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A Quarter Century of Globally Influenced Modern Management

The Month of August is critical to me because it marks my anniversary date of becoming a member of Cisco. And this 12 months, I crossed the edge of 25 years of employment with Cisco.

Some might surprise why I might keep on the similar firm for a few years. It’s easy, and Cisco is an organization that strives to be the very best atmosphere for its workers. For a few years, Cisco has been rated as the very best place to work and, the previous few years, the #1 greatest place to work.

Yearly I’ve challenged myself, taken dangers, and enabled constructive change and influence. Early on, I had already considered the place I will probably be making profession investments and was decided to tackle all alternatives irrespective of the place that profession path led me across the globe.

I’ve at all times been assured and true to who I’m, and I wanted to be as a result of we have been the trailblazers creating and innovating the plan as we went. Here’s a glimpse into this journey.

My skilled profession didn’t begin with Cisco. Earlier than Cisco, I spent ten years coordinating and managing provide chains and customer support groups at Texas Devices and Apple Pc. I used this early expertise to maneuver to Cisco in a giant step towards scaling my expertise to develop into the Managing Director of Buyer Service and Operations for Cisco’s EMEA group working from my residence nation within the Netherlands.

I led a world-class buyer expertise group, applied enterprise processes that drove productiveness for channel account managers, and raised gross sales satisfaction scores by 50%.

Subsequent was to duplicate the success in EMEA and construct out customer support and operations for the Asian area. There wanted to be a change to run the enterprise from the principle regional enterprise heart in China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Australia versus a single central location. We grew a lot quicker by decentralizing and localizing enterprise operations.

Then I moved again to the Netherlands and took the function of rising focused rising markets in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and Mexico. I used to be a part of the Nation Boards, main the operations and enterprise improvement efforts and efficiently achieved $1 billion in revenues per nation.

Alongside the way in which, I spotted {that a} international strategy to the enterprise mannequin would considerably enhance operations. This initiative shortly encompassed 25 nations and required cross-discipline leaders from many organizations. The trail to this success created a transfer to Cisco Headquarters in California within the USA. The country-entity construction was large and was delivered in 9 brief months.

Whereas within the USA, I considerably broadened my buyer satisfaction and operation experience to different purposeful areas in International Advertising Operations, Service Supplier Operations and Planning, CTO’s workplace of Cloud Operations and Planning, and Strategic Initiatives for the Transformation Workplace.

In 2019, I used to be invited to tackle a job in what’s now referred to as the International Associate Routes to Market Gross sales (GPRS) group. I’m liable for simplifying, digitizing, and personalizing a world-class expertise and maximizing accomplice efficiency. I’ve up to date my group’s title to replicate this significance to Associate Efficiency and Expertise. In 2021, my path took me again to the Netherlands, the place all the pieces began.

Working with exceptionally proficient people in each side of my profession has been tremendous thrilling. I imagine Cisco’s work to help variety, inclusion, and equality as the corporate tradition attracts the very best folks globally. It’s also nice to see Cisco give again to the communities we reside in, and this extends to how we’re severe about sustainability, proper right down to the chips and paint we use with our merchandise.

I hope that every one of you who learn this see your self on an analogous journey or, in case you are early in your profession, make your investments to create this actuality.

I want you all the very best in your future endeavors.

Jose van Dijk


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