Director, Market Management
Cisco Systems - San Jose, CA

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Opportunity Snapshot:

This is an exciting opportunity for marketing professionals to lead in and influence a dynamic landscape working with the industry leader in this space. This will involve marketing Cisco’s data center and cloud networking portfolio with a focus on virtual networking, Layer 4-7 services and several aspects of open networking and software-defined networking (SDN) technologies.

Title: Director, Market Management, Data Center and Cloud Networking

Job Location:
San Jose, California

Organization:
Global Marketing & Corporate Communication (GMCC), DCC-Data Center & Cloud Networking Market Management team seeks an experienced leader to be part of Cisco’s data center, virtualization and cloud networking team with a focus on driving open networking solutions including emerging software defined-networking (SDN) as part of Cisco’s Open Network Environment (ONE) strategy.

Responsibilities:
• Lead a dynamic team responsible for developing marketing content, messaging for areas of virtualization, cloud computing, open networking and SDN
• Serve as internal and external evangelist with the ability to garner mindshare
• Interact with customers, sales, channel partners and serve as a spokesperson with industry analysts and media
• Craft and deliver audience-specific messages
• Portfolio positioning across Cisco and across the competitive landscape
• Work with internal and external executive level stakeholders to position portfolio across Cisco and competitive landscape
Required Skills:
• At least 15+ years of experience in the areas of marketing in hi-tech environments
• Excellent communication, messaging and collaboration skills in a matrixed organization
• Should have managed mid-sized teams for at least 5 years
• Strong balance of business and technology acumen
• Ability to crisply articulate value proposition of different technologies and to abstract simplicity from complex concepts is essential
• Blogging skills and proficiency in social media a plus
Educational Qualifications:
Technology/Engineering degree, MBA (preferred)
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