A Product Manager at Cisco systems is an incredibly diverse and rewarding role.
The PM must be able to interface effectively and establish quick credibility and confidence with: Engineering, Manufacturing, Customer Support, Business Operations, Business Development (M&A), Channel Management, Channel Partners, and Direct Customers.
This requires an extremely talented and flexible individual with strong presentation skills,
adept business knowledge, organizational abilities, and who is capable of bridging
customer business requirements to technical feature set and broader market trends,
indices, and capabilities.
The PM will develop strategic marketing plans for a product or product line through
market research, competitive analysis, pricing, customer engagement, and business
A PM will also develop new product feature and functionality in partnership with
The PM participates and acts as marketing’s primary advocate on crossfunctional
The PM often has to provide customer use-case examples
to engineering and is the primary bridge between customer feedback and requirements
Product Managers drive new business and opportunities for the Business Unit and
Drive resolution of customer satisfaction issues.
Manage issues associated with ordering of product, systems and tools, and manufacturing supply.
Forecast and help drive opportunities for product lines with annual revenues from $100M
Identify areas for growth and create strategic product line roadmaps to help drive
adoption of the product and differentiating features.