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Verizon Communications Inc

Sr. Director, Business Strategy

Business Development



Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We're a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together-lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you're fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you'll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.

At our core, we are dedicated to enriching lives by bridging the gap between individuals and premium wireless experiences that not only meet but exceed expectations in value and quality. We believe that everyone deserves access to seamless, reliable, and affordable wireless solutions that enhance their day-to-day lives, connecting them to what matters most. By joining our team, you'll play a pivotal role in this mission, working towards delivering innovative, customer-focused solutions that open up a world of possibilities. We're not just in the business of technology; we're in the business of connecting people, empowering them to explore, share, and engage with the world around them in ways they never thought possible.

Building on our commitment to connect people with quality experiences that offer the best value in wireless, let's delve deeper into how we strategically position our diverse portfolio to cater to a broad spectrum of needs and preferences. Our portfolio, comprising 11 distinct brands, is meticulously organized into five families, each designed to address specific market segments and distribution channels to maximize reach and impact.

  • Total by Verizon & Verizon Prepaid: At the forefront, we have Total by Verizon and Verizon Prepaid, our flagship brands available at Verizon-owned stores. Verizon Prepaid continues to maintain a robust and loyal consumer base, while Total by Verizon is on a rapid ascent, capturing the hearts of more customers with its compelling offerings.
  • Straight Talk, TracFone, and Walmart Family Mobile: Straight Talk, Tracfone, and Walmart Family Mobile stand as giants in our brand portfolio, boasting significant presence in Walmart. Their extensive reach and solidified position in the market underscore our commitment to accessible, high-quality wireless solutions across diverse retail environments.
  • Visible: Visible, as a standalone brand family, caters to the digitally-savvy, single-line customers who prefer streamlined, online-first interactions. This brand is a testament to our adaptability, embracing the digital evolution of customer engagement.
  • Simple Mobile: Carving out a niche of its own, Simple Mobile shines as the premier choice among authorized resellers. Its consistent recognition as the most carried brand in Wave7 Research's prepaid dealer survey for 36 consecutive quarters speaks volumes about its popularity and reliability.
  • SafeLink: SafeLink remains dedicated to serving customers through government subsidies. With a strategic pivot towards Lifeline in the absence of ACP, SafeLink continues to fulfill its mission of providing essential communication services to those in need.

What you'll be doing...
  • Lead the strategic planning process in the Value org in close partnership with the VP Value FP&A and the VP Consumer Strategy
  • Work with the Value President, the Value L2s (CRO, SVP Operations, CMO, AVP Base Management, VP Transformation & Strategy) to articulate the Strategy and Turnaround story for the Value organization
  • Identify key programs to execute against the strategy and track progress against them
  • Support the 5-year financial plan and identify key levers that drive different scenarios and sensitivities
  • Identify key questions facing the Value business and drive strategic decision making
  • Support capital planning ensuring allocation and investments are consistent with execution of strategy
  • Synthesize and deliver Competitive Intelligence and Market Insights to the business
  • Run analyses to support strategy development and market scenarios
  • Serve as the trusted advisor to leaders across the Value business

You'll need to have:
  • Bachelor's degree or 8 or more years of relevant work experience. (corporate strategy, scenario planning, and/or consulting from a top-tier management consulting or services company)
  • Six or more years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience managing and influencing client relationships at the senior executive level. Ability to present and interact with all levels of management
  • Experience leading teams; a leader with proven managerial abilities; excellent team leadership and interpersonal skills; ability to coach, mentor, and train others
  • Proven track record of building, training, and developing a high-performing team; ability to lead and motivate the organization to achieve tactical and strategic goals in a matrix organization
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to persuasively deliver presentations to senior executives
  • Outstanding cross-functional collaboration skills
  • Must demonstrate strategic thinking, market analysis, and creative thought leadership
  • Excellent critical and analytical skills

Even Better if you have:
  • A degree in Business, Communications or Marketing.
  • Ability to proactively identify key business issues and drivers and develop substantive analysis to support recommendations
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrating initiative, working quickly, and making sound business decisions due to the volume of activity and potential impacts to business
  • Strong organizational, planning and problem-solving skills with the ability to creatively develop solutions to complex issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management.
  • Effective at building strong working relationships at all levels of the organization.

Join the team that connects people with quality experiences that give them the best value in wireless.

In-Office Days: Ability to adhere to a hybrid schedule in office that includes assigned office days (3 days minimum, Tues-Thurs)

Travel: 25%

Where you'll be working

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

Scheduled Weekly Hours

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.

Our benefits are designed to help you move forward in your career, and in areas of your life outside of Verizon. From health and wellness benefits, short term incentives, 401(k) Savings Plan, stock incentive programs, paid time off, parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition assistance, plus other incentives, we've got you covered with our award-winning total rewards package. For part-timers, your coverage will vary as you may be eligible for some of these benefits depending on your individual circumstances.

If you are hired into a California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington work location, the compensation range for this position is between $192,000.00 and $389,000.00 annually based on a full-time schedule. The salary will vary depending on your location and confirmed job-related skills and experience. This is an incentive based position with the potential to earn more. For part time roles, your compensation will be adjusted to reflect your hours.YmJnZW5lcmljLjc2MjE2LjEzMTgzQHZlcml6b253b3JrZGF5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ.gif