What you’ll be doing...

Responsible for managing all aspects of a program(s) to drive cost elimination across the corporation. The individual will work with the Finance organization to establish financial goals and Senior Executives across the corporation to develop the program(s) and metrics for success. The individual will manage cross-functional teams across the corporation in idea generation, design thinking, program development, executive alignment, and program execution. The individual will work closely with the team to ensure the program status is tracked, monitored and reported in accordance with the program plan. The Manager - Program/Project Management will demonstrate broad knowledge of the various Verizon business units. The Manager must possess program/project management skills, presentation preparation skills, executive communication skills, strategic thinking ability and must be able to quickly identify and communicate potential program concerns. The ideal candidate will have experience in Change Management and will be able to provide strategic direction for identifying, assessing, planning and directing organizational change.

  • Establishes relationships with project managers and representatives from Employee Communications, HR, Business Transformation, Finance, Network, Supply Chain, IT, Legal and other organizations and drives change required for the ZBB Program’s success.
  • Plans and develops methods and procedures for implementing programs, coordinates program activities, radically collaborates across the organization, and exercises indirect management over those responsible for specific functions or phases of program.
  • Handles executive reporting and presentation materials, including creation and maintenance of an executive dashboard to reflect project performance. Develops succinct storytelling and professional graphics to present executive-level strategic business initiatives.
  • Works through extensive, iterative processes to execute final deliverables from start to finish.
  • Develops and manages executive level timelines/critical path milestones to support day to day executive management and executive level reviews. Incorporates regular feedback into future deliverables.
  • Communicates project status to project stakeholders through development of weekly and monthly status reports. Rigorously maintains key program issues, clearly articulating impacts, next steps and owners. Responsible for identifying and resolving cross-functional issues that may impact deliverables and savings.
  • Creates reports and records of activities to communicate progress accomplishments toward specified program objectives and/or modifications or changes to the approach. Tracks and manage program risks and issues. Escalates project issues that cannot be resolved.
  • Asserts oneself in gathering information to share with Business Leaders about project/program health, metrics and status.
  • Develops understanding of the business functions and issues as they relate to the success of the program.
  • Conducts project retrospectives, compiles lessons learned and integrates into processes and templates.
  • Has a high level of initiative and independent decision-making ability.
  • Leverages negotiation skills to ensure all various needs and commitments are satisfied

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Project/Project Management experience.

Even better if you have:

  • An MBA or comparable degree in Organization Development.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office suite and GSuite.
  • Exceptional organization and time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple initiatives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Solid track record of exceeding targeted results.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems effectively.
  • Strong ability to quickly create and modify complex presentation materials for executive review.
  • Ability to establish plans, monitor and report on program/project status.
  • Ability to clearly and regularly communicate status, issues, and risks to stakeholders.
  • Solid ability to identify, develop and quantify any required corrective action plans.
  • Ability to work accurately under time pressures; ability to work independently in an environment with frequently changing business needs.
  • Considerable judgment in developing methods, techniques & evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Ability to translate complex ideas and express them in concise, simple-to-understand ways.
  • Comfort in working up and across the organization – working with executive staff within and across the organization.
  • Experience handling extremely confidential information appropriately.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification.
  • Five or more years of Program/Project Management with a focus on large-scale programs.
  • Experience in creating and driving programs of change.
  • Experience in project management tools and other applications such as Adobe Creative Suite and Google Apps.

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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