Lead Financial Planning Analyst

    • Verizon
  • Bentonville, AR
  • Posted 30 days ago | Updated 1 hour ago


On Site
Full Time


Channel management
Sales management
Analytical skill
Business cases
Return on investment
Business model
Business plans
Corrective and preventive action
Unstructured data
Organizational skills
Computer science
Microsoft Excel
Data Visualization
IBM Cognos

Job Details

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...

At our core, we are dedicated to enriching lives by bridging the gap between individuals and premium wireless experiences that not only meet but exceed expectations in value and quality. We believe that everyone deserves access to seamless, reliable, and affordable wireless solutions that enhance their day-to-day lives, connecting them to what matters most. By joining our team, you'll play a pivotal role in this mission, working towards delivering innovative, customer-focused solutions that open up a world of possibilities. We're not just in the business of technology; we're in the business of connecting people, empowering them to explore, share, and engage with the world around them in ways they never thought possible.

Building on our commitment to connect people with quality experiences that offer the best value in wireless, let's delve deeper into how we strategically position our diverse portfolio to cater to a broad spectrum of needs and preferences. Our portfolio, comprising 11 distinct brands, is meticulously organized into five families, each designed to address specific market segments and distribution channels to maximize reach and impact.
  • Total by Verizon & Verizon Prepaid: At the forefront, we have Total by Verizon and Verizon Prepaid, our flagship brands available at Verizon exclusive and/or national/retail stores. Verizon Prepaid continues to maintain a robust and loyal consumer base, while Total by Verizon is on a rapid ascent, capturing the hearts of more customers with its compelling offerings.
  • Straight Talk, TracFone, and Walmart Family Mobile: Straight Talk, Tracfone, and Walmart Family Mobile stand as giants in our brand portfolio, boasting significant presence in Walmart. Their extensive reach and solidified position in the market underscore our commitment to accessible, high-quality wireless solutions across diverse retail environments.
  • Visible: Visible, as a standalone brand family, caters to the digitally-savvy, single-line customers who prefer streamlined, online-first interactions. This brand is a testament to our adaptability, embracing the digital evolution of customer engagement.
  • Simple Mobile: Carving out a niche of its own, Simple Mobile shines as the premier choice among authorized resellers. Its consistent recognition as the most carried brand in Wave7 Research's prepaid dealer survey for 36 consecutive quarters speaks volumes about its popularity and reliability.
  • SafeLink: SafeLink remains dedicated to serving customers through government subsidies. With a strategic pivot towards Lifeline in the absence of ACP, SafeLink continues to fulfill its mission of providing essential communication services to those in need

In this role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days (in-office days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

What you'll be doing...
Deliver accurate business forecasts, leveraging multi-data feeds. Owning and developing/enhancing reporting for strategies/actions to deliver short- & long-term joint business plan objectives with Walmart . In this role, you will provide dedicated analytical support to the channel management/sales lead to analyze/report business opportunities, evaluate effectiveness of distribution/promotional strategies, and make recommendations for improvement using internal and external data sources.


Provides weekly, monthly & quarterly reporting; identifying relevant insights/trends and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to develop relevant action plans. Attends retailer meetings and provides analytical expertise in support of Joint Business Plan development, monitoring, and execution. In this role your responsibilities will include:
  • Owning full business forecast, leveraging data feed both internally and externally, apply controls and process to ensure 100% data accuracy. Maintain forecast templates and apply enhancements when necessary.
  • Evaluating distribution/promotional strategies to understand pre/post event business impact. (e.g. business case assessment/LTV modeling, volume lift, ROI, elasticity/quality acquisition)
  • Assessing financial effectiveness to ensure a healthy business model and deliver profitable growth for Verizon and our retail partners. (e.g. COA/R, subsidy, spend efficiency, commissions/residuals)
  • Monitoring ongoing business plan performance to identify gaps/incremental opportunities, driving insights & develop corrective action plans. (e.g. Gross Adds, Churn/Survival Rates, Plan Mix - ARPU/Revenue)
  • Designing, maintaining, and automating KPI dashboards by leveraging internal systems, retailer portals and cross-department data sources.
  • Supporting special projects and ad-hoc reports based on specific business needs (e.g. market/competitive landscape, organizational priorities)
What we're looking for...

You have a gift for taking unstructured data, organizing it, finding the valuable takeaways, and making it understood by others. You enjoy immersing yourself in a subject and becoming the go-to specialist. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where new challenges come up every day but you are organized so no balls are dropped. You view problems as puzzles you'd like to solve. You are comfortable working on your own but you also enjoy collaborating. You are a good listener and able to translate a business question into just the right analysis to find the answer.

You'll need to have:
  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with Advanced Excel.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:
  • Proficient in Excel (Multi-imbedded formulation / Versioning and/or VBA and similiar functions).
  • Bachelor's degree in Math, Physics, Computer Science, or Engineering; ideally, an MBA or Master's degree in a quantitative discipline.
  • SQL, SQL Editor for Oracle, and Microsoft Excel experience.
  • Familiarity with data visualization software like COGNOS or Tableau.
  • Experience conducting research or analyses.
  • Managed projects for multiple stakeholders.

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.

Where you'll be working

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and a minimum eight assigned office days per month that will be set by your manager.

Scheduled Weekly Hours40

Equal Employment Opportunity
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