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verizon Strategy and Innovation Manager, New Business Incubation in New York, New York

When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose 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...

Our 5G Disruption team is part of the New Business Incubation organization within Corporate Strategy, alongside several other nascent new businesses in drones, robotics, and location services. We're seeding a portfolio of net-new enterprise software businesses that push Verizon beyond connectivity to drive new forms of industrial automation and autonomy. And we're seeking entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators, strategists, and all-around creators to join us in our journey.

The New Business Architect is responsible for identifying potential disruptive new businesses powered by 5G and edge computing and leading the exploration, validation, and early commercialization of individual opportunities. The role will require collaborating cross-functionally with other strategists, researchers, product managers, and engineers to craft end-to-end business models that solve meaningful customer problems through differentiated B2B software platforms. The innovation process is never a straight line though, so you will need to continuously learn, analyze, and refine the opportunity, steering the team through progressive strategy iterations and taking ownership over the path to commercializing a scalable new business.

  • Identify, design, and build strategies around new business opportunities from end-to-end, translating insights and ideas into fully-formed business plans through iterative hypothesis development and validation.

  • Lead the design and execution of primary/secondary research and in-market experiments to validate early assumptions and crystalize the business plan.

  • Analyze the opportunity size and competitive landscape to inform where we should play and how we can win.

  • Build bottom-up financial models to assess technical, economic, and market potential of the opportunities.

  • Craft go-to-market strategies and implementation plans, including build/buy/partner analyses and diligence.

  • Lead initial business development efforts for individual opportunities leading up to commercialization.

  • Package strategies into cohesive, executive facing business plan narratives and present to Verizon C-level leadership.

  • Program manage individual opportunity explorations from ideation through launch.

  • Support ad-hoc strategic projects.

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.

  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree.

  • Six or more years in management consulting, corporate innovation, business development, and/or new venture creation at a startup or within an enterprise.

  • Experience with software/SaaS products.

  • Experience in B2B industries.

  • Experience with M&A.

  • Experience leading an organization at C level.

  • Financial modeling and analytical skills needed for business case development, pricing, and cost analysis.

  • Strong conceptual as well as quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

  • Outstanding creative problem-solving skills.

  • Finely-honed storytelling skills with the ability to translate data, sentiment and business concepts into well-articulated and compelling narratives.

  • Highly developed organizational and time-management skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and slide presentation software.

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment, meet deadlines, and simultaneously work on multiple projects.

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.

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