Job Description

Project and Change Management Lead

Location:

JohnstonRhode Island

Date Posted:

7/18/2022

Employment Type:

Consulting

Recruiter:

Clayton Minnich

Recruiter Email:

clayton.minnich@avidtr.com

Job ID:

JN -072022-15140

Job Description

Summary/ Responsibilities
The Project & Change Management Lead will be responsible for leading large workstreams/journeys within transformational efforts across the enterprise with a focus on driving strategic outcomes and implementing sustainable change. This role requires an out- of- the- box thinker able to operate effectively at all levels of the organization and excited to create tangible value for the company.  

Responsibilities Include:
  • Establish a strong program/project structure that has clear ownership and accountabilities; expedites decision making; enables effective communication within and across components; and aligns the team and organization on the timeline, key deliverables, progress, and impediments
  • Orchestrate effective execution to deliver in alignment with either iterative/agile or sequential/waterfall methodologies
  • Build strong relationships and act as a strategic advisor for leadership and PPM; lead conversations to define, clarify and control project scope, objectives and resolve conflicts
  • Build and own a project plan that drives alignment, provides transparency, and enables coordinated execution across all components within the project
  • Continuously communicate the project status and serve as key point of contact for progress, changes, risks, issues, and escalation
  • Facilitate, coordinate, and arbitrate cross-workstream dependencies and issues
  • Lead, support, coach, inspire and motivate project team and provide direction by prioritizing focus areas, defining deliverables, and ensuring measurable results
  • Proactively anticipate, identify, track and resolve project risks and issues; ensure leadership and key stakeholders are aware of status and impediments
  • Apply a structured approach to design and execute a change strategy and plan that drives the readiness and adoption required for the project
  • Lead change management activities and create actionable deliverables for the five change management levers: communications plan, sponsor roadmap, coaching plan, training plan, resistance management plan
  • Ensure successful execution of the change management plan, including stakeholder engagement, successful change communication and support for training and development planning
  • Ensure Prosci and other industry change management best practices are leveraged for execution and standards are utilized throughout execution
  • Develop innovative communications approaches and tactics that will drive audience engagement and adoption-- aligned with corporate objectives, brand messages and company standards
  • Continually measure the success of our project execution, change adoption efforts, communications strategies and tactics using analytics
  • Work with key stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop communications, including email announcements, presentations, articles, talking points, website copy, video scripts, basic video editing, etc.
  • Conduct and execute on research to ensure messages are relevant, accurate and targeted appropriately
  • Create, organize, and update content in our central repository to ensure it is easily accessible
  • Support the buildout and improvement of Project & Change Management standards and practices to ensure better outcomes

Qualifications/ Experience:
  • 5+ years of experience in project management and change management roles with successful track record of leading large-scale change efforts over multi-year time frames
  • Bachelor’s degree: MS or MBA a strong plus
  • Change Management qualifications (e.g., ADKAR certification) a plus
  • Experience operating within a structured PMO environment and building out new approaches, artifacts, and strategies to improve program implementation
  • Experience with driving large enterprise level programs (requiring large scale change management) and demonstrated strength as an enterprise change agent a plus
  • Experience working with global teams

Skills:
  • Knowledge of standard documentation tools (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, ADO) and able to learn and adapt effectively to new operational tools
  • Excellent communication skills (including written and oral presentation skills) with ability to communicate and adapt communication to all levels of the organization – Executives to front line employees
  • Ability to multi-task and partner effectively with different types of stakeholders (Core Insurance, Support Functions and Business Enablement.)
  • Strong networking and influencing skills, especially in terms of navigating clients organization to coordinate across a large and varied set of stakeholders
  • Ability to quickly develop understanding of new operating model concepts and drive change
  • Strong attention to detail – systematic and strategic thinker who can foresee long term implication and challenges in implementing change through the PMO
  • Willing to challenge the status quo, confident in own ideas while willing/able to take stakeholders’ perspectives; not deterred by executive opposition.
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