Randstad project specialist - new and recent grad program in Bismarck, North Dakota

project specialist - new and recent grad program in United States posted: 06 february 2018

location united states

job category Employment & Recruitment Agency

job type work from home - contract


Market related

reference number 25529

contact field manager, randstad sourceright usa

phone 770-937-7000

job description

Seeking a contract Program Specialist for Cisco's University Relation's organization. This role is responsible for driving leadership decision-making, process improvements and performance while reducing non-value-added activities. In addition, this individual will define a multi-year roadmap to take the several University programs to the next level. This position will have high visibility working directly with senior management at Cisco.


Maintain and enhance internal relationships with relevant stakeholders to drive improved decision-making and accountability across the executive team

Define and develop best practice sharing with other University Project Specialists; develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with business stakeholders and University peers (Recruiting, Relationship and Theater Leads.)

Drive accountability and process improvement based on key performance metrics and targets i.e. delivery performance, forecast accuracy, etc.


Experience leading large scale global programs, management experience, advanced analytical, communication and project management skills and a proven track record of y/y program enhancement and results.

5+ years experience.

Must have large scale, global project management experience. Proven ability to lead executive-level individuals through decision-making processes. Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders.

Exceptional partnership, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

Proven record of successfully driving change through an organization.

Must be a self-starter, possess excellent organization skills, and have the aptitude to define operational requirements and implement processes and systems to support those requirements.

Thrive in an environment with an agenda for change, growth, innovation, and entrepreneurial behavior. Can demonstrate the ability to operate continually at an up-tempo pace in a dynamic, fast moving culture.

An assertive, yet collaborative and team-oriented leadership style, with experience influencing diverse components of the company.

Must possess the vision and tough-mindedness to effectively manage cross-functional teams within a matrix structure that requires influencing at all levels, both internally and externally.

Creativity and innovation enabling him/her to challenge current practices and ways of thinking about global procurement across the organization.

High ethical standards combined with a history of personal delivery of exceptional business results, and an ability to inspire others to achieve peak performance.

Bachelor's Degree Required