What you’ll be doing...

As part of Verizon’s Strategy and New Business Development organization, the Market Research & Planning team supports and informs the development of Verizon’s strategy initiatives through gathering research on and analysis of the market environment, market sizing and competitive landscape. The Market Research & Planning team collaborates with Verizon business unit market research and competitive intelligence groups, as well as external industry analyst firms, to provide market intelligence and a context for strategic planning and decision making throughout the company. The team has responsibility for:

  • Developing strategic insights through the research, assessment and evaluation of key trends in support of corporate strategy development, business planning, partnering and new business development processes.
  • Providing strategic intelligence by analyzing the market landscape across customer, supplier, partner, product, service, process, and technology innovations and trends.
  • Maintaining a database of the size and growth of Verizon’s markets from a top down industry perspective, as well as a bottom up competitor view where possible, to inform a quantitative understanding of the competitive landscape and scale of market opportunities.
  • Synthesizing key insights and trends from the market landscape and sizing inputs into a Situation Analysis (overview of the market environment) which provides a foundation for the company’s integrated strategic and financial plans and is delivered to the Board of Directors and the business groups.
  • Leading Verizon’s strategic research and analysis capabilities through the management of market intelligence resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify major industry trends: competitive movement, technology evolution, evolving consumer and business customer requirements, lifestyle and business trends, innovation, emerging new growth segments and business models, utilizing internal and external research.
  • Analyze and track major trends impacting Verizon’s existing businesses, as well as adjacent industries, and associated industry players and their business models with a focus on wireless, wireline, IoT, video, media and emerging digital and networking technologies.
  • Work closely with the Strategy Development team, the business group strategy and finance teams and Corporate FP&A to update and maintain industry market sizing financial models in support of the annual 5 year integrated business planning process.
  • Track, assess and evaluate financial /operational metrics for key competitors across relevant industry sectors, summarizing findings for use in strategic decision making.
  • Assess and evaluate quantitative and qualitative trends, develop strategic insights, uncover growth opportunities and provide recommendations in support of Verizon’s corporate strategy development, strategic intelligence and Red Teaming processes
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders, including other members of the Strategy and New Business Development team, business groups, and Corporate Finance to support strategy development, business development, and the operation of Verizon’s integrated annual planning process.

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:

  • A Degree.
  • Experience in financial analysis skills including modeling and forecasting.
  • Excellent PowerPoint and long-form writing and editing skills
  • Experience with presenting to high level executives in the company.
  • Experience in consulting, finance, or investment banking.
  • Experience in telecom, technology or media industries
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Ability for highly conceptual and strategic thinking.
  • Strong communications/interpersonal/organizational skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity; collaborative and flexible mindset; ability to work in fluid environment.
  • Ability tounderstandmacroeconomics.
  • Ability to synthesize information quickly and present insights to senior management.
  • Enthusiasm for disruptive technologies and the media space (both new and traditional).
  • Project management skills.
  • MBA or relevant experience preferred.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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