What you'll be doing...
Verizon is looking for a senior level product manager to help define and build its product strategy around 5G and edge compute. 5G will usher in the 4th industrial revolution where companies, big and small, will re-define the way they work through automation and real-time insights into their business processes. The massive bandwidth, device density, ultra-low latency, and battery efficiency of 5G coupled with Edge Compute will empower people, devices, and systems to interact efficiently and safely in a highly automated environment.
In this position, the senior product manager will define the vertical solutions for our retail industry portfolio, leveraging Verizon's network and edge computing technologies. If you're excited by 5G, want to help lead from the innovative edge, and have a deep mastery of product management, then join us in making Verizon the most successful edge provider on the planet!
As a senior product manager, you will have responsibility for our retail vertical products within the IoT Organization supporting the Verizon business units. This responsibility will include strategy and end-to-end product lifecycle management that includes Platforms, Hardware, Value Added Services & Partnerships in support of retail solutions.
Manage a portfolio developing innovative solutions and managing product life cycles end-to-end, including market opportunity assessment, competitive analysis, product strategy, business case, capability roadmap, customer experience, operational excellence, and sales enablement & support
Align across partner products to produce value added solutions in 5G, Security & Managed Services
Develop execution plan of approved strategy projects for our retail vertical focused on leveraging our Private 5G/LTE, Public-Private MEC & Developer Ecosystems (APIs & Digital)
Identify and develop strategic partnerships & new channel opportunities
Lifecycle management strategy for converting existing base & develop and execute strategy to grow additional IoT revenues
Define and drive the strategic direction and competitive positioning of the products across multiple sales channels and customer segments
Prioritize initiatives and allocate investment of capital and expenses to maximize impact
Drive product development initiatives to launch on-time and within budget
Establish and execute go-to-market plans and drive post-launch activity to ensure revenue forecasts are achieved
Grow solutions revenue and profitability to positively impact shareholder value
Track and analyse key performance metrics on monthly basis and forecast product revenues
Ensure winning customer value propositions and exceptional customer experiences end-to-end
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:
Deep understanding of the competitive marketplace for cloud service providers
Experience deploying products in solutions in cloud environments servicing the retail industry
Understanding of device clients, platform capabilities and APIs
Proven track record of launching business products/capabilities in a fast-paced environment
Proven ability to drive, lead and influence cross-functional teams
Strong strategic perspective and customer focus
Experience managing across multiple technology partners
Knowledge of retail vertical drivers, opportunity, and trends (e.g. - inventory management, shopper engagement, asset protection, etc.)
Knowledge of Brands and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
Understanding of and relationships with leading OEM's, VAR's, and systems integrators within retail industry
Product experience with retail personalization and omni channel-shopper
Knowledge of Open Retail Initiatives (e.g. - Retail Next, etc.)
Data generation layer (e.g. - video analytics, POS, shopper track, RFID)
Experience within integrating with retail vertical system integrator (e.g. SAP, JDA, Manhattan Associates)
Experience with AI and its application to retail practices
Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
Outstanding financial acumen, with a balanced blend of business and technical savvy
Excellent communication and presentations skills with demonstrated experience communicating to senior leadership stakeholders
B.S. with advanced degree preferred, or equivalent industry experience a combination of engineering/technical and MBA education highly desired
A minimum of 7+ years of product management experience delivering to Enterprise clients
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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