Swiss CDA “World Digital Village” Project Manager / Track Lead
Cisco Systems, Inc
Wallisellen, Zurich, Switzerland
vor 4 Tg.

The Swiss Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) strategy is a long-term commitment to a partnership with national leadership, industry and academia to deliver real outcomes faster and more effectively.

It is an integrated strategy designed to accelerate Switzerland’s digital agenda while also creating opportunities to grow Cisco’s business.

The focus areas of the Swiss CDA program include :

  • World Digital Village
  • Health and Education
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Cybersecurity and Defense
  • Innovation and Skills
  • The CDA Program Leader owns and drives the execution of the CDA World Digital Village Track in Switzerland.

    Role & Responsibilities

  • Lead the World Digital Village Track as part of the Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) plan for Switzerland, an integrated strategy designed to accelerate Switzerland's digital agenda while also creating opportunities to grow Cisco's business
  • Strong interaction and continuous alignment with the Swiss CDA Country Leader and the other CDA Program Leaders in planning, coordinating and supporting the success of the CDA Program in Switzerland
  • Plan and keep cadence of the World Digital Village track activities to timely achieve the CDA objectives, investments and bookings while proactively monitoring progresses, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action orchestrated with the CDA Country Leader
  • Connect with major government stakeholders and build new collaborations
  • Orchestration of external partnerships and alliances to support the World Digital Village track plan execution
  • Focus inwardly on the internal consistency of the World Digital Village track, and outwardly on its coherence with other supporting teams, programs (e.
  • g. Swiss Vertical Teams, Centers of Excellence, Marketing and Communication, etc) and corporate processes (e.g. engagement of internal pre-

    sales skills, Legal, Commercial Finance, etc)

  • Manage the CDA Track products and services opportunity funnel and order entry and check consistency with the CDA investment plan
  • Create and maintain the World Digital Village Track plan with financials, resources, services and products delivered into track / projects for the current and future quarters investments as planned in the CDA program
  • Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the World Digital Village track
  • Interlock cross-project / cross CDA Tracks activities
  • Who you are

  • Passionate about making Switzerland a leading country on the worldwide Digital map
  • Creative strategic thinker
  • Strong ability to orchestrate cross-functional, multi-disciplinary resources
  • Ability to understand policy and business priorities of Cisco customers and define technology strategies that help to address those priorities
  • Several years of account management and business development experience in a dynamic IT, software, services and solution business within the enterprise technology space
  • Experienced in motivating diverse teams to achieve set goals
  • Demonstrate success in achieving and exceeding goals, including sales budgeting goals
  • Experiences in digital transformation consulting
  • Experience collaborating with IT and non-IT decision makers
  • Able to understand, articulate and position the value of technology-based solutions to our customers
  • Desired Skills

  • Mastery in designing and executing a successful sales strategy regarding digitization projects
  • Ability to understand customer needs and build a shared vision around a technology innovation journey focused on delivering outcomes that match their priorities
  • Strong understanding of the market developments and trends
  • Broad understanding of digitization and the role Cisco can play
  • Business and financial expertise to identify and qualify opportunities
  • Comprehension of a broad range of Cisco technologies
  • Excellent communications skills - inside the company, with customers and partners, with government officials, etc
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programs
  • Project / Budget / Contract management skills
  • Sufficient seniority and credibility to advise CDA track stakeholders on their projects progress in relation to the program
  • The ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills


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