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

Launch Manager at Motorola Solutions (Chicago, IL)

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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 OverviewLaunch Management is responsible for managing the lifecycle of our software and solution launches from portfolio approval through post-launch for the Software, Mobile Video and Cybersecurity business.
Job Description

The Launch Manager is responsible for ensuring cross functional alignment, communication, tracking, and overall readiness for software offers and product launches with the goal of delivering solutions on plan. The Launch Manager is there to enable excellent customer experiences by leveraging repeatable processes and deliverables (This position is remote eligible anywhere in the US.)

The successful candidate will be an expert in process/project management with proven collaboration and project management skills to align all stakeholders for delivering successful launch outcomes with minimal direction. The Launch Manager is responsible for collaborating with Product Management and Engineering, Marketing, Sales Enablement, Finance, Order Management and Legal throughout the launch process, to ensure all stakeholders are thoroughly educated on the new launches and their expected involvement. Strong communication skills are needed to inform stakeholders of risks and contingency plans. The role is a vital part of the Portfolio Operations team, bridging the gap between concept and execution. 

To excel in this role, you:

  • Can drive a cross functional group of business functions towards a common goal

  • Can multi-task across a number of simultaneous product launches

  • Are adept at driving consensus and finding creative options when posed with constraints

  • Thrive on ambiguity

  • Understand the technical and legal aspects of decisions being made and are able to clearly articulate these to stakeholders

Essential Functions

  • Build, maintain, and communicate product launch plans and track the deliverables, milestones, risks, and dependencies from the cross functional launch team

  • Identify cross-functional stakeholders and their associated launch plan tasks/deliverables

  • Ensure all stakeholders understand their needs and commitments for each launch

  • Anticipate issues, proactively explore contingencies, and provide escalation management throughout new product launches

  • Advocate for all stakeholders throughout the launch cycle to ensure they have the support needed to succeed

  • Ensure a successful customer journey is given appropriate consideration by including early engagement of the appropriate internal stakeholders to provide the necessary input

  • Able to determine sufficiency of deliverables, both directly and indirectly

  • Collaborate and coordinate with leaders across organizations whose timelines must synchronize to ensure customers and company stakeholders are informed about product launches and launch readiness, in a predictable and reliable manner

  • Collaborate with other members of the Launch Management team to develop/enhance tools and processes to improve collaboration and reduce redundancy to ensure launch success


  • A minimum of 7 years of related experience in product/launch management with a Bachelor's degree; Masters degree is a plus

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Ability to understand and communicate the big picture while being able to be detail-orientated about execution

  • Self-motivated, results-driven with a strong sense of urgency.

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Able to navigate a highly-matrixed organization and gain trust with leaders across multiple layers 

  • Highly customer-focused


Basic Requirements
  • 7+ years of related experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

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
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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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