Senior EMEAR Communications Program Manager
Cisco Systems, Inc
Feltham, England, United Kingdom
3d ago

What You'll Do

You will build and orchstrate outcome-based regional communications programs shifting perceptions of multiple external audiences in our priority countries in EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia).

Your goal is to build awareness and visibility for our products, solutions and services, such as Intent-Based Networking, Security, Multi Cloud or Collaboration.

You’ll develop robust strategic regional communication plans which include content, story angles, pitches and messages for multi-channel efforts.

This includes planning and building a social influencer program.

Your plans and content enable the local PR leads to further engagement and shift perceptions of their external influencers, including traditional media and social channels.

You’ll also lead on the orchestration of your regional communications plan, including planning, measuring and tracking results.

To that end, you will build a positive relationships with in-country PR Managers to support their communications strategy by better positioning Cisco’s value and relevance in the local markets.

Who You’ll Work With

You will become part of a world-class communications team that is driven by a common purpose to make Cisco more trusted and more relevant than any other technology company.

The closely connected team is based across EMEAR and brings together a very diverse way of thinking and applying communications to ensure that we never stand still.

You’ll work in close partnership with regional senior business leaders, the in-country PR Managers, your peer Communications Managers on regional level, as well as Marketing.

Also, you’ll constantly and proactively prioritize and manage information flows between the global headquarter and the EMEAR Communications Team.

Who You Are

You are a senior communications professional with a track record in building communications programs on regional level, including a social influencer program.

You are a dynamic, strategic thinker who is driven by getting the right results in supporting the business priorities. You have very strong project management skills and you know how to drive impactful external communications programs through to outcomes, often with tight deadlines.

You’ll have an eye for detail. You are a fantastic influencer, relationship builder, comfortable working virtually across multiple geographies and collaborating closely with colleagues, across region, functions and in HQ.

You’ll understand the business and technology, so that you can design the most relevant communications plan to support the business and shape external influencers’ perceptions, opinions and behaviours at the same time.

You are a passionate, ambitious communicator with a never-ending hunger and curiosity for stories.

You revel in being part of a high-performing team, working in a fast-paced organisation, yet are self-motivated and driven, happy to take the initiative and work with minimum guidance.

Your key skills and experience :

  • Ten or more years of external communications experience at regional level, including Public Relations and Social Media
  • Working in external communications in a global company across various disciplines
  • Data-driven communications strategy and planning
  • A track record of translating business goals into communications goals, understanding audience perceptions, and crafting integrated communications campaigns in support of the company and region business objectives.
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to meet milestones, and balance concurrent projects
  • Senior level experience in giving counsel to executives; with the gravitas and credibility to influence senior management
  • A deep understanding of how communications and marketing should work together
  • You can socialize communications programs with multiple communications and business stakeholders to advance message consistency and impact
  • We Are 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. 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 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.

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