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Verizon Communications Inc

Product Innovation Manager ( 575998-1D )

Branch Manager




New York, New York, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

The Product Innovation Manager will be responsible for innovating, and managing the development of early stage enterprise product and service concepts in a broad number of fields including but not limited to Industrial, Manufacturing, Retail, Healthcare, Sports and Gaming. Projects include identifying current market pain points, scouting and identifying new and emerging technologies and partners to enhance Verizon’s product pipeline. There is a significant focus on products and solutions that can uniquely benefit from 5G and Mobile Edge Computing.

You will need to closely work with the internal commercial product owners, customer facing solutions architects as well as strategy and other executive leadership teams to qualify the new solutions and technologies to assess feasibility of implementation for Verizon. The qualification process will include developing a business case, technical deep dive and due diligence, and alignment with, and / or shaping, Verizon corporate priorities. You are expected to work extensively with outside partners to drive quick and efficient prototyping efforts that can lead to rapid go or no go decisions. You should have a love for technology and a good understanding of trends and players in the market. They should already have or quickly gain a thorough understanding of the Verizon business, and be able to quickly establish a POV in regard to Verizon and applicability of a solution and technology. They should be spokesperson and champion for their ideas and work very closely with the adjacent teams to drive the success of their projects and concepts. You should have strong customer first mentality and want to drive the experiences for them. They should be out of the box thinkers and good strategic mindset.

  • Develop a strong startup and new technology network to tap into for emerging solutions and technologies.
  • Work closely with a partner network to ideate and deliver rapid prototypes for consumer validation.
  • Develop commercial models and business case to evaluate opportunities.
  • Perform rapid qualification of solutions and technologies to arrive at go/no go decision for POC testing.
  • Work with cross functional team to handoff for internal development of qualified concepts.
  • Collaborate and partner with cross-functional teams such as engineering, design, finance, user experience, go-to-market and marketing in an agile environment.

What we’re looking for...

You will 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.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics or computer science.
  • Master’s degree in Technology Management or a MBA.
  • Worked at a startup either as a founder or product development leader.
  • Product management & development experience in defining, developing and launching consumer products.
  • Leadership amongst a high performing team of specialists.
  • Ability to develop business cases and commercial models.
  • Experience of technologies in one or more of the targeted fields.
  • Experience in developing product strategy/use cases.
  • Experience in identifying new/existing customer/business requirements/use cases; formulate and implement solutions working with partners for rapid prototyping.
  • Capability to effectively prioritize and vet products and value with internal and external partners.
  • Ability to develop, deliver clear, complete and concise product concepts.
  • Passion for product and a drive for high-quality work, ability to make and keep demanding commitments, and a track-record of excellence in customer satisfaction.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.