What you’ll be doing...

This position supports the VP of Business Transformation and will have a front-row seat to the strategy of the Business organization. This role will work with executive leadership, staff, and key stakeholders on behalf of the VP and will provide executive-level support, planning, and directing of projects and operations to ensure the strategic business plans are successfully executed for the Business organization. The position will serve to develop the short to medium term strategy of the business organization, including supporting implementation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of strategic framework and facilitate development of key components, including vision, key milestones, competitive analyses, and identification of business model alternatives leading to a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Collaborate with business line management across regional and functional areas
  • Specific projects will vary greatly in sponsor, business, or strategic focus, depth, and stakeholder served, ranging from broad coordination efforts across multiple regions or functional areas to focused special assignments for senior management that is of particular high strategic importance to Verizon
  • Identify, prioritize, structure, and lead multiple projects or major project work streams related to Verizon’s corporate strategies, priorities, and special initiatives
  • Manage project teams to structure and solve corporate business problems, collaborating and coordinating with a range of internal stakeholders to make recommendations on a wide range of business issues
  • Maintain business landscape knowledge to provide solid foundational context for critical strategic projects
  • Communicate and generate support for recommendations among business leaders across the organization
  • Prioritize project activities and coordinate resources to achieve project goals
  • Work with limited direction, usually within a complex and often ambiguous environment, to drive rigorous, fact-based recommendations to senior management or other executive, functional, or regional management, while supporting syndication with stakeholders across the organization
  • To the extent possible, develop external benchmarks to help ensure that goals resulting from internal benchmarks are appropriate
  • Facilitate/lead the development of meaningful internal operational benchmarks that can be owned by operational leaders and be used to drive out costs by establishing and pursuing best-in-class performance across the organization

This position requires:

  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Experience with the process to develop a strategy
  • Strong business acumen
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Autonomy in getting things done
  • Effective interaction with senior executives
  • Ability to drive results at all levels, regardless of reporting structures
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Thought leadership, trends assessment, and customer insights

What we’re looking for...

  • Advanced university degree, MBA highly desired; 10+ years’ experience
  • Preferred 3 years in a Tier 1 management consulting firm with experience working with telecom and technology clients
  • Experience in a leadership role responsible for the design, development, and implementation of a strategic plan for an organization, company or business unit
  • Broad business knowledge in telecom and technology space – multi-functional experience a plus (finance, sales, operations, marketing, planning, and strategy)
  • Significant experience with developing, implementing, and tracking metrics, data analysis, and reporting at the organizational level
  • Ability to translate complex ideas and express them in concise, simple to understand ways
  • Comfort in working up and across the organization – working with senior staff members in line and staff organizations
  • Experience creating and presenting presentations to all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to drive cross-functional teams to meet business objectives and influence co-workers while fostering strong working relationships
  • Experience handling extremely confidential information appropriately

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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