Technical Product Manager – Home Innovation

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When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We’re a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together-lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you’re fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you’ll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.

What you’ll be doing…

Verizon is seeking a highly motivated candidate with broad experience to join the Consumer Innovation team in the Technical Product Development organization as a Product Manager. You will play an integral role in generating new product concepts to address customer pain points, collaborate with the Product Engineer to evaluate go-to-market offerings that can be adopted for commercialization to drive new revenue for Verizon. You will develop and implement innovation strategies, define & develop product roadmap, manage product pipeline through the innovation process, collaborate with cross-functional teams, analyze market trends, nurture external engagements with various industry partners including entrepreneurs, start-ups, VCs and present across stakeholders to influence and drive adoption.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and execute the product roadmap for the Consumer Home product portfolio, applying design thinking principles and considering user needs, market trends, and business goals.
  • Conduct user research, gather customer insights, and identify new product opportunities to drive product enhancements and differentiate our offerings in the market.
  • Drive idea generation to commercialization through the New Product Innovation process to influence stakeholders to adopt the concept for commercialization. This includes defining and overseeing external partner evaluation, prototyping, beta trials etc
  • Collaborate with engineering, design, and other teams to propose and define product requirements, specifications for new features and functionalities, ensuring a user-centered and innovative approach.
  • Work closely with the design team to create intuitive and visually appealing user interfaces and experiences, applying design thinking principles to ensure seamless interactions and delightful user journeys.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including executives, product marketing, developers and external partners, to drive product success and ensure alignment with business objectives, while also promoting a collaborative and inclusive approach to innovation.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitive landscape to drive innovation, infuse design thinking principles into our product development process, and maintain a competitive edge in the market.
  • Lead the specific vertical to represent the team internally and externally as the Product SME through written communications and presentations

What we’re looking for…

What you 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 up to 25% of the time.
  • Proven track record of successfully launching and managing home products throughout the entire product lifecycle, applying design thinking principles to drive user-centered innovation.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with engineering teams.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; MBA or advanced degree is a plus.
  • 8-10 years of experience in product management, with a focus on design thinking, innovation, and smart home or consumer electronics industry- SmartHome Products (ex. Ring, Nest, home IOT devices etc) Home Security, Aging, Wellness, Home Network routers and Communications
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a data-driven and design thinking approach to decision-making.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire cross-functional teams, fostering a culture of creativity, innovation, and design thinking.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Passion for technology, and staying abreast of the latest industry trends.
  • Proactive, ability to iterate and fail fast with a self-driven mindset,
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

*If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every “even better” qualification listed above.*

This role may be considered as part of the Department of Defense SkillBridge Program.

Where you’ll be working

In this hybrid role, you’ll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

Scheduled Weekly Hours

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.

Our benefits are designed to help you move forward in your career, and in areas of your life outside of Verizon. From health and wellness benefits, short term incentives, 401(k) Savings Plan, stock incentive programs, paid time off, parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition assistance, plus other incentives, we’ve got you covered with our award-winning total rewards package. For part-timers, your coverage will vary as you may be eligible for some of these benefits depending on your individual circumstances.

If you are hired into a California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington work location, the compensation range for this position is between $128,000.00 and $271,000.00 annually based on a full-time schedule. The salary will vary depending on your location and confirmed job-related skills and experience. This is an incentive based position with the potential to earn more. For part time roles, your compensation will be adjusted to reflect your hours.

Verizon will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.

Verizon will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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