1+ months

Director, Executive Communications, Emerging Technologies and Incubation

San Jose, CA 95113

What You'll Do

The impact you'll have includes:

  • Building a meaningful executive connection with press, influencers, and our employees by developing innovative and creative experiences that uniquely amplify our people strategy message.
  • Aligning the communication teams to a strategic roadmap and drive measurable outcomes that are coordinated with the global communications plan.
  • Organizational events and meetings that keep our organization informed and connected with both internal and external events from check-ins and leadership meetings to Cisco Live and Partner Summit.
  • Speaking engagements at events, in our Customer Exchange Center, external technology conferences and more.
  • Preparing for executive meetings with Cisco's Board of Directors as well as advisory boards.

Your challenge:

You would be the connection between our SVP Strategy, Emerging Technologies and Incubation and our business and our external communities. We need a storyteller to craft our innovation story and build experiences inside and outside of Cisco that represent what we stand for. This role would also be a strategic advisor, always listening to different audiences, using what you learn to evolve our narratives around Cisco's innovation strategy. Working closely with our media and analyst teams, you would also continue to find innovative ways to influence the market's perception of Cisco.

Who You Are

To be successful in this role, you'd be a role model who exemplifies our culture and is often appreciated for living our principles. You are a leader who is adaptable and able to find ways to turn the complex into meaningful, understandable, compelling messages. Often starting with complex technologies and architectures, you are the person that helps us bring our innovation strategy to life by translating our vision into clear, inspiring, and engaging stories, campaigns, and messaging platforms.

The experience you'll need to succeed

  • Leading and inspiring teams in a highly matrixed organization where everyone is empowered to do their best work.
  • Cultivating a team culture of trust where ideas are heard, and everyone is included.
  • Senior-level communication and marketing skills to deliver external and internal audiences.
  • Working with senior executives and team members with the creativity and skills to activate our leaders to discover and share important and inspiring narratives.
  • Achieving exceptional outcomes in developing, refining, and spreading a message while establishing connections with key press and influencers.
  • Staying focused on outcomes, backed by data.
  • Finding the "yes" in the "no" and being creative in your approach, ideas, storytelling, and experiences.

Why Cisco

#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 were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were 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 cant 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? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!



Posted: 2021-01-22 Expires: 2021-03-07

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