Profitability Program Manager ( 579527-1D )
When you join Verizon
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What you’ll be doing...
This role supports Verizon Connect. Guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimizing and revolutionizing the way people, vehicles and things move through the world.
As a Profitability Program manager, you will play a pivotal role in the growth and success of Business Operations at Verizon Connect by ensuring strategic initiatives and high priority projects are aligned and delivered across multiple operational functions. You will have experience managing large, cross-functional support initiatives, with an emphasis on profitability and corporate finance.
You will be a creative problem solver and data-driven thinker with a positive attitude. You are energized by working in a highly ambiguous environment, and are able to simplify complex problems into essential questions which move the business forward. The role works across multiple groups including Marketing, Sales, Product R&D, Finance, Operations and Customer Success, and you will take ambiguous strategic operational forecasts and build a strategic plan to achieve Verizon Connect’s goals as defined by the 5-year plan.
This is a new role that directly supports the Business Operations Director to drive clarity, alignment and multi-year action plans across Verizon Connect. The ideal candidate has a great aptitude for data discovery and understanding business economics, strong project management experience and a good understanding of Verizon Connect strategy. The role will
Collate all financial elements of profitability - current status and future targets - and create a cross-functional program to align actions and owners to future targets
Unpack broad, cross-functional initiatives into specific work streams, help teams define the scope, deliverables, and schedules, and drive accountability and results across multiple teams and various stakeholders to success
Tool management - ensuring all teams are aligned on any new tools supporting cross-functional strategic programs e.g. Portfolio Management, Capital Investment, OKR alignment - business requirements, roll-out and data integrations
Acts independently and as a top-level contributor in resolving program strategy, scope, and direction, particularly in the area of finance.
Communicates project status updates and needs to senior leadership; prepares, reports, and manages against targets/goals including scope, schedule, metrics, and revenue, expenses and capital.
Influence diverse functional business stakeholders in a matrix organizational structure
Promote transparency and visibility to work, risks, and opportunities.
Build strong, open, and collaborative working relationships among leadership, peers, and support teams within and outside the organization.
This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager. The location may be flexible to any valid US Verizon office.
What we’re looking for...
You'll need to have:
- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics or Business or four or more years of work experience.
- Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Experience with operational functions within an organization (sales, marketing, supply chain, product, finance, etc.) including metrics to drive their success.
Five or more years of project management background: planning, prioritization, project communication, issue resolution, change management, and risk management.
Three or more years of experience managing large, cross-functional support initiatives, with an emphasis on corporate finance and profitability.
Significant experience with FP&A, developing future plans for financial success; highly comfortable with P&L analysis and Balance Sheet analysis.
Experience with corporate level investment portfolio management aligned to a strategic plan.
Willingness to travel.
Even better if you have:
Project Management Professional certification
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and determine priorities.
Proven, strong team player - able to work strategically and in a hands-on fashion.
Ability to work in an ambiguous, matrixed environment, where decisions happen fast, you learn by doing and adapt as needed.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to navigate strong and productive relationships quickly with a diverse group of people and communication styles.
Strong analytical skills, particularly in breaking down complex and ambiguous problems
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