Randstad Change Manager in Grinnell, Iowa
salary:$50 - $60 per hour
date posted:Wednesday, June 13, 2018
industry:Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting
Randstad is seeking qualified candidates for an exciting opportunity as a Change Manager that will play a key role in ensuring the implementation of initiatives for our client's production sites meet objectives and realize benefits.
This is a contract opportunity with our client, who is a global leader in the field of agriculture and biotechnology.
In this role you will focus on the people side of change, including changes to processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. The primary responsibility will be implementing a change management strategy and plan inclusive of all key change levers: communication, engagement, stakeholder management, training, coaching and mentoring, and reinforcement.
Lead MPS change management initiatives at sites during MPS implementation, in coordination with site leads and other implementation project leaders
Develop understanding of implementation methodology and recommended change management strategy
Create, review and refine content to be leveraged in organization-wide
Develop and execute change management action plan, adapting recommended strategy and inclusive of all change levers: communication, training, stakeholder management and engagement, coaching and mentoring and reinforcement and rewards.
Conduct relevant analysis at the site: Gather key cultural and change readiness insights (through in-depth 1-on-1 interviews, focus groups and surveys) from leadership and operators/technicians at select sites
Measure and report change progress throughout the site implementation, e.g. new behaviors, adoption of new practices and follow up after the implementation to ensure continuing adoption and sustainment
Coach site leadership, as needed, in partnership with HR and in accordance with expectations outlined in change leadership competency
Tailor training documentation to address site specific practices, based on Globally-designed MPS training
Deliver training related to leading change and/or facilitate the delivery of training by subject matter experts
Build a high-impact change champion network or leverage existing networks
Recognize risks to the change and develop and implement action plans
Develop Executive Summary of project progress and benefits delivered, at the site
Lead and facilitate communication/change milestone reviews and workshops during MPS implementation
Influencing: Reputation that commands thoughtful consideration of advice from management at all levels
Leading Change: Opinion leader among peers and team with a pulse on prevalent culture
Continuous Improvement: Open to new and unconventional ideas and approaches
Critical Thinking About the Business: Deep understanding or ability to understand and learn production systems
2018 Production System implementation occurring at Grinnell, IA Can live in area or travel to site.
Time Commitment: Full Time at sites during 6-month site implementation, 4 days on site from Monday morning thru Thursday with the potential to coordinate remotely on Fridays
Travel during outside of implementation will be minimal and as needed for project requirements
7+ years of relevant experience
Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts with demonstrated results
Ability to tailor change messaging and communication channel to identified stakeholder
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