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Verizon Communications Inc

Manager of Strategy, Public Sector ( 586844-1A )





Washington, Washington DC, 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 across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition 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...

As an industry leader, Verizon is in the center of the ecosystem architecture for transforming the way government and education agencies deliver public services, national security, and lifelong learning through innovations in 5G, Edge Compute, and an array of technology enablement. We have a unique ability to develop next generation platforms, influence technology adoption, forge durable business partnerships, and define the playing field for the next wave of technology innovation. Within these evolving ecosystems, Verizon is uniquely positioned to capture new growth and value opportunities.

The Manager of Strategy of Public Sector, with a focus on the Federal Government and Public Healthcare across all levels of government, will serve as internal consultant/advisor to the business unit and functional group leadership on a range of projects from definition and articulation of business strategy to design and execution of new growth opportunities. Within the Verizon Business Group Strategy team, you will role-model the new Verizon 2.0 way of working that builds on customer centricity, collaboration and innovation to drive positive change.

  • Empower decision-making and execution of strategic initiatives, working alongside leaders across the entire company to ensure effective communication, governance and change management.
  • Lead a portfolio of cross-functional projects to develop general management and future leadership capabilities for the company.
  • Drive analysis & solution development of key business challenges to enable new growth and value opportunities across a swiftly dynamic and innovative business environment.
  • Leverage critical thinking & sharp problem-solving skills (e.g., data-backed analysis, data science tools, valuation methods, hypothesis-driven approach, research & strategy frameworks) to support the design & execution of new solutions.
  • Manage the creation of detailed financial models to support overall strategic planning and investment requests.
  • Craft and deliver actionable recommendations to senior leadership through data-driven analysis and visualization for executive decision making.
  • Contribute to a high-performing team of problem solvers from various disciplines who are committed to driving profitable growth & innovation across the company.
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders and business leaders on cross-functional growth initiatives, designing blueprints for new ways of working, and developing technology-focused customer growth models.

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

This role can be located in other valid Verizon locations.

What we’re looking for...

You are outcomes-driven, smart, hard-working, and a great team player. You thrive on new challenges, and are excited by the prospect of mastering new things. You can be creative and visionary, but are able to roll up your sleeves to structure a project plan, develop a financial model, or craft a presentation. You are comfortable leading and following. You are confident enough to voice well-informed, dissenting opinions, yet always treat others and their views with respect.

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.

Even better if you have:

  • MBA or advanced degree in Economics, or Data Science.
  • Two or more years in a leading management consulting firm or an investment bank.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment, meet deadlines, and simultaneously work on multiple projects.
  • Ability to translate complex ideas and express them in concise, simple to understand ways to senior leadership
  • Knowledge of working with structured, unstructured, and raw data to drive analysis.
  • Experience in a leadership role responsible for the design, development, and implementation of a strategic plan for an organization, company or business unit.
  • Proven ability to manage complex programs and drive cross-functional teams to meet business objectives and influence co-workers while fostering strong working relationships.
  • Comfortable working across all levels of an organization, leveraging organizational, interpersonal, presentation, and time-management skills.
  • Broad financial acumen including knowledge of valuation methodologies and ability to develop financial models.
  • Competitive strategy formulation, scenario planning, forecasting experience
  • Experience working with transportation, logistics or public sector (federal, state, local, and/or education) clients.

If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every “even better” qualification listed above.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).