Vice President IP Optical Business Strategy

    • Job Tracking ID: 512052-746131
    • Job Location: Ottawa, CAN
    • Job Level: Executive
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: More Than 15 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

About Ribbon (Nasdaq: RBBN)

We deliver global real-time communications software and network solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today’s smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, agility and automation and includes optical and packet networking, core to edge IP solutions, UCaaS/ CPaaS cloud offers, and leading-edge software security and analytics tools.

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Position Title: Vice President Business Strategy

Location: Ottawa, Canada or Plano, TX  

Position Summary:

The Vice President of Business Strategy is a key leadership position responsible for developing the vision for the Ribbon Packet Optical (“PONet”) business. This role will partner with the PONet Executive Vice President & General Manager and other key Ribbon stakeholders to develop a multi-year strategy that can serve as the foundation for determining investment priorities, while simultaneously working with sales to deliver the strategic vision to target customers for the purpose of gaining alignment and establishing Ribbon as a preferred partner for PONet solutions.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for technology, innovation and a track record of successfully owning projects with measurable impact form ideation to execution and rollout.

Responsibilities include:

• Develop and maintain a multi-year vision, winning strategy, and associated blueprint
• Partner with EVP and the PONet team to measure progress against strategic plans including financial, customer, and development program aspects of the business
• Lead cross-functional teams (through influence) in support of strategic product directions
• Evangelize strategy with sales and target customers directly
• Drive innovative ideas, solutions, and products through leadership and decisive action.
• Function as an evangelist of Ribbon’s products and participate in press activities, conferences, discussions with thought leaders, and/or market analysts as needed

Experience and Skills:

• 15+ years of progressive experience in Networking with relevant experience in product management, strategic development, and business development or sales
• Extensive knowledge of IP and Optical networking, and their applications including but not limited to mobile networking, cloud networking, carrier backbone, and enterprise networking
• Expert knowledge of network management and evolution into SDN based management and control schemes
• Ability to easily transition from high level strategic thinking to creative and detailed execution
• Excellent presentation and communications skills
• Proven ability to work collaboratively with teams across organizations in multiple geographic locations
• Strong communication skills: must be able to provide clear directions and information, both verbal and written. Ability to effectively tailor the communication of technical information to various audiences
• Strong technical aptitude and business knowledge
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; MBA or advanced degree preferred


Please Note:

'All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.'

US Citizens and all other parties authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.