08 August 2020

Cisco Associate Project Manager Graduate Programme 2020

As Cisco Associate Project Manager Graduate programme you’ll be part of an actively growing Advanced Services (AS) team. The Cisco Advanced Services organization helps customers optimize their network investment and speed adoption and migration of advanced technologies. 

A key component of the AS portfolio is our Project Management/ Business Development Management capability and expertise. While your career will be developing some travel may be required. You’d be provided with training in your first months, followed by hands-on training on projects assisted by an experienced Cisco Project Manager/ Business Development Manager. 

For Associate Project Manager, day to day that means: 

·    Successful completion of customer projects ensuring that the project objectives, customer acceptance criteria and internal performance metrics are achieved. 
·    Ensuring compliance with legislation and regulatory requirements such as H&S, compliance with contractual obligations, ISO certification requirements and Cisco policies and processes at all times. 
·    Managing internal and external stakeholders, subcontractor partners and project team members and ensuring the accuracy of project data in internal tools and systems. 
·    Assisting program managers or senior project managers in performing project administration activities. 

What we can offer you: 

·    Understanding of core Project Management knowledge areas according to PMI with focus on the triple constraint:: time-scope/quality-cost. 
·    Opportunity to shadow technology professionals and understand a broad range of Cisco Technologies 
·    Opportunity to earn Cisco and Industry Certifications (CCNA, CAPM) 
·    Interaction with Cisco employees and clients all over the world 
·    A competitive salary and generous benefits 
·    Being part of a diverse and international team composed by people with different backgrounds and areas of expertise
·    Dedicate part of your time to lead/be part of Cisco’s internal initiatives where you can deliver results by applying your creativity and motivation to make the difference

What you will need to be eligible for the aPM role: 

·    You have minimum Bachelor’s degree in Information Technologies, Business Management, Financial Management or Computer Science.
·    You are able to live and work in South Africa with no additional VISA sponsorship from Cisco 
·    You are fluent in English 
·    Project management (ex. CAPM, PMP, PRINCE2) and/or ITIL certification is a great plus 
·    You are able to begin full time employment in Spring 2021

What skills you will need to succeed: 

·    You have strong organizational and leadership skills 
·    You have interest in technology and understand technical issues, and can leverage technical expertise of others 
·    You produce quality work under pressure with immediate deadlines 
·    You are able to adjust in rapidly changing environment and to prioritize your activities/set the right expectations with your internal and external stakeholders.
·    You have written, verbal communication skills, with the ability to present to large groups with confidence 


Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.

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