Motorola Solutions
We help people be their best in the moments that matter.
Chicago, IL

IT Program Manager - Mergers & Acquisitions at Motorola Solutions

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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
Our IT organization has a critical role in driving extraordinary business results. Through a strong partnership with other areas of our business, we bring innovative thinking to every conversation and deliver with integrity. We’re looking for people who bring great ideas and who make our partners’ ideas better. Intellectually curious advisors (not order takers) who focus on outcomes to creatively solve business problems. People who not only embrace change, but who accelerate it.
Job Description

Motorola Solutions is seeking an experienced IT Program Manager for IT Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture projects. The projects are spread across multiple acquisitions and facilities/sites globally. Projects are cross functional; they require collaboration with sites IT contacts, IT Security team, HR, Desktop and Service desk. Each integration is unique, typical activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Day 1 integration activities, Desktop and Infrastructure Integration, migrating PC to Motorola Solutions Active Directory domains, deploying common ITIL processes to acquired IT teams, migrating servers/application to cloud & Motorola network, ensuring compliance to IT security standards

  • The project manager may be assigned other projects such as M&A ERP integration, CRM integration, Telecom Integration, IT Divestiture or other IT projects as needed. 

This role includes overall project management, communications, roadmap and schedule development and maintenance, etc. The PM is expected to facilitate the teams’ daily work and remove any obstacles or impediments faced by the team.

Role & Duties:

  • Ensure overall successful project delivery (on-time, on-budget, high quality, meeting business outcomes)

  • Head projects with overall responsibility for successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling, status reporting, and closure

  • Drive activities to achieve measurable outcomes by managing schedule, resource, scope, deliverables, budget, risk, issues, dependency, vendor relationship, and communications

  • Collaborate with project and program leads to create overarching business cases, project charters, communication plans, delivery timelines, detailed schedules, and resources required

  • Provides timely updates to the IT M&A leads, functional leads, IT PMO, and key stakeholders by producing regular status reports and steering governance updates

  • Facilitate the teams daily work including all scheduled meetings

  • Create a collaborative environment which allows the team and stakeholders to interact closely

  • Remove the obstacles or impediments faced by the team in its work

  • Mentor the team members to adopt truly Agile mindset, including ownership, self-management, and empowerment

Expected Skills:

  • Project management skills: create and execute project plans, proactively manage risks/issues, maintain compliance with project management processes, an eye for detail, independently maintain project documentation, drive follow-up on open actions, etc.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: Identifies opportunities or problems and acts quickly and decisively to respond to the situation. Ability to drive productive conversations and team meetings. Active listening skills. Excellent People skills: a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflict, be able to work with cross-functional teams

  • Very strong team player, able to foster teamwork, collaboration and a positive working environment to the project team. 

  • Analytical skills: ability to perceive and investigate problems, develop alternatives and recommend sound actions

  • Strong aptitude to learn and self-motivated 

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and rapidly changing environment

  • High degree of professionalism and integrity 

  • Recognize and deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information

Additional preferred certification and experience:

  • Experience in IT Infrastructure or IT M&A projects

  • Scrum Master certification

  • Scrum Master experience

  • Experience with Agile tool sets Jira, Confluence, etc

  • Knowledge of ITIL

  • Knowledge of Change Management to ensure adoption of new processes 

  • Proficiency in basic Google Applications (Sheets, Docs, Slides)

Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years in project management or similar function

  • Or Master's degree with 3+ years in project management or similar function

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions has implemented a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Any employee who is not vaccinated must wear a mask at all times when at a Motorola Solutions site or otherwise meeting with other Motorola Solutions employees or customers. Employees who have submitted proof of vaccination must follow site-specific or local mask requirements. Additionally, certain local governments or Motorola Solutions' customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees.

Travel Requirements
Relocation Provided
Position Type
Referral Payment Plan

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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Where we are

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

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • ITILFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • GoogleEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen
    • Oracle EloquaLead Gen

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!

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
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
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
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave 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
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
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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