Safety Reimagined Vertical Solution Manager - Education

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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
Motorola Solutions is a global leader in mission-critical communications and analytics. Our technology platforms in mission-critical communications, command center software, video security & analytics, bolstered by managed & support services, make cities safer and help communities and businesses thrive.
The Global Product Management team oversees the ecosystem platform that leverages and integrates Motorola Solutions’ portfolio of products and applications from communication, video, and software. The Product Management team is responsible for bringing the broad ecosystem to market, collaborating sales and channels as well as evangelizing the portfolio. This includes reviewing market opportunities and disruptive technologies to build successful portfolio strategies, closely working cross-functionality with Product Engineering, Marketing, Regional Channel, Finance, Operation, and Value Streams to successfully deploy value-add customer outcomes to the board Ecosystem.
Job Description

The demands on safety and security within the Education vertical continue to evolve, requiring more technology, automation, and services to meet the ever-changing need within the market. The Education Solution Manager is a seasoned individual who will bring key insights into the organization about the Education market and customer needs for their security operations, and utilize those insights to help us optimize our portfolio to deliver the broader ecosystem that uniquely addresses the Education market.

Responsibilities of the Vertical Solution Manager include but are not limited to:

  • Developing a strategy, including near-term and long-term opportunities, and working across the organizations to build acceptance and execution on this strategy

  • Closely working cross-functionally with product engineering, marketing, regional channel and sales, finance, operations, and value streams to successfully deploy value-add customer outcomes to the board ecosystem.

  • Leveraging existing market insights as well as listening to customer needs and pain points, assessing a market and competitive landscape, and translating insights and data into development requirements and prioritization across multiple product teams to drive business success

Specific Knowledge/Skills:

The ideal candidate would have the following proven skills:

  • Education market insight focused on safety and security with a strong focus on customer outcomes

  • Business results orientation; driving incremental growth and market adoption

  • Establishing product direction and requirements based on customer feedback, market research

  • Publicly presenting product information to individuals and groups of various backgrounds

  • Works effectively across the organization to build support from partner teams

  • Developing and maintaining key relationships with customers and thought leaders to gather relevant feedback on products.

  • Product management experience taking a product from concept to launch

  • Developing and analyzing business cases for product development efforts

  • Data-driven decision-making skills

  • Previous experience with Product, Services adoption within Education Vertical

  • Experience launching products into a channel partner or distribution network

  • Effective teamwork and collaboration

  • Self-starter with a focus on innovation

  • Setting strategic direction for products in the education segment

  • Assess and address technical risks

  • Launching new products and managing the full lifecycle for products

  • Ensure requirements are fully understood and that implementation plans match expectations

  • Accountable for the commercial success of products


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in the Education industry

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions is a U.S. Federal contractor and must comply with the recent U.S. Government Executive Order requiring that Federal contractors ensure that their U.S. employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022. Accordingly, Motorola Solutions requires all US employees, even those working from home, to be fully vaccinated unless entitled to a reasonable accommodation based on a qualified medical condition or religious belief.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to a qualified medical condition or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation prior to moving forward with the recruitment process. As a part of this process you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, an offer for employment will not be made.


Travel Requirements
Under 25%
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
Yes

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

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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!

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Generous Parental Leave
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Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
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