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Program Manager III - Investment Portfolio

CenturyLink, Inc Littleton, CO

Job Description


About CenturyLink


CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a technology leader delivering hybrid networking, cloud connectivity, and security solutions to customers located in more than 60 countries. Through its extensive global fiber network, CenturyLink provides secure and reliable services to meet the growing digital demands of businesses and consumers. CenturyLink strives to be the trusted connection to the networked world and is focused on delivering technology that enhances the customer experience.

Job Summary


The Investment Portfolio Manager is responsible for optimizing Consumer Investments to: (1) Improve revenue trajectory while driving margins higher, (2) Defend market share and penetration against MSO upgrades and municipal overbuilds; (3) Expand fiber infrastructure, (4) Improve experience for customers, and (5) Leverage capital already spent in prior year(s) to complete a reasonably sized FTTP build.

Job Description


  • Responsible for overall strategic planning for new consumer investments across various planning horizons and for both strategic and non-conforming builds:
    • Analyzing market level segmentation, micro and macroeconomic drivers, competitive conditions and other key drivers and the associated coordination of this input into the Consumer Finance evaluation tools
    • Iterate with Finance, Product and BI on model outputs and assist with the packaging of investment requests for submission
  • Coordinate the cross-functional development of the playbooks for each approved investment:
    • Convene all stakeholders including planning, engineering, construction, Public Policy / PR, Marketing, Sales, Product, Finance
    • Assemble and publish playbooks that detail the ownership, timelines and success metrics and hand off for execution
  • Communicate success metrics and overall investment progress:
    • Conduct regular calls to update progress, log issues and identify gaps
    • Distribute regular communication on results, business case metrics and other insights
  • Share best practices and other learnings to drive consistent and efficient execution across all portfolios
  • This position may also collaborate internally with stakeholders to coordinate RFP/RFI response to state, city, county BB grant and expansion programs and identify and target pro-active programs that advance and accelerate profitable broadband deployment including rural investment programs including CAFII, State Broadband Grant programs and other government-sponsored funding sources
  • Builds and maintains a funnel of new expansion opportunities across a regional territory
  • Develop integrated program plans that accounts for multiple project deliverables, and proactively identify critical impediments to meeting project objectives
  • Conduct regular team meetings to enhance teamwork and communicate process and procedure updates
  • Coordinate projects and programs across multiple business groups to ensure timely delivery of objectives
  • Understand, evaluate, and balance CenturyLink's ability to deliver new products, services and technologies within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
  • Effectively communicate program status, risks and issues to leadership, and present options and recommendations for resolution
  • Manage customer communications on behalf of senior leadership
  • Ensures the successful hand-offs at project completion while maintaining external communication on an on-going basis



  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field (Business, Communications, or similar) or equivalent work experience
  • M.B.A Preferred
  • Thorough understanding of residential broadband, voice and video service solutions
  • Five to seven years advanced project management experience
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to identify trends, assess knowledge gaps and communicate recommendations for improvement to a leadership audience
  • Strength in creating and delivering consulting-level project plans and presentations
  • Action-oriented and creative thinker who can focus on detailed implementation and execution
  • Outstanding organization and time management skills; a proven ability to manage multiple initiatives independently in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to effectively operate within diverse and cross-functional groups
  • Ability to travel when needed


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Idaho-Boise; US-Iowa-Des Moines; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-Minnesota-St Paul; US-Nebraska-Omaha; US-Nevada-Las Vegas; US-North Carolina-Wake Forest; US-Oregon-Portland; US-Utah-Salt Lake City; US-Washington-Seattle

Requisition #: 210652

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, œprotected statuses).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

Job Segment: Program Manager, Consulting, Engineer, Investment, Manager, Management, Technology, Engineering, Finance

Job Details

Date Posted October 17, 2019
Date Closes November 16, 2019
Requisition 538045000
Located In Littleton, CO
SOC Category 00-0000.00