Manager - Readiness

| Randolph, NJ, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 102,816-168,912 Annually
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Are you looking to Optimize your life? Start your exciting path to a rewarding career today!
We are Optimum, a leader in the fast-paced world of connectivity, and we're on the hunt for enthusiastic professionals to join our team! We understand that connectivity isn't just a luxury anymore - it's a necessity that empowers lives, fuels businesses, and drives innovation. A career at Optimum means you'll be enabling progress and enhancing lives by providing reliable, high-speed connectivity solutions that keep the world connected. We owe our success to our amazing product, commitment to our people and the connections we make in every community.
If you are resourceful, collaborative, team-oriented and passionate about delivering consistent excellence, Optimum is the Company for you!
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Job Summary
Altice USA is a cutting-edge communications, media, and tech company. We connect people to what matters most to them; texting with friends, advertising that resonates, or binge watching their favorite show. Our differentiated approach centers around technologies that push the envelope and deliver the ultimate customer experience. We're building a workforce that attracts and retains the best talent, not only to meet the needs of our customers, but that also reflects the diverse communities we serve. We're not the only ones who have seen it; we've recently been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers as well as by the Human Rights Campaign, DiversityInc Magazine, and Cablefax for our diversity & inclusion program.
The Ops Readiness Manager is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic, operational, and technical changes within the Customer Care Organization. They will develop, implement, and manage improvement changes while ensuring readiness/adoption from the frontline agents and supporting groups.
The Ops Readiness Manager will lead cross-functional teams (SMEs, WFM, Tooling, Training, QA, Care Ops, IVR Routing, Knowledge Management, Reporting and CX) to ensure the planned initiatives/deliverables enable a best-in-class Agent/Customer experience. The Readiness Manager must be passionate in building collaborative/proficient teams in delivering streamlined processes and technical enhancements.
The Readiness Manager will lead various projects from concept through implementation to meet organizational objectives and goals. They will be responsible for the detailed project planning for scope, deliverables and success criteria while ensuring the project is launched on-time and on-budget. The Readiness Manager will also ensure accuracy and quality of required deliverables.
The Readiness Manager interfaces with senior management and staff to ensure timely/effective communications and implementation.
Responsibilities
Responsible for leading and coordinating strategic, operational, and technical improvements within Customer Care while ensuring readiness/adoption/empowerment from the frontline agents and supporting groups.
Directly responsible for developing and managing project plans around scope, goals, and schedules as well as cost, risk, resources, communications, and changes.
Lead various projects from concept through implementation to meet organizational objectives and goals.
Delivers and executes plans for operational enhancements related to Workforce Capacity, Tooling, Training, Knowledge Management, Communications, QA, Call Routing, and Reporting.
Establishes control procedures to optimize the customer experience.
Coordinates stakeholders, assigns tasks, and manages team in delivering high quality results on-time and within scope.
Effectively partners with operational stakeholders in developing, documenting, and communicating Knowledge Management to frontline personnel.
Researches and makes recommendations on policies/processes/procedures to enhance operational efficiencies.
Identifies and manages risk mitigations and issue resolutions.
Delivers reporting requirements to drive success criteria KPIs. Coordinates pre/post-launch reviews.
Effectively communicates changes to all stakeholders and operational leaders.
Creates and delivers effective presentations to executive management.
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Management, or related discipline; MBA a plus
Minimum 3+ years of project management responsibility, demonstrating leadership skills and managing business or technical teams through various life cycle phases.
Minimum 3+ years of experience within Telecomm, Contact Centers, Customer Experience, Operations Readiness or Change Management.
Demonstrated passion for Customer Experience and acts as an advocate for all stakeholders.
Extensive knowledge of project management methodologies.
Effective interpersonal, communication, collaboration and influencing skills.
Exceptional skills in developing and leading effective executive presentations.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, and Word).
Ability to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
Ability to interpret data analyses for operational insights.
Ability to drive team decisions and gain consensus.
BPO Operations experience a plus
Knowledge of Contact Center Support Channels (e.g. Digital, SMS Messaging, Chatbots, IVR, and Surveys) a plus
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent plus.
Experience with Microsoft Project (or related tools) a plus.
Experience in process improvements or business process management a plus.
Experience with Visio (or related tools) a plus.
At Optimum, we're fueled by our four core pillars: Taking Ownership, Upholding Transparency, Creating Community, and Demonstrating Expertise. Our commitment to empowering employees to take responsibility and embrace proactive problem-solving underpins Taking Ownership. Upholding Transparency is at the core of our culture, with open and honest communication fostering trust among our dedicated team and loyal customers. Creating Community is more than a goal; it's our daily commitment to fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation, and positivity. Demonstrating expertise is a promise we uphold through continuous learning and engagement with our customers to consistently deliver top-quality products and services. These pillars not only shape our culture but define Optimum as a place of excellence, trustworthiness, and thriving community, and we invite you to be a part of our journey.
If you have the drive to succeed and are ready to embark on a thrilling career, seize this opportunity today, and join our winning team, so together, we'll shape the future of connectivity.
All job descriptions and required skills, qualifications and responsibilities for a particular position are subject to modification by the Company from time to time, in the Company's discretion based on business necessity.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. The Company provides reasonable accommodations upon request in accordance with applicable requirements.
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Pay is competitive and based on a number of job-related factors, including skills and experience. The starting pay rate/range at time of hire for this position in New York is $102,816.00 - $168,912.00 / year. For other locations, please inquire with your recruiter. The rates/ranges provided herein are the anticipated pay at the time of hire, and do not reflect future job opportunity.
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Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty

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What are Optimum Perks + Benefits

Optimum Benefits Overview

Medical, Dental, Vision and more
Paid Time Off
Tuition Reimbursement
401K with company match
Product benefits (within company footprint)
Pet Insurance, Life Insurance, Legal support, and more

Culture
Volunteer in local community
One Volunteer Day Annually to be used for a volunteer event of your choice!
Partners with nonprofits
Altice USA has been a long-time supporter of FIRST Robotics, fostering STEM skill development by sponsoring high schools teams and regional competitions throughout our service area.
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Wellness days
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Altice USA employees have access to parking at our office locations.
Recreational clubs
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Altice USA offers its employees access to development during their career journey which includes opportunities to attend job training and industry conferences.
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Altice USA is proud to offer educational assistance, up to $5,250 annually!
Customized development tracks
Personal development training

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