Senior Manager, Software Communications

Motorola Solutions

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 global communications team is the voice of Motorola Solutions, telling the company’s story of transformation and progress to employees, reporters and other stakeholders. We work strategically and collaboratively with colleagues around the world to bring to life the promise of our technologies, the commitment of our people and the role we play in supporting everyday heroes - from fearless first responders to global business leaders. We do this through earned, owned and shared media, thought leadership and stakeholder engagement.

Job Description

Overview:

This position is an opportunity for a seasoned and strategic communications leader with expertise in public relations, issues management and creative storytelling to develop and drive external communications plans and programs for the Software, Mobile Video & Cybersecurity business. He/she will report to the head of North America & Product Communications.

About Software, Mobile Video & Cybersecurity (SMVC) at Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions is motivated by a passion to innovate and an unceasing commitment to advance the way governments and enterprises mobilize, connect and respond in the moments that matter. From call to case closure, our public safety software connects all data to create actionable intelligence, eliminate barriers to collaboration and deliver a complete 360-degree view of events. Our body-worn cameras and in-car video systems capture every incident and encounter to provide insight and transparency. Advanced cybersecurity services allow our customers to detect and respond to threats to mission-critical systems and infrastructure.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a strategic business partner and communications counselor to sales, product and marketing leaders and teams within SMVC, as well as government affairs, legal and other organizations responsible for safeguarding corporate reputation 
  • Lead the development and execution of product launch and lifecycle communications campaigns to help drive awareness and sales, as well thought leadership initiatives that build brand and leadership credibility
  • Work with corporate communications in the development of product storylines and engage reporters, analysts and key external audiences around narratives
  • Manage communications role in crisis/issues management plans for SMVC, working cross functionally to share critical information with internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and refine messaging around the responsible creation and deployment of safety and security technologies utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as topics including data privacy and transparency 
  • Create well-crafted, concise and highly engaging communications including pitches, press releases, blog posts, and other materials needed to tell our SMVC story 
  • Build and maintain key media relationships and regularly pitch local, regional, national, trade and tech outlets
  • Manage communications activities at and around priority NA tradeshows

Specific Knowledge and Skills:

  • Technology and BtoB experience preferred, but not required
  • Strategic thinker who can build a network, gather information and translate it into communications content and plans that drive awareness and action
  • Outstanding storyteller with strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Savvy media strategist who knows how to leverage top-tier, trade and local outlets for earned coverage, as well as paid, shared and owned channels
  • Seasoned professional who exerts influence in navigating all levels of the organization and consistently exhibits strong judgement and commitment to excellence
  • Detailed project manager who leads complex workstreams with cross-functional contributors, meets tight deadlines and easily adjusts as circumstances change

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Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; journalism, communications or English majors preferred
  • 12+ years of progressive communications experience (corporate or agency)
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely is required. Employer work permit sponsorship is not available for this position. 

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions has implemented a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Motorola Solutions' customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Motorola Solutions and maintain compliance with these requirements.

Travel Requirements

Under 10%

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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