What you’ll be doing...

At Verizon, you can work for a company that tackles the world’s toughest challenges. We’re creating solutions that help businesses optimize their operations, families connect from anywhere, and whole communities leave smaller, greener footprints. It takes vision. It takes focus. That’s why we’re bringing together the brightest minds and latest technologies – to push boundaries, drive real change, and create a brighter future for all. This is the kind of work we do. And you can be part of it.

We are currently hiring for a Project Manager with Business analyst skills to join our Professional Services team in Reading.

As a Project Manager delivering client projects you will:

  • Work with the biggest UK and EMEA based clients, taking ownership of delivering best-in class security solutions.
  • Accountable for the overall success of each assigned project and/or program including fulfillment of the client business and technical requirements and adherence to the approved project scope, schedule and budget.
  • Lead projects through their full lifecycle, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing.
  • Support multiple projects concurrently.
  • Take direct ownership of project resourcing including the maintenance of accurate forecasting and time recording.
  • Manage project financial performance including customer billing.

As a Project Manager supporting the PS practices you will:

  • Working with the PS practice lead to provide effective leadership for the initiatives under analysis and execution.
  • Work stream development, including Financial Analysis, KPI development and Forecasting of Financial impacts of the proposed work streams.
  • Provide proactive and engaged support on key projects designed to increase revenue, reduce expenses, enhance business efficiency, and improve customer experience.
  • Act as an effective change agent utilizing proper stakeholder analysis and change management techniques.
  • Working with the PS practice lead to provide effective leadership for the initiatives under analysis and execution.
  • Analyze various drivers impacting key metrics and outcomes and provide a fact-based recommendation to the stakeholders.
  • Be a liaison between PS practices on projects that have a multi-organization or business unit scope.
  • Facilitate team meetings and cross-functional workshops.
  • Conduct analyses needed to prove or disprove the hypotheses driving the project execution.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Client facing experience working within a Professional Services or Service Provider type organization.
  • A good knowledge of professional services operating model generally.
  • Five or more years of recent project management experience, with a consistent job function supporting this as a primary responsibility.
  • Knowledge and usage of project management processes and principles, including experience in deliverables associated with these practices.
  • Experience managing remote and matrix managed resources across multiple business and technical silos.
  • Experience managing complex projects.
  • A methodical and detailed oriented approach to delivery.
  • Experience working in challenging, dynamic and fast paced environments.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or PRINCE2 certification.
  • ITIL V3 Foundation certification.
  • Experience in financial modeling.
  • Experience in the development and measurements of KPI’s.
  • Ability to drive results at all levels, regardless of reporting structures.
  • Proven record for managing multiple simultaneous projects on time and budget.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills, including ability to create presentations using MS Power Point and experience presenting to all levels of an organization.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including ability to conduct outside/inside research, analyze data, and use MS Excel effectively to develop models and drive analyses.
  • A focus on strategy, operational processes, and customer experience.
  • Proven record of performance and trusted professional credibility.

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.