What you’ll be doing...

You’ll be front and center, hands-on and contributing your creative energy, and the skills and experiences you’ve gained in your MBA program to high-impact projects from the moment you arrive through the course of this 10-week experience. You will take part in meaningful work and real-life projects in our Verizon Smart Communities organization that will help you grow both professionally and personally throughout the program. You'll learn from the best minds in the industry and improve your product marketing knowledge in an environment that’s dedicated to industry superiority.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work in the Smart Communities team. The Smart Communities team at Verizon helps public-and private-sector planners increase economic development, drive engagement and promote sustainability with our suite of smart city solutions. Our portfolio of offerings includes people-first solutions to parking, traffic, lighting, and public safety.

Opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Evaluate new product lines or emerging technologies including: conducting deep competitive analysis of proposed product ideas, evaluating emerging threats, opportunities, niche players and competitors, assessing sales and customer interest, and building business models.
  • Support product owners and sales leaders in marketing existing products including: evaluating customer feedback, sales results, competitors, and marketing strategies, securing support from leadership, and preparing executive-level presentations.
  • Analyze Smart City Platform market - key players, key technologies and use cases, and driving factors.
  • Explore Smart City Developer ecosystem - what developers exist, what are key use cases, and who engages the developers.
  • Identify trends around data exchange - consider various initiatives driving data standardization in the industry.
  • Explore and identify Data and API monetization possibilities in the smart cities space.
  • Develop customer journey maps and define the customer experience through creation of product requirements.
  • Manage your projects while constantly being challenged to generate smart approaches.
  • Market your skills at the executive level within a world-class technology company.
  • Present and have exposure to senior leadership.

What we’re looking for...

You’re an experienced individual who’s passionate about understanding the customer challenges, identifying market opportunities, and using technology to improve life in cities and neighborhoods. As a motivated self-starter, you’re never satisfied with the status quo. You’re always trying to beat a personal best. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where new challenges come up every day. You are flexible, dependable and work well in varying environments. Learning quickly is personally rewarding and inspires you to take smart risks.

You’ll need to have:

  • Current enrollment as a MBA degree student majoring in Marketing, Market Research, Business or Data Analytics, Product Management, or a related field, with an expected completion date between December 2019 and June 2020.
  • Four or more years of work experience within Marketing, Product Development, Product Management, Business or Data Analytics, or a related field.

Even better if you have:

  • Experience with cloud software products, SaaS solutions, or big data projects.
  • Demonstrated independent thinking, relationship management and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a fast-moving, team environment.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, communication, leadership and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following areas: Competitive analysis, customer requirements, and product management – pricing, positioning, requirements, distribution, marketing & launch, market research.
  • Knowledge of either smart cities or enterprise or telecom products & market.
  • High proficiency in MS Office Suite of Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong technical knowledge.

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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