Verizon Wireless Program Manager - Strategic Initiatives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

What you’ll be doing...

Reporting to the Director of Consumer Insights, the Project/Program Manager will act as Chief of Staff of Consumer Marketing and will develop, lead, and implement a broad range of marketing priorities. The selected candidate will play a key role in navigating complex business and management challenges, collaborating across a variety of business partners.

A primary responsibility of this manager is to coordinate and manage resources and balance the work load by prioritizing programs based on committed target launch dates and strategic importance. This manager will provide executive clear line of sight of status, roadblocks, and escalations required for each program to make sure issues are addressed in a timely manner. In addition, this manager will establish and manage the organization budget. In this capacity the Manager will be responsible to closely collaborate with the CMO, Finance and research team. Monthly reporting and tracking will be part of the normal cadence. The role will monitor spend activity, provide overall governance on spend, process invoices as necessary and provide guidance to market leads, while ensuring contractual obligations meet budget guidelines. The manager will also develop policies and procedures that improve processes and/or efficiencies.

The manager is responsible for leading a wide variety of functions including strategic planning, operations, project management, administration, and executive support. You will be able to lead meetings with senior staff, track action items, and push deliverables to completion. The manager will also lead executive support efforts such presentation readiness, operations review cadence, and lead charge on required materials for senior level sessions.

  • An experienced, high energy, high capacity, and achievement oriented leader who possesses the confidence and composure required to influence senior leaders and effectively communicate across a diverse set of constituents.

  • A passion for business, a strong sense of initiative, and a true 24/7 mentality.

  • Proven experience providing executive project management support that involves driving solutions and ensuring priorities are met.

  • Tenacious adherence to deadlines, with a strong sense of urgency, ability to define priorities, and unfailing attention to detail.

  • Must be able to work on projects simultaneously, change tasks quickly and see projects to the end.

  • Emotional intelligence, flexible work style, excellent diplomatic skills across all levels of the organization with the ability to lead others to achieve a common objective.

  • Ability to work independently and as an integral part of a matrix team.

  • Candidate is expected to travel between Basking Ridge, and NYC offices as needed.

  • Travel is expected 10%.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, finance, or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Five or more years of experience in marketing or finance.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office.

  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation.

  • Ability to adapt to changing job requirements.

  • Ability to work autonomously and be a natural self-motivator.

  • Experience working alongside senior leaders.

  • Ability to be a detail-oriented self-starter with excellent follow through with comfort working independently and communicating proactively with a wide range of stakeholders at various levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete time-sensitive tasks, adapt quickly to last-minute changes and manage multiple projects at once.

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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