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...

Within Verizon’s Corporate Strategy team, the Strategy Development team works with key stakeholders across the organization to develop long-term strategies, drive portfolio evolution and increase shareholder value. Through rigorous analysis and a structured process, we answer critical questions for Verizon’s executive team, Board of Directors and other Verizon stakeholders.

The primary focus of this role will be on strategic analysis for Verizon’s global network supply chain ecosystem (i.e. network equipment, devices, semiconductors, etc.) with the goals of ensuring long term health and sustainability of Verizon’s vendors and fostering innovation.

  • Perform research and analysis to uncover insights for the company and develop critical strategic recommendations
  • Identify potential risks to and opportunities for Verizon
  • Develop perspectives on key industry challenges and potential opportunities through competitive analysis and market research
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to uncover opportunities and develop strategies
  • Craft compelling and cogent presentations to senior leadership at Verizon to articulate findings and strategies

In addition, this role will perform additional strategic/ecosystem analysis on an ad hoc basis and participate in scenario planning and “war gaming” workshops. This role will have significant exposure to new markets and technologies (i.e. 5G, Open RAN, MEC, IoT, etc.).

What we’re looking for...

You will be a catalyst for change and thus must be comfortable with ambiguity, leading across multiple teams and working with all levels of the organization to get results. You ask thought-provoking questions based on your understanding of the business, market and macro-environment. You are a self-starter, creative and innovative thinker with strong attention to detail, and an ability to connect the dots and influence others. Talking to people comes very naturally to you and you have an ability to communicate and present complex information (including quantitative and/or financial) succinctly, and in a way that people understand – whether verbal or written. You have a passion for arriving at the answer through independent research, financial analysis, competitive benchmarking and data manipulation; always fact-based in forming hypotheses.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in quantitative fields such as corporate strategy, corporate development, strategy consulting, investment banking or buy-side investment management.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • MBA or equivalent degree from a Top Tier program.
  • Management consulting, investment banking, internal strategy experience and/or previous technology or telecom experience.
  • Demonstrated experience solving complex, ambiguous, and analytically challenging problems.
  • Experience manipulating and deriving insights from big data sets using visualization tools such as Excel, Power BI, Tableau, Alteryx and/or QlikView.
  • An ability to synthesize information, frame issues strategically, and present findings & insights.
  • An understanding of new technologies that disrupt existing industries and create new ones.
  • Strong research, quantitative analysis and financial/statistical modelling skills.
  • Knowledge of global telecom issues: technologies, value chain, supply chain, ecosystems, players, industry dynamics, geopolitics.
  • Understanding of telecom and media landscape, the players, key trends, etc.
  • Excellent quantitative analysis and financial modeling skills
  • Comfort with financial accounting / corporate finance, having the ability to drive significant insights from financial statements
  • Robust communication skills (presentation, written and verbal)
  • Comfortability working in ambiguous environments

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).