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Engineering Sustainability Office, Head of Strategy, Product and Operations

Company: Cisco
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

What you'll do:

As the Head of Strategy, Product, and Operations of the Engineering Sustainability Office, you'll be an integral leader to deliver on the team's mission. You'll bring a product management approach to build and manage our product sustainability strategy, listening to customers and partners and collaborating with senior leaders in engineering. You will be responsible for driving roadmap commitments and representing Cisco's engineering sustainability strategy internally and externally.

Who you are:

You are passionate about the intersection of technology and sustainability and are eager to make an impact with your work. You have broad familiarity with Cisco's product portfolio, and even if you're not an engineer, you understand how the business runs. You may have spent time at a consulting firm or strategy team and bring with you a toolkit of framework and skills that make you invaluable to any team you join. You thrive in fast-paced environments and can respond positively and with agility. You have experience communicating with senior executives and are skilled at helping craft and drive their vision.


  • Lead executive interlock and QBOs with GMs and senior engineering leaders to represent roadmap development and business impact (bookings/pipeline).
  • Manage the Engineering Sustainability Roadmap, including product and program roadmaps; maintain key artifacts to inform executive leadership on Cisco's progress
  • Partner closely with the Chief Sustainability Office strategy team to integrate Cisco corporate strategy and deliver detailed plans to meet net zero and circularity goals.
    • Present to customers and partners, often in person, about Cisco's sustainability goals, our engineering strategy, and various sustainability offers and programs available today
    • Direct and manage the team's progress against annual goals and priorities, including representing the VP when needed
    • Proactively identify opportunity for the team, benchmarking our capabilities against competitors and market trends to inform strategy and investment
    • Support annual and quarterly planning exercises, including building business cases for areas of new opportunity
      Your experience includes:

      • Bachelors + 15 years of related experience, or Masters + 12 years of related experience, or PhD + 8 years of related experience
      • Also requires 4+ years of supervisory experience.
      • Product management, new category development, management consulting, strategy and/or sustainability preferred
      • Leading high-visibility, enterprise-level, initiatives with high revenue/cost mitigation impact in dynamic environments with tight turnarounds.
      • Leading change to accelerate an organization's business outcomes
      • Executive-level communication and influence
      • PowerPoint expertise
        Why Cisco:

        #WeAreCisco, Cisco didn't just build the Internet. We keep building it. And while our technology helps to connect the unconnected and inspires the world - that's not where our edge comes from. It comes from our people. We don't just dream it, we do it every day at Cisco. And we're doing it faster than ever before, in ways no one else can.

        Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:

        When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. 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. 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.

        Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate 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.

Keywords: Cisco, San Jose , Engineering Sustainability Office, Head of Strategy, Product and Operations, Engineering , San Jose, California

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