What You'll Do
In this role, you will provide support for calendaring, travel, expenses, along with management and oversight of special projects, as needed. To perform these tasks reliably, successfully, you will learn the products, people, and organizational dynamics within Cisco. You will understand how to handle, with a great degree of independence, incoming asks for time, meetings, resources and other needs from the Director. You will be responsible for determining when to refer matters to others, and to whom they should be referred to. You will be responsible for following up to ensure accurate disposition, and make sure nothing falls through the cracks. You will become a core member of the Director's team, attending monthly staff meetings and quarterly all team meetings.
- Calendar Management: Handles Director's calendar by prioritizing schedules and meetings. You may decide who gets on the principal's calendar, which meetings are attended, and who can attend in their place.
- Meeting Planning and Organizations: Assists Director in planning and coordinating meetings by being responsible for the assembling of the agenda, location, meeting technology (WebEx, TP) based upon participant needs, and all other meeting logistics. May further prepare meeting briefing documents by taking and disseminating notes and formulating post meeting action item lists.
- Correspondence/Approvals: Supports Director by acting as proxy for communications and approvals as authorized. Answers general questions as needed and refers routine matters to appropriate parties, following up to ensure accurate completion.
- Travel: Responsible for making travel arrangements for the principal. Carefully considers and decides the optimum travel arrangements and itinerary for calendared meetings while handling Cisco expenses.
- Special Projects: Provides analytical support to assist Executive on special projects. Research issues, analyzes problems, compiles data, and prepares reports.
In addition to the general administrative duties of an Administrative Assistant, daily tasks are carried out at a higher level of complexity. This includes researching issues, analyzing problems, determining approaches, compiling data and preparing reports. Due to the frequent engagement of the Director across Cisco as a whole, this individual will collaborate with and coordinate activities with other EA's and executives in Cisco. Work is generally of a critical and confidential nature.
Who You'll Work With
You will support the Managing Director in Sales.
Who You Are
You have high-energy with a passion for thinking bigger and broader than the role itself. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, independent judgment, utmost professionalism and ability to balance both strategic and tactical actions.
- 3+ years experience in an administrative environment. A minimum of one year of experience supporting a principal who was at the Director level and above.
- Outstanding attention to detail and the ability to handle confidential information
- Sophisticated knowledge of Mac/Windows desktop computer applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Past work experience in the high-tech industry is desired, prior Cisco experience preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to connect with all levels of Executive/Senior staff and clients.
- Collaborative style, with excellent collaboration.
- Committed to improvement. Solves problems and makes decisions. Demonstrates leadership.
- Works in an organized and focused manner.
- Sophisticated desktop calendar management program experience.
- AA Degree preferred.
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Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.
U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.
Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.