IT Project Manager at Motorola in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Management 8 days ago.

Job Description:

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Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.

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

At Motorola Solutions we help people be their best in the moments that matter, and IT plays a critical role in this. Through strong partnerships with business stakeholders and a passion for innovation, we are driving transformation throughout the company. The IT Project Manager will be responsible for driving 2-3 of our high priority small projects as well as assisting Program Managers on some of the larger programs.

Scope of Responsibilities/Expectations:

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

  • Lead 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, issue, 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 leads, functional leads, IT PMO, and key stakeholders by producing regular status reports and steering governance updates

  • Facilitate the teams daily work including all the 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

Desired Background/Knowledge/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 analyze problems, develop alternatives and recommend sound decisions

  • 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

  • Committed to ensuring that IT enables its customers by taking responsibility for service and quality.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degreewith 3+ years experience in project management or Masters degree with 1+ years experience in project management

Travel Requirements


Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S.Benefitsinclude:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans

  • Medical, Dental, VisionbenefitseffectiveDay 1

  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • GenerousPaidTime Off Packages

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • PaidParental & 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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