What you’ll be doing...

The Director of Supply Chain Strategy and Transformation is a unique opportunity to have a significant impact on a Verizon’s supply chain organization, on its journey to a world class supply chain function. This will put you in a unique and attractive position to help shape and define the digital transformation journey Verizon’s supply chain is headed. In this role, you will be working with senior management of cross functional supply chain/core technology/business teams at Verizon and help define supply chain’s future roadmap. If you are seeking an opportunity with business experience of synthesizing digital strategies and successfully executing them, looking for creative avenues to influence a leading supply chain organizations future, you will find this role highly rewarding and exciting.

You will be managing a team of individuals at managerial levels and will be primarily responsible for the following:

  • Develop a 3-5 year rolling strategic roadmap/plan that accounts for cost benefits, ecosystem evolution and new initiatives. You and your team will provide strategic vision and leadership to support the creation and evolution of transformation initiatives and technologies that drive next supply chain. Your team will be the primary interface for strategic planning and other transformation functions within the company. Specifically, this involves:
  1. Analyzing and evaluating emerging and future supply chain trends and proactively drive Verizon’s strategies and solutions; Influencing appropriate leaders to buy-in on strategy and drive the execution through transformation function
  2. Collecting and distributing competitive insights on latest in supply chain trends, news highlighting impact to Verizon
  3. Identifying technologies that would drive transformation of supply chain and drive efficiencies. Requires business case analysis, operational understanding of the business and detailed market trend analysis
  4. Assessing existing processes to understand shortcomings and recommending and implementing process changes that will drive step-function change
  • Identify innovative supply chain startups and companies for Verizon to pursue based on identified strategies
  • Drive annual goal planning and assimilate/track annual targets on a regular basis
  • Participate actively and provide feedback during the ideation phases for transformative projects; Drive proof of concepts and pilots where appropriate and possible; Create and define innovative concepts and assist in driving these concepts into commercialization
  • Manage and drive transformation initiatives through systematic governance and councils
  • Drive the definition and development of strategic digital tools, partnering with Systems and IT
  • Evangelize the identified strategy across different levels and facilitate, coordinate and promote strategic discussions with multiple external organizations including vendors, technology and business partners to understand key industry trends and to communicate key strategic directions in a timely manner
  • Assist and drive senior management presentations/planning meetings based on defined strategies and evolving trends

What we’re looking for...

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Advanced university degree, MS/MBA with engineering/technology background highly preferred; Operations/Supply Chain focus would be a plus
  • 10+ years of experience in technology industry with in-depth knowledge of supply chain functions is required, 15+ years preferred; Strategy Consulting experience Business Transformation/Strategy a big plus
  • Experience in a leadership role responsible for the design, development, and implementation of a strategic plan for an organization, company or business unit
  • Past success in establishing a clear focus, vision and direction of complex, large-scale commercial supply chain projects
  • Significant experience with developing, implementing, and tracking metrics, data analysis, and reporting at the organizational level
  • Ability to translate complex ideas and express them in concise, simple to understand ways
  • Comfort in working up and across the organization – working with senior staff members in line and staff organizations
  • Experience creating and presenting presentations to all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to drive cross-functional teams to meet business objectives and influence co-workers while fostering strong working relationships
  • Proficiency in MS Office including MS Project, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to manage highly skilled teams is required, in order to undertake multiple initiatives simultaneously

This position requires:

  • Deep experience with the process to develop a strategy
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Autonomy in getting things done
  • Effective interaction and ability to influence senior executives
  • Ability to drive results at very senior levels, regardless of reporting structures
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Thought leadership, trends assessment, and customer insights

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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