1+ months

SC Security New Product Program Manager -HW / SW 1283626

San Jose, CA 95113

What You'll Do

The Security Business Group (SBG) team is searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual for our next  Hybrid role as a Project Manager for HW/SW New Product Introductions (NPPM). This NPPM will be the accountable team leader for overall coordination of product line introduction with heavy emphasis on all development activities from pre-concept commit to Time To Quality and Volume. In addition, this NPPM  will be responsible for managing the release of our Security ASA / FTD / IOS software and licenses supporting our NPI products and sustaining products.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Engages with the Engineering product team prior to concept commit to scope project and create robust project plan.
  • Owns the lifecycle of the product insuring compliance to all the defined quality gates.
  • Leads manufacturing cross-functional team to insure that performance metrics for scope, cost, quality and Time To Market (TTM) are met.
  • Create and implement action plan and fulfillment strategy with the integrated product team based on input received from engineering and marketing.
  • Drive prototype and pilot builds, including cost and quality expectations. Reviews and influences manufacturing capacity/capability, design stability, and risk planning.
  • Oversees and prioritizes risk mitigation strategies (multi-source tech assessment, component, cost variance, supply chain review, and input).
  • Change Management. Compliance. Execution of Supply Chain. Actively seeks and incorporates best practices and results from post-project assessments into new products. Partners with Engineering to resolve issues that may impede project objectives

Who You'll Work With

In this role you will collaborate with SBGs HW & SW Engineering, Product Management, Finance and other Supply Chain Teams to help launch SBGs Next Generation Fire Wall (NGFW) Series.  You will also get to with our amazingly talented & fun Next Generation Fire Wall Manufacturing Team.Security Business Group offers network and content security solutions that enable our customers to collaborate with confidence. These solutions include our firewall, intrusion prevention, remote access/VPN, unified client, web and email security. In addition, we provide security solutions to the networking world, covering secure network communications, threat defense systems, security management and web and email security.  We are the Next Generation Fire Wall (NGFW) portion of our portfolio.

Who You Are

Your ability to see the big picture, craft and implement plans and processes and effectively communicate across teams are key to your success. Your collaborative style enables you to lead and coordinate a product line introduction while never compromising quality.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires BA/BS degree or equivalent training plus 3-4+ years NPI, Process Development & Project Management experience.
  • Solid background in Prod/Mfg Operations, Quality and Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience in releasing Cisco SW releases and SW licenses
  • Cost Management; deep understanding and experience with BOM and COGs.
  • Successful track record in risk management/risk mitigation strategies
  • Experience of working in a New Product Introduction (NPI) MFG environment with Contract Manufacturers and/or ODM/JDM suppliers.
  • Excellent executive level communication and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated experience leading with cross-functional impact


Why Cisco 

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Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

  • We connect everything people, process, data and things and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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Posted: 2019-12-06 Expires: 2020-01-19

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