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Lumen VP Network Planning Voice & IP in BROOMFIELD, Colorado

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

The VP of Network planning Voice & IP is responsible for the broader network planning and implementation of capacity & lifecycle management. Ownership is across multiple, cross regional network platforms and includes leased and owned assets. The role requires a significant technology understanding in Voice Networking, IP and Data/Ethernet. As well as a strong knowledge around statistics, logic in data management for tools, systems, and analytics, including Robotic process automation. Day to day responsibility includes management of $1B in capital budget used to expand and maintain the networks to include health, stability, and equipment lifecycle programs. Additional ownership includes the creation, communication, & execution of a long-term strategic vision for all networks across the region. The plan will ensure scale for growing revenue, simplify the network and maximize ROI all investments.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Manage an organization that is responsible for profitably delivering capacity in support of customer revenue in a timely manner

  • Evaluate weekly/monthly key metrics around capacity trends and rates of change, to ensure the right amount of network capacity is available to serve customer traffic

  • Creation of a data road map that delivers linkage, across key data elements, that drives statistical modeling and linkage across the entire business. Delivering one corporate vision, automation and efficiency gains.

  • Develop long term network simplification plans based around product/network profitability and long-term customer trends and future needs

  • Business case and investment thesis to drive investments that help drive revenue and cash flow across multiple areas of the business

  • Network health and equipment lifecycle planning in support of positive customer experience

  • Budget planning, forecasting and management of actuals for capital investments, operating and network expense

  • Overall evaluation of network architectures and cost structures, to simplify delivery and the creation of the most cost effective solution to drive revenue and cash flow

  • Long term Human capital plan to drive organizational talent, training, reskilling and change management

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • 8 -10 years’ experience in Business, technologies and architectures, engineering and operations with a strong background in statistics and analytics

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Math, Statistics, Telecommunications, Business or related fields

  • Successful experience of process improvement and LEAN to drive continuous improvement, efficiency and thru put improvement

  • Experience in successfully managing large scale investment programs

Requisition #: 248652

EEO Statement

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