Overview

Additional Location(s) or Information: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Category: Project or Program Management

Level of Experience: Experienced : Manager

Requisition : R1009280

Description:

Regional CSR Manager : Middle East

The Regional CSR Manager will lead the Corporate Affairs and CSR initiatives and programs in Middle East reporting to Director Corporate Affairs EMEAR.
This includes
: managing and developing the Networking Academy program in Middle East (820 academies with 95,000 students in 44 countries)
: directly manage CSR Program Managers in Middle East
: cooperate with Corporate Affairs Virtual Engagement and Support Team to secure strong performance in Middle East

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
: Establish long:term strategies that support Corporate Affairs VSEM and Global Field Organization objectives for Middle East
: Interlock with Cisco Leadership Team in Middle East and GMs in key countries/regions to strategically align CSR initiatives. Identify, prioritize, and implement CSR opportunities to drive social and business value impact
: Establish and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships with external stakeholders (especially Public Sector) to achieve both social and business impact of Corporate Affairs initiatives and programs for Middle East
: Drive Networking Academy sustainable growth, and adoption of new business and technology architectures and product offerings.
: Cooperate with Corporate Affairs Virtual Engagement and Support organization to include VES in Cisco CSR Strategy for Middle East and to drive sustainable growth of NetAcad Program in Middle East
: Incubate Cisco solutions, including reference:able business and technology architectures.
: Drive local Cisco CSR and brand awareness
: Represent and advocate the region of Middle East in Cisco EMEAR and Global organizations
: Develop team to deliver on current and long:term goals for Corporate Affairs

CANDIDATE PROFILE:
: Management professional with direct experience managing geographically distributed team; and 10+ years experience in sales, business development, and/or partner development roles
: Strong leadership and communication skills to work with senior managers and executives across various regions and organizations
: Strong understanding of the Public Sector market in Middle East; and ability to establish relationships at senior levels within Public Sector
: Excellent business case development skills and business judgment; ability to perform strategic market analysis of education sector
: Strong working knowledge of technology trends and innovations in the education market; a plus if in sectors with high relevance to Internet of Everything
: Strong understanding of the academic and pedagogical process; and personal contacts within educational institutions
: A proven ability to build the link between technology and social and business impact, with strong understanding of business processes and operations
: Ability to manage and orchestrate complex cross:functional (internal and external teams) projects/programs with a focus on results
: Excellent Arabic and English skills required; fluency in French is a plus.
: Education: BA/BS required. MBA or MS required unless outweighed by industry experience
: The preferred work location is Dubai.

Job Type: Manager

Opportunity Category: Internet of Everything


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