What you’ll be doing...

Our legacy networks are continuously improving to become even more robust and efficient, and we need your help to manage the transition. We’ll be moving our customers to the best network and service options for them as we retire any outdated equipment. You’ll manage the project from start to finish, ensuring that it runs smoothly and that we deliver the best outcome for our customers. Don’t just watch the digital future unfold—be the engine that drives it, on our Network Transformation Program Management Team.

In this position you will be supporting the Program Management Office (PMO) for the deployment of the 5G technology for Verizon Wireless. The 5G PMO team works closely with key functional areas of the business (Network, IT, Product, Marketing, Finance, Customer Care, PDI, Device marketing and technology, etc.) to oversee the impacts, interdependencies and timelines between functional teams and working to ensure project initiatives meet the goals and objectives set forth by the executive leadership team. The position is highly technical and requires a balance of advanced time management skills, project management technical skills, highly developed analytical skills, proven managerial skills, and teaming / relationship skills.

This group is responsible for delivering the overall 5G program on time and within budget, and you will support individual work streams as assigned. Position focus may include one or more work streams/channels: Network, Finance, Product, Marketing & Sales Ops, IT, Supply Chain, B2B, Self Service, Device Technology, Device Marketing, Finance, Legal, and Customer Care.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with project managers to create and align project plans.
  • Overseeing the plan’s execution and reporting on milestones and deliverables.
  • Identifying, tracking and solving unexpected problems, while minimizing risk.
  • Supporting multiple cross-functional teams charged with implementing project objectives in addition to meeting project deadlines.
  • Evaluating opportunities for 5G synergies using thorough analysis and understanding of key drivers, technology, assumptions, and scenarios.
  • Identifying business/functional gaps, defining process and technical solutions and developing recommendations to senior management prior to implementing plans in coordination with the business owners.
  • Assessing and managing risks and issues. Ensure all risks / issues are brought to resolution in a timely and mutually agreeable manner.
  • Identifying and mitigating conflicts across functional areas.
  • Extracting and applying lessons learned to future 5G initiatives.
  • Scheduling and hosting Pre-Grooming meetings for prioritized user stories and update in JIRA.
  • Attending all Grooming meetings to support timely preparation of user stories for development and deployment.
  • Producing and distributing meeting agendas, presentations, thorough meeting notes and following up on action items to resolution
  • Scheduling and managing Command Center Process for key 5G events.
  • Supporting 5G stakeholders and driving completion of deliverables necessary to meet implementation timelines.

What we’re looking for...

No one runs a project like you do---on your watch, no balls are dropped. You view a problem as a puzzle you’d like to solve. You’re no stranger to tight timelines and competing priorities. And you’re a great communicator, able to translate complex technical specifications into concrete requirements. You know how to engage a team, set clear standards, remove barriers, and resolve issues, and you’re committed to helping everyone on your team do their best work.

You’ll need to have:

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

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Familiarity with Project Management Institute (PMI) process and standards.
  • Experience with MS Project. Even better, Clarity PPM Engines.
  • Familiarity with JIRA
  • Experience in Accounting/Finance, Network, IT, Agile Processes, Product Development, Strategic Planning, or Marketing.
  • Ability to work cross functionally across teams, and influence / manage to drive results.
  • Experience with development and delivery of executive communication via advanced knowledge of G-Suite, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key business drivers, processes and systems.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and effectively under extreme time constraints and deliver results by critical deadlines.
  • Proficiency in engaging and influencing large teams and functional leaders. Comfortable working with all levels in the organization, including VP and Senior VP.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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