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We value you and the experience you want to have. Our commitment to innovation and operational excellence means we can offer you unparalleled work, development, and career opportunities to exceed your professional aspirations.

Your work and career achievements drive our success. As you bring out the best in Cisco, we want to bring out the best in you. And together we can change the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns.

Demand Something Different

The Cisco Sales Associates Program (CSAP) is not your typical experience. We are an industry-leading career development program designed for top university graduates from around the world who aspire to become the next generation of sales leaders at Cisco.

This year-long program provides outstanding hands-on educational and on-the-job training that enables you to accelerate your career while offering you a highly-competitive salary with excellent benefits.

The Cisco Difference

As the worldwide leader in networking, we are transforming how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. We are looking for Associate Sales Representatives (ASRs) and Associate Systems Engineers (ASEs) who can help our customers transform their business and solve their most pressing business issues. Ideal candidates are self motivated, achievement oriented, have strong interpersonal skills, enjoy building relationships with customers and partners, and are passionate about leading edge technology. Our Associates are from different countries, backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, and abilities. But what makes Cisco unique is the inclusive way in which we come together to collaborate, and find new solutions.

The Experience

Our Associates learn by using case studies, sales simulations, and a blend of instructor-led and self-paced training delivered in state-of-the art virtual classrooms leveraging the latest Cisco technologies.

  • FIRST THREE MONTHS. Associates will expand their sales and business acumen, increase their technical knowledge, and develop executive presentation skills, as well as learn about Cisco’s products, solutions, architectures, and competitors.
  • NEXT NINE MONTHS. ASRs will move into a quota-carrying role within Inside Sales and ASEs will move into an engineering role within our Technology Solutions Network Briefings organizations. Here they will get on-the-job sales experience interacting with customers and Partners and will be mentored by Cisco seasoned sales and engineering professionals. They will also participate in ongoing virtual learning and certification studies.
  • WHAT’S NEXT. Upon successful completion of the program, ASRs are promoted to a Virtual Account Manager and ASEs are promoted to a Virtual Systems Engineer within the Cisco sales organization where they can continue to develop and grow in a rewarding career.

The Requirements:

  • Graduated from an accredited university prior to program start date and within 27 months of program start date (minimum BS/BA)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred or equivalent in your academic program
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)
  • Additional preferred languages: Mandarin, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Korean & Japanese.
  • ASEs: Technical support, pre-sales support, installation or sales experience in the technology industry preferred
  • ASRs: Sales experience preferred (including retail sales, corporate internships, or entrepreneurial programs)
  • Must be willing to relocate to a Singapore training hub for at least one or two years

Why Cisco Sales Associates Program?

  • The opportunity to work in one of the fastest-growing industries in the world
  • Highly-competitive salary and commission, accelerated career opportunities, and excellent benefits
  • Virtual collaboration with classmates from around the world using TelePresence and WebEx technologies
  • Opportunity to work in a uniquely-diverse and socially-responsible environment
  • Ability to earn industry-leading certifications
  • The chance to work in multi-million dollar territories with high earning potential

Seeking Graduates with the following skills and qualities:

  • Master the art of communicating complex details in simplistic terms to our customers and partners
  • Thrive in a global, fast-paced, and collaborative environment
  • Possess a strong attention to detail, able to react creatively but rationally to customer requests
  • Become a leader that is able to work under pressure and make decisions with a positive “can do” attitude
  • Be open minded and passionate about learning new technologies and delivering the best solution to our customers, on time and as promised
  • Continue to focus on personal development and learning throughout his or her career 

If the idea of working with leading-edge technology in a fast-paced, exciting environment while collaborating with other recent university graduates from around the world appeals to you, then apply today.

 

Associate Systems Engineer

Location: Singapore
Start dates: February 2013 & August 2013

If you are passionate about leading-edge technology, have strong interpersonal skills, thrive on solving problems, and want to collaborate with highly-talented people globally then apply today for an Associate Systems Engineer (ASE) position at Cisco.

The Cisco Sales Associates Program (CSAP) is one of the most highly-coveted early-in-career development programs designed specifically for top university graduates from around the world who aspire to become the next generation of sales leaders at Cisco. CSAP provides world-class, hands-on educational and experiential training that will develop our Associate Systems Engineers (ASEs) to become successful Systems Engineers in the Cisco Sales Organization.

The ASE role enables you to advance your career rapidly by providing the training and resources needed to become successful in an industry-leading sales organization. During the first three months of the program, ASEs will expand their sales and business acumen, increase their technical knowledge and develop executive presentation skills, as well as learn about Cisco’s architectures, solutions, products, and competitors. ASEs learn using technical case studies, customer simulations, and a blend of instructor-led and self-paced training delivered via Cisco TelePresence®, Cisco WebEx®, and iPad® technologies.

Throughout the next nine months of the program, in parallel with certification studies and virtual learning, ASEs will move into an engineering role where they will get on-the-job experience interacting with customers and partners and will be mentored by Cisco seasoned engineering professionals. They will be assigned to work in the following organization.

Technology Solutions Network (TSN)

  • In TSN, ASEs will support account teams virtually and collaboratively with a variety of SE technical sales activities to give our SEs more customer and partner face time by collaborating on pre-sales activities. They will expand the technical depth and coverage where limited resources currently exist and will increase account team productivity by providing high-quality, timely responses to sales questions and research requests.

After successfully completing the program, ASEs are promoted into a Virtual Systems Engineering (VSE) role within the Cisco sales organization where they can continue to grow in a rewarding career.

A successful ASE will:

  • Master the art of communicating complex details in simplistic terms to our customers and partners 
  • Thrive in a global, fast-paced, and collaborative environment 
  • Possess a strong attention to detail, able to react creatively but rationally to customer requests 
  • Become a leader that is able to work under pressure and make decisions with a positive “can-do” attitude 
  • Be open minded and passionate about learning new technologies and delivering the best solution to our customers, on time, and as promised 
  • Continue to focus on personal development and learning throughout his or her career

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree (minimum BS/BA) 
  • Graduated from an accredited university prior to program start date and within 27 months of program start date 
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or equivalent in your academic program 
  • Electrical/Computer/Networking Engineering, Information Technology, MIS, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics degree preferred 
  • Must be able to start working in February 2013 or August 2013 
  • Technical support, pre-sales support, installation, or sales experience in the technology industry preferred 
  • Fluent in English, written and verbal
  • Other preferred language: Korean and Japanese

Relocation Requirements:

  • Year 1: Associates must be willing to relocate to a Singapore training hub for the 12 months of the program. Cisco will provide visa sponsorship and relocation assistance. 
  • Year 2: Associates will be promoted to a Virtual Systems Engineering (VSE) role in TSN. VSEs must be willing to stay at the CSAP hub location or be relocated to a TSN hub within their home country for 12 months. Relocation outside CSAP hub location would be based on business need. We cannot confirm final placement destination at time of offer. Cisco will provide relocation assistance. 
  • Year 3: Employees can apply to open Systems Engineering positions within the company.

Why join Cisco? A career with Cisco Systems can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in one of the most successful sales organizations in the world 
  • Highly-competitive salary, accelerated career opportunities, and excellent benefits 
  • Virtual collaboration with classmates from around the world using TelePresence and WebEx 
  • Access to next-generation technologies 
  • Training, coaching, and mentoring by experienced Systems Engineers and Account Managers 
  • Ability to earn industry-leading certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP, and CCIE) 
  • Opportunity to work in a uniquely-diverse and socially-responsible environment 
  • The chance to work in multi-million dollar territories with high earning potential 
  • A significant investment by Cisco to your ongoing career development and success

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