Thought Leadership Research Analyst

Cisco Careers - San Jose, CA4.1

Full-time
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What You'll Do
As a Research Analyst on the Thought Leadership team, you'll build executive-focused content and programs based on primary and secondary research.

You will help define content marketing strategy: define primary research direction, convert research findings into insights, and insights into stories.
Write research papers and articles, build customer presentations, and craft executive messaging
You'll use secondary research as well as primary research findings, partner and collaborate with subject matter experts to develop content direction and a Cisco point-of-view.
You will support the development of Cisco’s annual thought leadership themes.
You'll help shape the market research initiatives focused on key business and technology areas. Use secondary research to perform white space analysis for key area.
You will facilitate research-driven workshops and webinars for customers, partners, and sales executives.
You'll collaborate with broader marketing teams, corporate strategy, engineering, and sales to ensure alignment of research initiatives and consistent messaging.
Who You'll Work With
Do you love walking in the shoes of the customer, focused on customers’ business challenges and understand how technology can help addressing their most pressing issues? If so, you will enjoy working in this high-profile, high-visibility team that works cross functionally to position Cisco as an authority in creating business value through technology. We are passionate about creating impactful marketing conversations through thought-provoking insights.

Cisco’s C-Suite Thought Leadership team, part of Cisco’s global marketing and communications organization, helps IT and business executives make better decisions that turn new ideas into value. Our work is grounded in primary research and economic analysis, and our unique insights provide executives with a roadmap to success in a digital world.

We focus on addressing our customers' biggest and most pressing challenges and opportunities by unleashing the power of technology, Cisco, and our partners.

We are committed to a customer-in mindset focused on outcomes, simplicity, and scale; intent on providing customer value, modeling the collaboration necessary to ensure success, and working together across organizational boundaries to increase awareness and business relevance in our industry.

Who You Are
In order to be successful in this position, you ideally would have a strong market research background:

10+ years of experience in developing thought leadership content and insights that are based on primary market research.
10 years of experience in developing research-based thought leadership content.
Proven competencies in utilizing secondary research to develop a content strategy, thought leadership content plans, and white space analysis.
10 years of experience in using primary research data to develop storylines for research projects.
Proven experience in writing long-form research papers, as well as developing executive presentations based on primary research findings.
Ability to work cross-functionally across various organizations (marketing, engineering, sales, strategy, etc.) to drive outcomes.
Being familiar with Cisco’s technology portfolio including infrastructure, datacenter, cloud, security and collaboration.
Shown capacity to develop, refine and spread our message to key influencers.
Skilled in taking a rich, complex message and boiling it down to its essence.
Exceptional writing and communications skills.
Strong interpersonal and project management skills, able to work well under deadlines in a changing environment and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently.
A track record of influencing larger teams including matrixed teams for impact and building consensus
Why Cisco
At Cisco, each person brings their unusual talents to work as a team and make a difference. Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.
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