    Major Cisco location or USA Remote
  • Area of Interest
  • Compensation Range
    102500 USD - 141500 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

*Application window is expected to close on July 19th, 2024.

Americas Workplace and Real Estate Planner

What You'll Do

We're looking for a candidate with the drive and vision to refine our real estate strategic planning and decision-making processes, ensuring Workplace Resources meets Cisco's primary business objectives.

Join the Americas Workplace Resources Theater Team at Cisco and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Cisco's real estate landscape.

You'll be instrumental in aligning our workplace environment with Cisco's highest business goals through comprehensive Long-Range Planning and Real Estate (RE) Portfolio Management.

In this role, you will:

  • Transform strategic objectives into detailed, actionable plans for local and metropolitan theaters.
  • Unify strategic planning efforts by collaborating with all relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop Strategic Metropolitan Plans that align with Global Site Strategy and adhere to Portfolio Management Standards.
  • Perform quarterly updates on metropolitan supply/demand projections.
  • For proposed investments - Coordinate with RE, Workplace Team Leaders (WTL), and Client Relationship Managers (CRM) on:
  • Validation of need, and BU support and affordability
  • Identification of options and alternatives
  • Business case development and evaluation
  • Conformance with Corporate and BU policies and strategies
  • Integration of operations and IT concerns into overall site investment plan
  • Annually develop and update Metropolitan plans, ensuring clear communication of strategies to key stakeholders.
  • Offer analytical and presentation support to strategy and execution teams, enhancing the decision-making process for Cisco's leadership.

Who You Are

You are an experienced Real Estate Planner with significant proven experience in the corporate space, and a broad and well-rounded set of skills. You have a successful track record in managing real estate portfolios and partnering with businesses to support strategic initiatives.

You have high levels of energy, resilience, organization savviness, perpetual passion to work and influence Cisco's Corporate Master Planning initiatives. You thrive in a fast-paced and team-based environment with your excellent communication and influencing skills. You are self-motivated, self-reliant and self-starting with a strong desire to learn, take on fresh challenges and focused on continuous growth.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in managing corporate real estate portfolios in support of strategic business direction.
  • Working knowledge of Occupancy Planning and Workplace Strategy concepts and deliverables.
  • Exceptional change management skills coupled with the ability to effectively implement creative change initiatives

Desired Qualifications

  • Education in Planning, Engineering, Architecture or related/similar field
  • Recognized academic achievements and industry credentials or memberships.
  • Extensive knowledge of best practice in workplace solutions as a business enabler
  • Adept in cross-functional collaboration and interfacing with diverse, dispersed teams.
  • Proficient in project and program management, with relevant certifications being a plus.
  • Skilled in financial analysis and strategic planning.
  • Experienced in risk mitigation strategies.
  • Capable of leading a matrixed, cross-functional team including internal and external service providers.

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

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! #WeAreCisco   #LI-ER1 #LI-ER

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. 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. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.