What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is building the most powerful 5G network which will usher in new experiences. Verizon continues to launch 5G service in Sport venues across the country. As a Senior Program Manager, you will focus on managing our Sports-Partnership Programs and their multiple work streams. The Senior Program Manager will work with cross-functional teams, leagues and their teams, towards a common goal on product and technology, leveraging 5G and other technologies to build new experiences tied to sports.

As the Senior Program Manager, you will be responsible for driving and managing all phases of Sports-Partnership engagements, including working with various work stream project managers, both internally and externally, to ensure the overall success of each Sports initiative.

  • Working with cross-functional teams such as Network, Business/Consumer Product, Sponsorship, Marketing, IT, and many others to ensure the development and implementation of products for new Sports experiences.
  • Performing extensive research on what other global major players are working on from a sports innovation perspective. These players could be sports teams, wireless services providers or technology providers.
  • Identifying technology/product from a global level that could possibly enhance customer/fan experience and work with various internal and external stakeholders to have that product deployed.
  • Leading and driving discussions/participation to achieve consensus among cross-functional teams.
  • Communicating progress of each program to all Stakeholders, manage risk contingencies and expectations.
  • Developing program roadmaps.
  • Creating and managing program artifacts while keeping them updated
  • Managing multiple cross-functional initiatives leveraging different products, services, and technologies.
  • Tracking of venue initiatives, setting the right priorities, and identifying opportunities to use solutions horizontally across multiple sports.
  • Engaging with Senior Leadership within Verizon and outside companies through forums that educate and influence the direction in our venues.
  • Managing innovation budgets tied to sports.

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.
  • Two or more years of experience as a Senior Program Manager/Project Manager, RTE or Scrum Master.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Product Development/Product Management/Product Ownership experience.
  • Experience creating and executing against a planned roadmap.
  • Experience working with external companies and multiple internal stakeholders.
  • Experience delivering projects using Agile methodology.
  • Experience working with technical teams.
  • Technical knowledge of products, and up-to-date on industry standards and best practices.
  • Experience working in Mobile-App development space.
  • Program Management with large cross-functional technology projects.
  • Knowledge of AR/VR, Digital Media Production.
  • Knowledge of 5G, SDN/NFV, and WiFi technology.
  • Strong experience with Google Suite, Atlassian Tools including Jira, Confluence
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • Prior experience with Network projects transforming network technology.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving abilities, and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work with a strong sense of urgency, proactive and flexible, strategic thinking, and self-motivated.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in diverse teams.
  • Ability to learn quickly and act with agility in a fast-paced working environment.
  • PMP, CSM, SAFe®
  • Willingness to travel.

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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