Verizon Partnerships Lead - 5G Innovation Ecosystem in New York, New York

What you’ll be doing...

As a member of the Open Innovation team, you’ll be focused on building and managing programs that accelerate Verizon’s 5G Ecosystem. Verizon is leading the industry in developing capabilities with 5G that will unlock new opportunities and experiences for consumers and enterprises. In this role, you’ll be steering our externally facing programs with startups, universities, and partners through programming across our innovation labs, co-working spaces, and communities across multiple cities while feeding insights and partner opportunities back to the business.

Activities will include:

  • Understanding the technology and future capabilities to communicate to partners.

  • Working with the business to understand strategic industries and use cases.

  • Developing strategic sourcing goals based on industry white spaces.

  • Building a portfolio of partners that will run multi-city events and programming.

  • Participating in internal concepting and ideation.

  • Sourcing innovative new partners for our 5G trials through these programs.

  • Running challenges, incubation, and accelerator programs with select partners.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • An MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship or technology.

  • 5+ years of experience within the startup community.

  • Proven track record of creating tangible outcomes through ecosystem programs with the startup and/or university community.

  • Existing relationships and ties to the technology and startup community across cities.

  • The ability to find win-win scenarios with new partners and execute them.

  • Run and managed innovation programs and outreach for a technology company.

  • Run innovation challenges or accelerator programs that resulted in tangible outcomes.

  • An understanding of emerging technology.

  • An ability to create new authentic relationships and sustain them.

  • A desire to change the world for the better through technology.

  • Passion for what’s next but pragmatism about what’s possible.

  • A get it done, hustle mentality.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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