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Strategy Senior Manager

Verizon Media

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted February 20, 2021.

At Verizon Media, we connect people to their passions. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and more, we help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. From XR experiences to advertising and content technology, Verizon Media is an incubator of innovation and is revolutionizing the next generation of content creation in a 5G world.

Strategy Sr Manager

As Verizon Media, our brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. With technologies like XR, AI, machine-learning, and 5G, we’re transforming media for tomorrow. We are creators and coders, dreamers and doers creating what’s next in content, advertising, and technology.

The Strategy Sr. Manager is a key position within the Business Operations & Strategy (BOS) Team, under the VMG Business Organization. The team leads Strategy and Portfolio alignment for the Business Organization of Verizon Media, and steers the organization towards customer-obsessed approach; next-gen business operations and lean portfolio management. 

The Strategy Sr Manager will lead business strategy projects across the portfolio, in alignment with Verizon Media goals and strategy, and in partnership/ connecting the dots across all Business team functions, VMG’s Consumer Organization, and our Business Partners in Finance, Pricing & Yield Management, HR, Legal, CTO, Corporate Communications, and other. 

You will be a strategic thinker rooted in analytics, and with a proven track record of bringing ideas to life. You must be comfortable influencing and interfacing with various stakeholders at all levels and across functions. You will report into the VP of Business Operations and Strategy, and will be based in New York City, New York or other location to be discussed. Some travel may be required to meet with key stakeholders, but will be limited.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Business Strategy and Customer-Centricity

  • Develop and present business strategy projects, including market and competitive insights, new growth opportunities, assessment of current strategies, identifying and evaluating strategic options

  • Identify and deconstruct business issues, develop analytical frameworks and provide data-driven strategic recommendations

  • Work with Research to understand customer needs, preferences, competitive landscape, and any other insights that will help drive strategic decision making

  • Evangelize and operationalize “Customer centricity” across the Business Organization. Define drivers,, behaviors, metrics/ outcomes, and put front and center in all strategic projects

  • Maintain excellent knowledge of the media/ ad tech and related ecosystems and future trends

  • Work with the Business Insights and Analytics team to define and measure progress towards business goals and identify success of the portfolio strategy – track what is working vs. not working, and drive recalibration of strategy

  • Build business cases/ justifications for strategic projects – collect input from key business leaders and partners, define the key assumptions/tradeoffs behind each initiative

  • Build and implement repeatable frameworks for analysis

  • Execute against time-sensitive requests from senior leaders and cross-functional business partners

Collaboration and Internal Partnerships

  • Work ceaselessly in collaboration with all Business teams and cross-VMG functions and business partners

  • Develop and maintain relationships with strategic partners inside and outside of the company

  • Demonstrate strong leadership and effective influence skills with an ability to gain credibility across multiple functions, and at an executive level

  • Foster a collaborative and positive culture of customer-centricity, accountability, integrity, teamwork and open communication across the organization

Business Storytelling

  • Drive a culture and elevate practices of analysis-driven, holistic Business Storytelling, that connects the dots across the portfolio; 

  • Write presentations with compelling and cohesive storylines that focus on the big picture but are grounded in data and business insights – this includes business priorities, key market and business developments, strategic projects, and portfolio status to Business & Corporate leaders

  • Persuade / influence stakeholders to evolve their point of view and/or behaviors through presentations, 1-1s, group meetings, written communication, etc.

  • Ensure all materials are communicated up and down and across the relevant teams, and to executives

  • Write ad hoc executive presentations on various business topics

  • Develop presentations/ other materials for all Business team internal communications events including Leadership off-sites, All Hands, and other employee or leadership events, to communicate strategy, portfolio performance, business priorities, achievements, etc.

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience working in management consulting or internal strategy/ BD/ consulting role

  • MBA required

  • Knowledge/ prior experience in the media/ ad tech space

  • Deep experience developing market and competitor analyses, customer needs analyses, growth strategies, strategy execution plans and initiatives

  • Strong experience writing executive presentations, and related employee strategy rollout comms materials

  • Highly analytical, very comfortable with large data sets; experience building business cases and to identify, articulate, and evaluate strategic tradeoffs

  • Demonstrated success partnering across the organization, across a variety of functions, including Finance, HR, Engineers, Data scientists, Marketing, Sales, biz ops, etc. 

  • Effective and confident in the engagement with senior leadership from a variety of functions up to Executive level.

  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities at once and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong facilitation skills

Verizon Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Verizon Media is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( https://www.verizonmedia.com/careers/contact-us.html ) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

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 ( https://www.verizon.com/about/careers/work-culture ) page to learn more.

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