What you’ll be doing...

Verizon has embarked on an enterprise-wide Business Excellence initiative to eliminate waste and there-by reduce wasteful costs in the company. The goal is to target $10 billion in cost reduction, and free up money to invest and spend more optimally. This is a multi-year initiative spanning all business units across this global Fortune 15 Company.

This newly created role is a unique opportunity to join this team being formed at the start of this initiative. As a key member of this team, this Senior Consultant must use forward-thinking, out of the box ideas and innovation to, i) apply leading edge effective and efficient data analysis techniques in a collaborative manner, ii) help setup an systems, data and reporting/analysis environment that can support the BizEx/ZBB teams to drive costs down in their respective areas, and iii) lead execution of analytics projects that are pilots initially and subsequently become high value projects for Finance and Verizon.

You would need to be highly motivated, driven-to-succeed, collaborative team player, a dedicated hard-worker and an independent critical/analytical thinker. You would have a strong desire to make this transformation initiative a success; with a passion for bringing effectiveness and relevance to data assets and analytics tools and convert them to be used as a competitive advantage by the Business. Given the need to work with several cross functional IT and cross-Business teams, high emotional intelligence would help drive the successful building of these capabilities. This is a high visibility role working with several senior leaders, and success in this role will provide opportunities across the VZ enterprise.

This role will play a key role in all the systems, data and analytics aspects in this Business initiative. You will help to envision, communicate, and facilitate deployment and execution of data and analytics work related to this Business Excellence initiative. You will collaborate with multiple Business and Finance teams across VZ.

  • This individual contributor will play the role of a senior data, systems and analysis subject matter expert (SME) in the Business Excellence/ZBBteam
  • You will be a senior independent team member who can drive thinking and discussions among senior leaders and multiple stakeholders across the Business and Finance
  • You should be able to independently produce content needed for design, analysis and deployment of solutions delivery (in data and analytics) with minimal supervision
  • Review and analyze the gathered information on ongoing processes and projects and their financial implications, across various Business teams in VZ involved in BizEx/ZBB
  • Collaborate to build related content and assist with presenting to program leadership on how data and analytics can support BizEx/ZBB in Verizon
  • Develop strong relationships with business partners and build leadership support to transform the role of data and analytics in BizEx/ZBB related decision making
  • Build strong cross-functional relationships and get recognized as a data and analytics subject matter expert among other teams like VLSS, BT, etc
  • Help with conducting needs assessment and requirements gathering to design and assist in deploying data analytics solutions for BizEx/ZBB
  • Continually broaden and strengthen knowledge of analytical methods, vendors and tools
  • Participate in knowledge/best practice sharing opportunities and POCs using new and upcoming tools in Data & Analytics space like BIRST, Kyvos, Quill, SEAL, etc
  • Help foster a continuous test and learn culture and process - i.e. rapid cycle learning
  • Hands on active execution of analytical projects delivering improvements in decision-making and business strategies via advanced analytics
  • Assess and present Finance/Business Excellence related analytics project benefits assumptions & projections and how they tie to the strategic direction
  • Work in close collaboration with other analytics practitioners to leverage expertise in data management, BI, analytics, advanced modeling, scoring etc
  • Participate in the design, implementation and interpretation of advanced analytics concepts and projects related to Big Data, AI, ML/DL and RPA
  • Prepare presentations and documentations of complex statistical concepts and research results to be shared with non-statistical audience and senior stakeholders
  • Provide guidance to other BU/Function Analytics teams on process improvements; perform peer reviews of other Analytics projects led by these teams

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Financial Economics/Econometrics, Computer Science, or Operations Research; or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Three or more years of experience developing and implementing analytical solutions to complex business problems/opportunities.

  • Three or more years of data management, pattern recognition and visualization experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Advanced degree.

  • Three or more years of data management, pattern recognition and visualization expertise used to realize tangible and incremental financial gains and deploy strategic capabilities.

  • Three or more years of experience working in the Consumer/Retail space within the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Technology or other related mass market industries preferred, or similar work in other industries.

  • Hands on usage of SAS, SPSS or comparable tool required; ability to use/program in SQL, NoSQL, VBA, MATLAB, JAVA, Python, R or other related tools.

  • Good experience with Hadoop framework and visualization tools like Tableau, Qlikview, Oracle suite.

  • Broad and deep knowledge of optimization, simulation, classification, regression, decision trees, neural networks, cluster analysis, mixed models and forecasting models.

  • Knowledge of different Business and IT groups within Verizon.

  • An executive presence to present to senior leaders.

  • Can operate in an independent manner with minimal guidance.

  • Good organizational and problem solving skills – ability to organize, plan and develop solutions to complex issues.

  • Capability of multitasking and delivering on quick turnaround times.

  • Ability to be an independent thinker who takes the initiative often to take on responsibilities and challenges.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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