Digital Acceleration Lead – Cisco

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Job Description

What You’ll Do

The Digital Acceleration Lead will liaise with snr executives from Cisco’s key customers in the public and private sectors to identify digitization projects, advice on latest technology trends, formulate agreements, and successfully deliver agreed digitization projects. In addition, the role is responsible to provide operational support to the CDA program at the country level. They report to the GM and support with financial and program management adhering to operational guidelines. The CDA PM is responsible for delivering the CDA program in the country they are working in. They ensure adherence of the country’s program to the plan agreed between CDA’s Executive lead, Cisco’s CFO, and the country General Manager

  • Operational support (procurement, bookings reconciliation, accruals, success stories, etc.)
  • Reporting program spend and bookings
  • Maintaining documentation related to the CDA program and individual projects
  • Review and provide inputs to finalize the Project definition and business case (if required), resourcing plan, activity timelines and schedules, work breakdown, roles and responsibilities and financial framework as required, using Cisco templates and documents wherever relevant and available
  • Provide monitoring and program management support in order to deliver the key program achievements
  • Support and advice would be provided with an objective to successfully conduct CDA projects within timeline
  • Lead delivery of the CDA program in-country
  • Liaise with Cisco stakeholders and customers in the public and private sector sector in order to identify digitization initiatives and use cases to be tackled as part of the CDA program
  • design and lead discovery workshops aimed at prioritizing customer digital opportunities and challenges
  • Advice customers on latest digital technology trends to support in the selection of digital solutions
  • Conduct business development with key target stakeholders for the CDA program, in order to open doors for digitization projects.
  • Oversee execution of CDA projects and ensure successful completion of all program projects.
  • Liaise with internal cisco teams in order to ensure successful execution of CDA projects. E.g. Legal, Engineering, Services, Finance, BUs, and others.

Who You’ll Work With

Cisco connects everything. We connect enterprises to their customers, employees, partners and to their future – and we promise it’s going to be a forward-thinking one! Because our everyday challenge is to help you get the best out of the latest technology trends – mobility, cloud and the Internet of Things – and be your business partner in achieving your desired profitable growth. The world is going digital, and we are a driving force. We will understand your business goals and develop the right solutions and services to support it – no matter what your industry and vision is. Whether you want to deliver new customer experiences, better engage your employees, protect your information or adopt the mobile world, we can enable all that and much more for you with a technology foundation that is fast, agile and secure. Is this what you are looking for? Invite us to help show you the way.

Who You Are

  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in business Program/Project Management and Business/ Technology Consulting.
  • Preferably, have experience in consulting experience supporting accounts for a fast-growing, high-technology company with a digital solutions background.
  • Strong experience and track record with solution selling of Business and IT solutions is helpful.
  • You are a self-starter and strong closer, with multi-tasking ability.

Desired Attributes and Skills

  • Strong presentation and communications skills as you are required to sell and engage at all levels of our clients organizations including at the Board Level
  • Analytical and flair for working with details as the role involve driving major opportunities in an ambitious environment that require preparations of internal justification and approval.
  • Open to live long learning and constantly challenge one’s assumptions and presumptions about things
  • Minimum Bachelor Degree with Honors in Technology, Engineering or any equivalent courses.
  • PMP or Six Sigma is ideal but not required