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CenturyLink Senior Director VRO (Value Realization Office Lead) in BROOMFIELD, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at for more information.

Job Summary

The SR DIR VRO will coach, facilitate and drive quantification and realization rigor into the development lifecycle of programs/projects that support CenturyLink business priorities. The SR DIR VRO will work on tracking value realized across a broad scope of programs and transformation activities across BU’s and Imperatives. This role will require close collaboration with the Business and Finance Senior Leadership teams across CenturyLink as well work with corporate function partners as appropriate. This role will work on end-to-end ownership of business value, from providing input on the strategic vision set by Senior Leadership to tracking the ROI from a value perspective on the work that has been delivered and pushed to production.

Job Description

  • Oversee End-to-End automation and orchestration of value realization across enterprise CenturyLink

  • Lead efforts to define a value-based reporting framework, focusing on providing reporting and dashboards to C-Suite leadership teams around goal setting and accomplishments

  • Participate in setting the strategic direction for the business and subsequent demand management activities with senior leadership and business stakeholders

  • Participate in and support shaping business priorities across multiple BU’s at an executive level

  • Ability to effectively prioritize large streams of work based on Business, Financial, and IT implications and priorities

  • Develop and manage the framework to measure performance versus agreed KPIs/SLA’s; manage VRO team performance and measure ROI on work/features completed

  • Navigate conflicting priorities and inputs across various executive business priorities to achieve value-driven outcomes

  • Oversee unified value realization roadmap across Enterprise CenturyLink

  • Adopt strategic mindset to focus on growth – “ where is our next big opportunity to differentiate and create value ?”


Technical / Functional:

  • Telecommunications B2B/B2C experience required

  • Experienced data /analytics background required

  • Portfolio Management experience required

  • Demonstrable experience of managing competing business priorities required

  • Econometrics / Finance / Strategy background or training required

  • Experience working within an agile environment preferred

  • Zero-Based Budgeting experience preferred

  • Experience creating a value realization framework required

  • Previous work within Corporate Finance preferred

  • Intuitive feel for mathematical algorithms and statistical analysis

  • Executive presence and oversight of lean teams

  • 7+ years of related experience including leadership experience, managing and/or directing a complex, dynamic IT workforce

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Master’s Degree preferred but not required.


  • Adaptability

  • Analytical

  • Complex Reasoning

  • Customer Centricity

  • Data-Driven

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Intellectual Curiosity

  • Realistic Thinking

  • Strategic Communication

  • Trust & Transparency

  • Executive Presence


Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition # : 212061

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

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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.