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What you’ll be doing...
Verizon is serious about innovation. About being the first and being the best. We are building a future using technologies like 5G, Mobile Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence that are allowing us to create products that were previously impossible. We’re building tomorrow with the best of today.5G Disruption is an entrepreneurial team within Verizon's Corporate Strategy & New Business Incubation organization, tasked with seeding the next generation of net-new software businesses for Verizon above the network layer. We're leveraging the power of our networks to create entirely new B2B products and solutions that push beyond our connectivity capabilities and have the potential to create transformational new growth vectors for Verizon.
As a member of the Product team, you will serve as a product visionary for nascent new businesses within 5G Disruption, and will be responsible for building out validated product roadmaps for targeted opportunity areas. In this capacity, you will be asked to translate high-level strategies and hypotheses into marketable products. This is a highly collaborative and cross-functional role, and you will work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, engineers, and strategists to iteratively validate and refine key product requirements in the early pre-launch and MVP stages. You are an explorer and a creator, you enjoy starting at the beginning, reaching into the problem and building your solution with whatever it takes. You enjoy the big questions but are also relentless in your drive towards customer-first solutions. And you understand how to collaborate and inspire others, embracing ambiguity and fostering a culture of learning and fluidity.
Invent novel approaches and figure out what to do when ready-made processes or techniques are inadequate.
Find patterns between disparate, seemingly unrelated sources anticipating innovative ways to build and position new business ideas.
Layer together experimentation with other research, testing, and metrics to reveal strengths and flaws in the current strategy and devise a clear path forward.
Develop a deep understanding of strategic objectives and customer needs, and engage at a detailed technical level to derive product requirements.
Drive the overall product vision, strategy, and requirements and bridge to launch and commercialization by building initial proofs of concept and minimum viable products in partnership with engineering teams.
Distill and prioritize key assumptions and collaborate on designing customer research and technical experiments to validate them.
Deliver advances in the product by defining the roadmap, maintaining a deep understanding of competitive offerings and how they impact customer choices and preferences, and how they should influence the product.
Define success metrics for initial POCs/MVPs and analyze product performance.
Drive feature prioritization and sequencing, balancing customer needs, competitive dynamics, time to market, and ROI.
Provide thought leadership on commercialization approach and build/buy/partner decisions.
This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.
What we’re looking for...
You thrive in the unknown and find extreme comfort in the grey. You are highly accountable and take ownership and drive a sense of urgency.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 a product management role, with a successful track record of defining, building and launching B2B products with real business impact.
Experience with software/SaaS products.
Experience with logistics or supply chain for the manufacturing or retail industries.
Fluency in Agile methods, experience in human-centered design process.
Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.
Even better if you have:
Ability to think both strategically and tactically, equally adept at crafting a big picture story and diving deep into the details.
Outstanding analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
Highly developed organizational and time-management skills.
Demonstrated leadership capabilities.
Impeccable written & oral communication skills.
Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment, meet deadlines, and simultaneously work on multiple projects.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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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).