Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Diegem


What You'll Do

Your responsibilities include but won't be limited to:

Calendar Management: Manage Vice President of Government Affairs’ calendar by prioritizing schedules and meetings.
Meeting Planning and events: Assist the Vice President and other members of the EMEAR Government Affairs team in planning and organizing meetings by taking responsibility for crafting the agenda, location, meeting technology based on participant needs, and all other meeting logistics. This includes monthly team meetings as well as yearly all-hands. May also support external events with key stakeholders including Davos, Mobile World Congress, etc. Will take and disseminate meeting notes and formulate post-meeting action item list. Knowledge of Cisco tools is a bonus.
Correspondence/Approvals: Supports the Vice President by acting as a proxy for communications and approvals as authorized. Answers general questions as necessary and refers (filters) routine matters to appropriate parties and follows up to ensure proper disposition. Takes initiative to resolve issues within specified policies and guidelines. Figures out when executive action is required and supplies a recommendation where appropriate.
Travel Briefing Preparation: Craft travel packs for international trips as well as large events. This work includes combining all event information in addition to coordinated logistics of travel and also compiling briefings of customer/government meetings from relevant team members.
Travel and expenses: Responsible for making travel itineraries and handling reimbursement of expenses in Cisco’s tool. 
Budget: handle the relationship with all external vendors and responsible for submitting invoices and follow-up with the internal Finance team.
Special Projects: Provide analytical support to assist executive on special projects, research issues, compile data, and prepare reports including support with meeting request letters, political updates and government briefings.
Confidentiality: Deal professionally with sensitive and confidential matters and materials.
Who You'll Work With

Government Affairs (GA) is a global corporate function reporting directly into Cisco’s Chief Executive Officer, Chuck Robbins. The team represents Cisco to governments and policy-makers worldwide. GA works to build strategic relationships with governments, to educate governments and regulators about Cisco and the technology industry, and to advocate public policy positions consistent with Cisco’s vision.

Who You Are

You have experience providing support at Director level and above. You take initiative, can handle a full desk with ease and thrive in a busy environment. 

You are very dedicated with a professional and empathic demeanor in all interactions; possess excellent communication skills with all levels of staff, executives, policy-makers, government leaders, customers; and have good judgment. 

Our minimum requirements for this role:

3+ years’ experience in the administrative environment. A minimum of 2 years of experience supporting Director level or above.
Excellent track record of performance.
Experience in planning meetings and coordinating travel.
Expert level knowledge of Windows desktop computer applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Knowledge or experience with EU institutions is a plus.
Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their unique 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.

Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco


About the company

At Cisco, transforming the way people work, live, play and learn also includes being a great place to work. For 17 years, we’ve been named a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, one of a handful of companies included on the list since its inception. And, we are among 25 companies acknowledged as a world’s best multinational workplace.

We’re proud of this recognition because it means, at Cisco, you will enjoy working flexibly, using our own market-leading collaboration technology to drive innovation; taking advantage of numerous health and wellness resources; pursuing exciting career opportunities, and participating in programs to help your local communities or fulfill philanthropic interests. And, you’ll be doing all of this while being part of a global team that is making a positive difference in the world.

Learn why Cisco is a great place to work and what we offer you.

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