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Director, Product Management - Platforms

Company: Cisco Systems, Inc.
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

Director, Product Management - Platforms Location: San Jose, California, US Alternate Location Anywhere in U.S. Area of Interest Engineer - Pre Sales and Product Management Compensation Range 211600 USD - 314200 USD Job Type Professional Internet of Everything, Networking Job Id 1418289 Cisco is looking for an experienced Director of Product Management to lead a global team of product managers responsible for transforming the Routing & SDWAN Portfolio to a portfolio of Secure WAN platforms for the Enterprise Edge. What You'll Do We're seeking an analytical and strategic PM leader to join the team responsible for the Enterprise Catalyst 8K WAN Edge portfolio. Enterprise Routing & SDWAN is a multi-billion-dollar core business for Cisco where we enjoy high market shares. The team has a reputation and history of creating industry leading products. The Catalyst 8000 is used by tens of thousands of Enterprises, Government and Service Provider customers across the globe. As Cisco moves towards a more software focused strategy, this is a great time to shape and transform the future of the Routing & SDWAN business as we explore and identify new markets such as cloud networking & security. This is an exciting time to join the Enterprise Campus Routing & SDWAN team and drive growth in a dynamic market. Who You'll work with This is an outstanding opportunity to work with a dedicated team of brilliant engineers and craft the future of Secure Networking for the WAN. This high visibility role will reward the right leader with invaluable opportunities to make a meaningful impact on Cisco's Routing and SDWAN business and Cisco at large. Who You Are The ideal candidate is passionate about technology, has a proven track record driving innovative product in hyper-growth markets andwill also be able to communicate effectively with leadership and senior executives across multiple functions.You combine technical aptitude with business acumen, are detail-oriented, metrics-driven, and unwilling to settle for mediocrity.To sum it up, the leader is a self-starter who can tactically execute, while critically thinking through strategic issues. Reporting into Vice President, Routing & SDWAN, this position offers great opportunities for visibility and impact across Networking Experiences. Responsibilities - Establishing a shared vision on product strategy, roadmap, and requirements across the company - Full ownership of product lifecycle including definition, development, and launch of new products, managing product End of life, and sustainable support of existing products in the portfolio - Use multiple data sources, customer, and competitive insights, third party market research reports for Quantitative and qualitative market and competitive analysis to identify market trends and opportunities - Engage directly and regularly with customers and partners to gain an in-depth understanding of their business processes & product needs, validate solutions & develop product champions. - Be a trusted advisor to your engineering team, working closely and coordinating the deliverables of several development teams to meet roadmap goals. - Work closely with Product Marketing, Sales and Customer Success to support the creation of customer-driven messaging, sales enablement tools and thought leadership materials. - Lead a distributed team of product managers, working with a large, cross-functional engineering team. - Develop and grow talent through mentoring and coaching. Requirements - 10+ years of relevant experience including Product management roles, preferable in networking & Security space. Experience with Platform (Hardware & OS) is essential. Experience in Technology / Cloud / SaaS solutions a plus. - Works effectively in complex and matrixed organizations. - Ability to be highly productive with minimal oversight from senior management. - Strategic thinker with a strong mix of product management, technology and customer experience acumen, coupled with strategic vision and proven execution. - Strong listening skills and an ability to speak in front of senior audiences as well as write clearly, concisely, and compellingly. - Strong technical and business knowledge of computer networking, computing, and telecommunications. - Education: BSEE/CS or equivalent; MBA or Graduate degree preferred. 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 are the Internet's optimists. Our technology makes sure the data travels 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 size 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 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.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 typically pays as follows:.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. Sign up to receive notifications of similar jobs

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