Sr. Director, Data Center Strategy
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 18, 2023
Who We Are
Cisco's Strategic Innovation & Incubation organization leads Cisco
Networking's future direction and strategic innovation across
switching, routing, wireless, compute, cloud solutions, mobility
and optical businesses.
Who You'll Work With
Reporting into the SVP, Strategic Innovation & Incubation, this
position offers excellent opportunities for visibility and impact
across Cisco Networking business. This impactful team will work
directly with senior executives to drive growth strategies across
Cisco by implementing top-priority transformation initiatives and
differentiated market strategies. Your diverse experience will
enable you to craft strategy, analyze markets and future
opportunities, work across company businesses and drive impactful
What You'll Do
We are seeking a strategic and analytical leader to join this
dynamic team. The leader will be able to combine excellent market,
customer, and technology analysis with business acumen to lead
strategy for the Data Center space.
The ideal candidate will possess a broad understanding of compute,
storage, networking and cloud-native technologies and products, as
well as identify market trends and industry disruptions that will
impact Cisco's businesses and will also be able to communicate
efficiently with leadership and senior executives across multiple
As Senior Director, Data Center Strategy, you will be responsible
for designing, developing, and implementing strategies that have
the potential to transform and grow the business. In this role, you
- Become an integral part of the data center compute and
networking leadership teams to understand business goals and
strategy needs and be the single point of contact back into the
Strategic Innovation & Incubation organization.
- Lead Horizon 2 and Horizon 3 ongoing market and technology
research to design and define strategies to drive growth.
- Work with business unit leaders to understand their business
and collaborate on strategic direction to scale their
- Develop executive leadership and board of directors
presentations to communicate key strategies.
- 15+ years of proven experience, including Strategic Consulting,
Product management, or Strategy roles.
- Works effectively in complex and matrixed organizations.
- Highly analytical problem solver.
- Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, and
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required; MBA or
Graduate degree preferred
- Highly strategic problem solver able to synthesize vast,
disconnected data to derive direction forward.
- Excellent leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills.
#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
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!
Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or
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.
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 , Sr. Director, Data Center Strategy, Executive , San Jose, California
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!