Corporate Strategic Analysis and Planning Manager

Verizon - Township of Warren, NJ3.9

What you’ll be doing...

The Verizon Corporate Strategy group works with business unit leaders, key stakeholders and external advisors to drive long-term growth and shareholder value. The group analyzes where value gets created across all of Verizon’s different businesses (e.g. Wireless, Wireline, Oath, Telematics, etc.) and generates insights to help inform:

Strategic assessments for optimizing operational and financial performance.
New business and growth opportunities (both organic and inorganic).
Corporate-level resource allocation.
Emerging business models (e.g. 5G).
The group also analyses adjacent industries and companies for potential investments. Additionally, this group’s work feeds directly into key executive and board decisions—and has a high degree of regular visibility into senior executive leaders, including a direct line of communication to the CEO.

In this role you will be a key member of the Strategic Analysis & Planning team within Verizon’s Corporate Strategy group. You will rely on quantitative and financial analyses to determine where value resides in Verizon’s business and develop strategic recommendations based on these findings. Your primary focus will be on telecom and media products and services (mobile, broadband, fiber, video, voice & data and value-added solutions for the B2B and B2C segments). However, you will also have opportunities to work on emerging and adjacent verticals and markets.

Performing quantitative and financial analysis on Verizon’s business units at a granular level to identify key value drivers that influence value creation.
Explaining relative value creation by looking at competitive benchmarks, industry trends and market dynamics.
Collaborating with key stakeholders—business unit executives, Verizon corporate finance and business units’ strategy teams—to uncover business opportunities and formulate strategic recommendations.
Developing insights on industry challenges and new opportunities through competitive analysis and market research.
Crafting compelling and cogent presentations to senior management to articulate findings and strategies.
Participating in scenario planning and “war gaming” workshops.
Conducting big data analysis and visualization.

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 relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:
Bachelor’s degree or four or more years work experience in strategic planning, strategy consulting, investment banking, sell-/buy-side analyst.
Demonstrated excellent research, quantitative analysis and financial & statistical modeling skills.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills (long form writing, PowerPoint presentation and verbal).
Ability to synthesize information, frame issues strategically, and present findings & insights at an executive level to senior management.
Demonstrated understanding of new technology as it comes together to disrupt existing industries and create new ones.
In-depth understanding of telecom and media landscape, the players, key trends, etc.
Demonstrated Intellectual curiosity, proven ability to take initiative, a self-starter, creative and innovative thinker, with a passion for excellence.
Passion for arriving at the answer through a combination of independent research, financial analysis, competitive benchmarking and manipulation of data; always fact-based in forming hypotheses.
Working knowledge of geospatial data analysis and scripting languages (i.e. R, Python, SAS and/or SQL).
Ability to manipulate and derive insights from big data sets using visualization tools such as Power BI, Tableau, Alteryx or QlikView.
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.

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