What you’ll be doing...

This role is a high profile position within the Device Marketing organization that is responsible for applying unique sets of variables and use of forecasting models to accurately develop a demand forecast for all device SKUs in the Wireless Business. Forecasting requires the interpretation of current business strategies in a highly dynamic environment. This position will interact heavily with Device Procurement (SCM), Product Management, Pricing, Promotion, Planogram, Finance and multiple OEM’s to maintain sales forecasts with industry-leading accuracy. This role isto influence the prediction of costs, strategy effectiveness, inventory levels and impacts of the broader business. Strong communication and presentation skills are important in this position. The device forecasting manager should also be detail-oriented and able to work independently as well as in a team environment. They pay close attention to market trends and seasonality when developing forecasts.

  • Develop, maintain, utilize, and validate accurate sales forecasts used to calculate purchases of all devices from all vendors.
  • Work with OEM partners / vendors to secure ample inventory that supports strategic efforts.
  • Strategize with Promotions team to choose effective promotions that drives the most sales with the least cost.
  • Work with Supply Chain Management to assist with inventory level optimization, excessive inventory management and product allocations to channels.
  • Work with Finance teams to accurately measure financial impacts of business initiatives.
  • Work with B2B teams, indirect teams, CRM, Web teams and other channels to formulate accurate overall sales forecasts.
  • Support Launch teams to inform of any supply issues that may impact a successful launch.
  • Provide reports to the entire device marketing organization, developing new reports and adding analysis when possible.

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.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing, or equivalent. Retail sales or management experience.
  • Three or more years of job experience in product forecasting with understanding of sophisticated forecasting models.
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to triangulate multiple data points that translates into a quantitative sales forecast.
  • Strong interest in wireless industry news and reports to help formulate context for the forecast.
  • Experience in sales, marketing, supply chain, pricing, and promotions, or a combination thereof.
  • Ability to create executive reporting around status, recommendations and future plans.
  • Extensive device product knowledge.
  • Strong organizational, communication and negotiation skills, in order to lead cross functional teams.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

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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