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Program Manager

Cisco Connected Energy Networks Business Unit (Smart Grid) seeks a Program Manager for its engineering organization. We are looking for individual with strong program management experience, flexibility and excellent communication skills to provide leadership in product development and oversee cross-functional interactions, including with CVCM. Energy and its IoT applications is an high-profile growth area for Cisco. In this exciting organization, you will be empowered to make a difference, establish a reputation, and position yourself for continued growth.

- Overall: The PM is accountable for managing/coordinating all Project Schedules, Project Costs, Product Costs, Design Quality, Business Metrics and ensure consistency across all Business Units and Technology Groups by following CPDM.
- Process: Drive definition, development, and delivery of hardware engineering system releases utilizing Cisco’s product development process (CPDM) taking programs through Concept Commit, Execution Commit, Delivery Commit and FCS RR.
- Schedule: Track and manage engineering system releases by establishing formal cross-functional release schedules (MS Project), weekly meetings and escalation processes, manage and drive aggressive highly complex schedules, both software and hardware modules related to successful system integration per all team commitments
- Strong, effective communication at all levels

- Extensive working experience of leading cross-functional teams, and managing cross-BU and cross-functional programs’ interdependencies and deliverables
- Ability to drive detailed operational issues, team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong ability to produce results by motivating team members, overcoming obstacles and executing sound judgment to meet deadlines
- Highly experienced in working effectively in a diverse business environment. Excellent analytical and organizational skills, strong problem solving ability and high level of dedication.
- Ability to work on multiple projects and initiatives
- Ability to see big picture and provide succinct status updates and overall program summary at regular intervals.
- Past experience in managing ODM/JDM project
- Proven track record dealing with complex issues in a globally-distributed supply chain
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate/collaborate with and influence a variety of cross-functional business stakeholders and external vendors
- Ability to work collaboratively and act in a lead role within a team environment to meet aggressive goals
- Demonstrated good judgment in solving problems as well as identifying problems in advance, and proposing solutions – risk management
- Motivated and self-directed
- Understanding of the software release process a plus
- Experience with solution development a plus

- BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science

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