Product Manager

San Jose , CA | Full-Time | Entry-Level

What You'll Do

We are looking for a highly motivated Product Manager to join the Enterprise Switching Product Management organization. This position is in the team responsible for driving the current and future generation of enterprise networking architectures and developing the next generation of enterprise switching infrastructure. A strong understanding of switching product offerings, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic high-tech environment is crucial. The role is both inbound and outbound, offers tremendous learning opportunity and customer interaction in a rapidly growing space. This role will provide the right candidate the opportunity to have a significant impact on large and complex business for Cisco, while building out and honing core product management skills.

Desired Skills

Product Management

  • Incubate, Define & formalize solutions and requirements for Cisco's enterprise networking portfolio; Define product roadmaps for constituent products and platforms including switches, controller, APIs, ecosystem partnerships & integrations, orchestration, application & front-end
  • Will work closely with customers to understand their requirements
  • Will be responsible for working with a cross functional group within the company that includes other BU/Cross-BU Product Managers, Technical Marketing, Engineering, and Product Marketing to ensure successful execution of projects and product/solution rollout
  • Work closely with engineering to drive program execution
  • Synthesize customer insights, quantitative and qualitative data, and business strategy into product concepts and requirements 

Product Marketing

  • Track general business indicators and competitor's marketing and sales program activities 
  • Work with Technical Marketing and Marketing Communications to create field training & customer facing sales collateral
  • Own relationship with sales for an assigned region/theatre 
  • Take ownership of product launch plans and activities, plus execution of launches in conjunction with Marketing

Who You'll Work With

Cisco's Enterprise Switching Group defines and delivers market-leading campus switching solutions to enable business transformational communication experiences. It is the largest business in Cisco and is truly the engine that drives Cisco profitability. It is also responsible to driving cutting edge innovations around IOT, mobility, security, pervasive video, energy management, and cloud. You will get a chance to learn & work closely with some of smartest minds and game changers of this industry with proven successful track records.

Who You Are

  • Great analytical problem solving skills and ability to work both independently and in cross functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication & negotiation skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including the Sales/field
  • Demonstrate good judgment in identifying problems in advance, and proposing solutions
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, meet deadlines, and succeed under pressure
  • Knowledge of Networking, Software Defined Architectures, Cloud would be a plus

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.