Manager, Competitive Intelligence

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Company Overview

Motorola Solutions is there for our customers when everything is on the line. In extreme moments — when a hurricane lands or when a fire breaks out. And in everyday moments — when a package arrives just in time for the holiday or when a child doesn’t miss the school bus home. 

We unify voice, data, video and analytics in one integrated ecosystem to enable individuals, businesses and communities to work together in more powerful ways. To help people make better decisions, act confidently and be their best in the moments that matter. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions and connect with a career that matters.


Department Overview
The Software Competitive Intelligence (CI) Business Manager is responsible for establishing and understanding competitive strategies, tactics, price points, and overall business intelligence in the public safety software enterprise market. The Manager primarily works on competitive opportunities, providing insight to project teams on competitive strengths, weaknesses, projected bid strategies and pricing. They also determine pricing guidance for sales management, distribution, product and business development organizations on competitive strategies. Product and solution families represented include: CAD, NG911, ESINet, System Integration, and Managed Services.
Job Description

The Competitive Intelligence (CI) team is responsible for tracking and understanding competitive strategies, tactics, price points, and overall CI in the markets we serve. The CI Business Consultant primarily works with regional Business Capture Managers on competitive opportunities, providing project specific insight to project teams on competitors’ strengths, weaknesses and projected bid strategies and pricing. The CI analyst also provides guidance to sales management, distribution, product and business development organizations on competitive strategies.

• Analyzing competitive bid strategies

• Summarizing competitive information for internal work partners

• Predicting competitor bid response strategies and associated pricing

• Understanding and summarizing advantages and disadvantages of Motorola offerings vs. competitors

• Advising business teams (Product Group, Strategy organization, etc) of competitive threats

• Communicating regularly with distribution teams (Field Sales, Service, Systems Integration), Senior Leadership on competitive sales tactics, and global CI partners

• Data Analysis (market share trends, competitive bidding trends, win/loss trends, etc.)

Specific Knowledge/Skills 

  • Business or Engineering Bachelor degree, MBA preferred

  • Familiarity with Public Safety portfolio: Broadband systems, NG911, Video, System Integration, CAD/Records, Smart Public Safety, or Managed Services.

  • Familiarity with system costing from a project management, engineering AND service perspective.

  • Creative and strategic mindset

  • Proficient with business intelligence Qualitative and Quantitative analytics, SWOT analysis, Monte Carlo

  • Wireless communication industry experience attained in the State & Local, Federal, or Enterprise markets

  • Must have professional experience with Competitive RFP procurements

  • Excellent time management skills. Ability to prioritize multiple large projects simultaneously. 

  • Excellent communication skills: - Ability to articulate contrarian concepts & strategies clearly and concisely to senior managers via: oral/presentations, over the phone, in front of large groups, briefings, concise and effective business/technical summaries.

  • Advanced Excel and Data Science skills


Basic Requirements
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree and 5+ years of experience


Travel Requirements
None
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
No

Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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Location

Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Motorola Solutions Benefits Overview

Our U.S. Benefits include:
- Incentive Bonus Plans
- Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
- 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
- 9 Paid Holidays
- Generous Paid Time Off Packages
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Paid Parental & Family Leave
- and more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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