What You'll Do
The Analyst Relations Manager, Collaboration, will be responsible for driving an industry-leading Analyst Relations (AR) program for Cisco's Collaboration strategy, solutions and partnerships, with particular focus on Unified Communications and the Customer Journey.
You will be responsible for engaging with Cisco business leaders and ensuring that we communicate a cohesive strategy and story to analysts who cover these areas of our business. You will be handling high ROI outreach programs focused on strategic engagement and developing long term relationships with the industry analyst community across the globe. You will be expected to act as a key strategic advisor to Cisco's business, driving valuable insight, guidance and feedback back into the business to help inform strategy, business and marketing decisions. You will own the accuracy of Cisco's Collaboration and Unified Communications business in key analyst research reports. You will also collaborate across the AR team to develop plans and messaging around security being foundational to everything Cisco does.
Who You'll Work With
You will be a key member of the Collaboration AR Team. You will interface with senior executives in the Collaboration business units and marketing as well as their teams. You will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver programs that improve influencer and customer awareness, consideration and recommendation of Cisco's strategy globally across our portfolio. You will be a part of the Global AR Team, which rolls up into Global Corporate Communications (GCC). You will report to the AR Lead for Collaboration, Blockchain and AR Sales Enablement.
Who You Are
You are a leader who puts Cisco first beyond any particular area. You are someone who brings people together to use the expertise of each to get results. You are comfortable at the executive level, working closely with communications and business peers to drive strategy and messaging. You have a deep understanding of business fundamentals and technology. You have excellent written and verbal communications skills. You have a strong industry analyst relations background as well as experience that demonstrates sound judgment and good instincts. You are smart, respectful, creative, collaborative, dedicated, organized, and accountable. You see opportunities and are a "glass-half full" type of person who is keenly focused on achieving results.
You have 5+ years in Analyst Relations (preferred), Marketing or Communications with a technology focus
You have a BA/BS Degree
Comfortable developing and delivering Powerpoint presentations
You have experience pulling together integrated communications plans
Ability to prioritize, multitask, and handle change in real time
Ability to move quickly - assess the situation, aggregate data, make a decision and move
Comfortable working with senior level executives
Experience with Architect Analyst Database a plus
Digital/social media presence a plus
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