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What you’ll be doing...

As a Product Segment Enablement Manager, your goal is to help reshape our product portfolio for small, medium, and mid-sized businesses. You will conduct research, understand customer needs, and define customer and product requirements. And you will build financial models, business cases based on opportunity size, and a robust roadmap. Overall, you are a visionary but you also know what makes business sense and how to get it done. A successful new segment fit solution can literally redefine the course of a business and this knowledge inspires you. You motivate others to do their best work. When making decisions, you expertly balance the needs of all parties.Finally you will deliver successful new products and “segment fit” existing products.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver new products and “segment fit” existing products that meet/exceed the needs of small, medium, and mid-sized businesses and help the SMB product organization achieve associated targets. Products may include but not be limited to: fixed wireless access, strategic network, software-defined network , advanced communications, security, technical support and other value-added services.
  • Deliver a clear strategic vision and roadmap. Have multiple horizons as a Segment Leader to win now, but also have the right approach to win tomorrow and in the future.
  • Perform an objective financial analysis of a potential market opportunity to provide a basis for investment. Articulate what you learned from research to inform a recommendation and quantify the risk, including a financial model.
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators to determine how well the product is performing in the market, how it impacts the company operations, and ultimately, how it contributes to profit.
  • Determine which channels best align with the markets' buying preferences.
  • Map needs with target markets and analyze the market segments to actively pursue.
  • Ensure that the targeted segments are large enough to support the current and future business of our portfolio of products.
  • Describe the product by its ability to solve market problems. Create internal positioning documents that will be used to develop external messages focused on each key buyer or persona.
  • Research and document the buying process that the target personas use to select a product. Understand the barriers that buyers encounter during their selection process.
  • Articulate and prioritize personas and their problems so that the appropriate products can be built.
  • Illustrate market problems in a "story" that puts the problem in context. User stories are one component of requirements.
  • Manage proactive communications with relevant stakeholders from strategy through execution.
  • Identify competitive and alternative offerings in the market. Assess their strengths and weaknesses. Develop a strategy for winning against the competition.

Where you'll be working...

This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

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.
  • Willingness to travel up to approximately 25% of the time.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • MBA or Master’s degree.
  • Experience in Sales, Solution Sales, Sales Enablement, Product Management or Solution Architecture experience.
  • Knowledge Agile and/or Lean experience and/or certification.
  • Critical Thinking and Design Thinking experience and/or certification
  • Strategic thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal skills.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

NYC candidates: Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for onsite and hybrid NYC roles. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons). Additional information will be provided during the hiring process.

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