Business Analyst - Strategy, Planning and Operations

Job Title: Business Analyst - Strategy, Planning and Operations
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Malaysia
Reference: 1336049
Contact Name: Justin Chen
Contact Email: shenghec@cisco.com
Job Published: November 03, 2021 17:26

Job Description

Why you'll love cisco

We change the World, you will become passionate about your employer and the brand you represent. Everything is converging on the Internet, making networked connections more meaningful than ever before in our lives. Our employees' groundbreaking ideas impact everything. Here, that means we take creative ideas from the drawing board to dynamic solutions that have real world impact. You'll be part a team that cares about its customers, enjoys having fun, and you'll take part in changing the lives of those in our local communities. Come prepared to be encouraged and inspired.

Team Description:

Strategy, Planning and Operations (SPO) team in Asia Pacific Japan and China (APJC) region focuses on driving topline growth, profitability improvement, and business model transformation in the region. Connecting strategic visions with day-to-day business management, the team works very closely with APJC’s Senior Leadership Team in the following aspects:

  • Driving informed decisions on Cisco’s growth strategies for short, mid, and long term
  • Mobilize resources through organizational design, resource allocation, targeting/incentives design, and sales enablement
  • Running business management reviews to solve problems in a timely manner
  • Managing region-wide or worldwide projects with strategic objectives

Roles of Business Analyst:

Proactively provide analytical business intelligence work under a Strategy & Planning Manager who covers APJC’s Integrated Software and Service (ISS) sales team, which is a new business unit created recently to accelerate company-wide transformation towards new business model. Analytical work is most intensive in the following areas, but not limited to:

  • Performance management: define the most effective KPIs and track them regularly to find out what is working and what is not. It will be the foundation for Senior Leadership to make the right decision on management levers such as targeting and incentive design.
  • Resource planning: track the current state on resource allocation and continuously highlight the gap from To-Be GTM and Organizational Model, which is required to make the business model transformation successful.
  • Running review cadence: communicate effectively to all partners, managing inputs and outputs for the most critical review meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or a related field.
  • 6-8 years relevant experience in operational strategy development and execution, budgeting and planning
  • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills
  • Excellent MS Office Skills
  • Knowledge of sales forecasting process & methodologies
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail

Desired Skills

  • Comfort and presence in working with Senior leaders
  • Ability to work across functions and as part of a distributed team
  • High levels of adaptability in working in a fluid “start-up-like” environment
  • Strong project management, presentation, and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Ability, desire and commitment to metrics-driven execution
  • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills
  • Strong eye for business
  • Strong in analyzing and synthesizing information
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to balance daily tactical needs along with implementing long term strategic continuous improvement efforts

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 the difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment 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. 


Please apply directly via https://jobs.cisco.com/jobs/ProjectDetail/Business-Analyst-Strategy-Planning-and-Operations/1336049?source=Cisco+Jobs+Career+Site&tags=CDC+Prof+operations-and-support+bus+strat+ops 

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