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Cisco Director, SASE Offer in San Jose, California

Cisco’s Strategic Execution Office is an organization that achieves enterprise-wide success by synchronously executing across Cisco’s 6 strategic pillars, which are: Secure, Agile Networks, Future of Work, Optimized Application Experience, Internet for the Future, End-to-end Security, and Capabilities at the Edge. In addition to the 6 strategic pillars, we have 2 horizontal pillars driving cross-functional change, which are: Evolved GTM and RTM for Growth and Business Cadence. The Strategic Execution Office’s mandate is to partner with the Executive Leadership Team, General Managers, and functional leaders to accelerate execution on the company’s overall strategy.

What You’ll Do

The Director of the SASE offer under "Secure, Agile Networks" pillar is responsible for orchestrating the delivery of this offer in close partnership with the Corporate Strategy team, Cisco Enterprise Networking and Security Product Management, Sales, Product Marketing, CX and Operation teams.

The leader in this role will be responsible for working closely with key engineering, operations and GTM stakeholders to ensure clear product roadmaps and associated operational and GTM requirements necessary to deliver a compelling set of SASE offerings to the market.

This role will inform and partner with all of the functions across Cisco and report to the ELT at strategic checkpoints to support success across the company. This is a highly visible, highly complex, and hyper-growth position with the rare opportunity to change the trajectory of the company as a whole.

What You’ll Do

As Director for the Strategic Execution Office, you will guide and shape the SASE offer within the Secure, Agile Networks pillar. You will work closely with key stakeholders to establish solution preferences and participate in joint working session, both internal and customer facing.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Executing on Cisco’s strategy in the Secure, Agile Networks pillar

  • Assessing perceived market value of proposed SASE solutions

  • Engaging Cisco’s executive leadership team and key business leaders to expose areas of improvement potential and opportunities for acceleration

  • Consolidating and maintaining offer artifacts (integrated roadmap, offer template)

  • Understanding technical requirements for Cisco’s customer base and translating them into operational requirements

  • Ensure quality development of offer collateral, such as presentations, white papers, design guides, and test plans for furthering internal and external knowledge

  • Providing visibility into alignment of all offer requirements relative to key gates and milestones

  • Working with across the organization to remove bottlenecks and help reprioritize as needed for success

Who You’ll Work With:

Product management, Operations and Go-to-Market teams, and Executive Leadership

Who You Are

You’re excited to be part of this fast-moving and innovative team, and you want nothing more than to be the "voice" of the team that is turning Cisco’s groundbreaking strategy into a reality and have good understanding of security and SD-WAN technologies along with the SASE and competitor landscape within this market!

  • Dynamic, creative, adaptable, collaborative, and unafraid to make a splash

  • Highly cross-functional

  • Understand the activities involved in building impactful offers, and can also focus energy on the activities that grow sales and adoption

  • Intent on helping customers and partners with a desire to understand how our products and services can help improve their businesses

  • Passionate about the importance of the evolving networking landscape to help develop coherent value propositions that drive key customer outcomes

  • Can clearly articulate critical issue status to executive staff, sales teams, and other invested parties

  • Possess keen judgment in risk management and problem mitigation


  • Understanding of SASE technologies, SD-WAN and/or Security offerings in the industry, and Cloud delivery of SD-WAN

  • Understanding of the product management function and familiarity of key product development concepts

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and influence skills

  • Ability to communicate well both written and verbal to an executive audience

  • Driven and passionate about succeeding in a high-speed, innovative and collaborative environment

  • Bachelors degree in a science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience or related work experience

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re "old" (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. A blockchain company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do - you can’t 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, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we 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? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.