Posted On Mar 28

Product Marketing Manager, Cisco IoT Control Center

Cisco Systems

Location : San Jose, CA

Headquarters : United States

Hiring Mode : Full Time

Hiring Role : Manager

Experience : Mid Level

Job Description
What You’ll Do
You will be responsible for developing the positioning and messaging that for IoT Control Center. You will create customer-facing and sales-enabling content including websites, presentations, videos, collateral, whitepapers, etc. You will also provide timely buyer insights and help identify market opportunities and analyze trends & threats. Your performance will be measured by your ability to execute on growth-marketing strategies, and to work effectively with others – including product management, engineering, sales, marketing, operations, and product marketers in other Cisco business groups – to achieve measurable results.
If you are passionate about storytelling, marketing, and content-creating in order to fuel the acquisition, engagement, and retention of customers, this role is for you. Additional responsibilities include:
Be the expert on Connectivity Management (IoT / non-IoT), competition, and its industry verticals.
Develop compelling product positioning, messaging, and content that is differentiated, defensible and monetizable. Help customers and partners more effectively evaluate and choose us.
Work with all levels of the organization and partner closely with product management and sales on marketing strategies, content creation, and the development and launch of new products, releases, and updates.
Create effective go-to-market plans and collaborate with cross-functional teams (Collaboration, Security, Infrastructure) to deliver coordinated marketing materials for Cisco IoT solutions.
Work in close collaboration with the rest of the marketing team that helps market the content you will create and also the digital marketing team who helps with demand generation, campaigns, SEO, etc.
Help with or drive the storyboarding of demos, training, collateral, and other content the field needs to accelerate pipeline growth, close deals, and shorten time-to-market. Enable sales with knowledge and tools required to increase win rates, stickiness, and revenue growth
Optimize and manage KPI's to measure the efficiency of product marketing. Who You'll Work With
Cisco is a global leader in IoT. Our IoT connectivity platform, Cisco IoT Control Center is the market leader in cellular connectivity management. Who You Are
You are passionate about playing a key role in driving business transformation at the cutting edge of IoT to simplify, optimize and scale the next wave of digitalization. Minimum qualifications include:
Difference Maker: Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of experience in a product marketing role that drove deeper engagement with target audiences, increased adoption, and delivered bottom-line results.
Ability to bring people and teams together: You are a master at developing, and leading cross-functional teams and relationships within and beyond the organization to drive business results. You are comfortable working with and influencing people at all levels of the organization.
Global/Multi-product mindset: You have a proven track record for developing, prioritizing, and promoting/cross-promoting multiple product lines simultaneously, spanning multiple audiences, industries & international markets, hardware & software. Bonus points if you have connectivity management experience and/or direct IoT experience and have worked with customers in verticals such as Transportation, Manufacturing, Utilities, Oil, and Gas, etc.
Deep audience knowledge: You are a quick study, committed to knowing your customers, their industries, and your competition better than anyone – who they are, their care-abouts, considerations, and behaviors. You’re exceptional at making findings actionable for sales, product management and marketing, as well as using the information to develop marketing strategies. Experience with influencers such as analysts and the press is highly desirable.
Messaging and storyteller master: You are in a class of your own when it comes to articulating the essence of products and the value they create. You can craft a compelling narrative across different audiences, markets, and channels, and know-how to develop strong messaging maps and effective content strategy plans. Plus, you must have solid writing skills of your own.
Sales Enablement: The ability to grasp and translate technical capabilities into benefits and transfer that knowledge to the sales team and our customers, is crucial. Under your mentorship, cross-functional marketing and content teams will effectively communicate our product value propositions and deliver the sales tools that support the selling cycles for your products
Process-practical: You value repeatable practices, but not at the expense of progress. You speak up when best practices prove not to be, encourage others to challenge the status quo, and double-down when you find something that works. Why Cisco
#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.
We embrace digital and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security 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, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take the difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication 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. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world-changing? Be you, with us!
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