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Cisco Business Operations Manager - Silicon Operations in San Jose, California

What You'll Do

The Silicon Operations (SiOps) team’s vision is to enable an elite Silicon Supply Chain Operations to service Silicon component needs of Cisco’s core business as well as the emerging Components business.

In the role as Business Operations Manager in this new & growing team, you will establish robust processes to manage the day-to-day business operations and seamlessly connect the Commercial, Technical and Operational services. You will own RTB/NPI spend management, operational metrics, stakeholder engagement, change management, and workforce strategy.

Join an exciting team that works in a fast-paced, start-up type environment to establish robust processes to scale Cisco's Silicon Components business.

Key Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Improving stakeholder relationships through engagement and alignment
  • Running change management programs in partnership with the Component Central Operations group
  • Developing operational metrics to measure and improve business outcomes
  • Managing RTB/NPI spend in a dynamic environment
  • Identifying and championing continuous improvement of day-to-day operations to enhance team performance
  • Creating the workforce strategy and execution plan (talent acquisition, retention and development)
  • Improving team effectiveness through robust employee engagement programs

Who You'll Work With

Silicon Operations owns Commercial, Technical and Operational Supply Chain Services to develop and fulfill custom ASIC using the "MAKE" model. The team is chartered with (1) establishing and handling business relationships with new supply chain ecosystem partners; (2) NPI Engineering and Operations to take custom Silicon devices from design to production; and (3) setup Manufacturing footprint and run volume operations once designs are released to production.

This is an exciting team that works in a fast-paced start-up type of environment and is currently passionate about scaling volume operations for the 1st two generations of the Silicon One product line, while simultaneously driving NPI for multiple NG products.

Who You Are

Required Skills are: * Strong written and oral communication skills - ability to develop a compelling story * Shown ability to lead change management and communication with internal and external partners * Excellent organizational budget management * Experience in developing workforce strategy * Comfortable engaging at all levels of the organization and with cross-functional stakeholders - quickly developing trust, communicating and driving active discussions * Reliable, and able to get results with limited direction * Ability to see the big picture, and develop a strategy to achieve business outcomes * Good understanding of Supply Chain Operations and interdependencies across functions/roles * Experience in components business models a plus

Why Cisco

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

#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!

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.