Organizational Change Management Lead

The Organizational Change Management (OCM) Lead is accountable for the planning and delivery of all transformational program related OCM activities. Please apply if you're up for the challenge.
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ABOUT BLUE SKIES CONSULTING (BSC)

Our credo is excellence without compromise. For every engagement. For every client. Whether a new technology initiative, a crucial process improvement opportunity, or an entire business transformation, having the assurance of a high performing team to deliver success has no substitute.  We are complexity specialists.

We integrate strategy and tactics, ensure end-to-end control, and drive results. We orchestrate client success by designing and leading expertly tailored solutions. Because this is our brand, we are proud to be the go-to trusted partners for the world’s leading companies who have come to rely on us to manage their most vital transformation initiatives.

BSC was founded in 2002 by industry veterans with the mission statement of creating a specialized practice for enabling business leaders to succeed at implementing complex transformation projects. The commitment to that mission and a track record of consistently exceeding expectations has propelled BSC to expand into a national practice, and we continue to invest into new markets and capabilities to better serve our clients.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Organizational Change Management (OCM) Lead is accountable for the planning and delivery of all change management activities within the context of a system deployment or business/technical transformation project.  The role provides governance and oversight and is an active member of the project’s core team.  Depending on the project size, this role could encompass filling a lead role to deliver on a specific area of change management in addition to providing overall governance and project management.

CLIENT DELIVERY RESPONSIBILITIES

The OCM Lead would have the following consulting responsibilities at BSC clients:

  • Accountable for planning and delivering the overall change management body of work including Stakeholder Engagement & Communication, Operational Readiness, and Training
  • Lead all Stakeholder Engagement & Communication activities including:
    • Identify and map key stakeholders and create overall strategic and tactical communications plan
    • Utilize available channels such as meetings, message boards, email, video, etc. to deliver messaging
    • Measure levels of awareness and adoption through surveys/interviews
    • Identify and mitigate change impacts to the business resulting from the business/technology transformation
    • Establish and manage a network of change champions
  • Lead all Operational Readiness activities including:
    • Assure the new processes are clearly understood
    • Establish a Super User Community for post-implementation support
    • Prepare the business for all cutover and transitional activities
    • Define/edit clear standard operating procedures
  • Lead all Training activities including:
    • Assess training needs and design curriculum
    • Facilitate the creation of all training materials
    • Prepare trainers to deliver materials
    • Plan and execute all logistics to deliver training
  • Provide governance, oversight, and adherence to the agreed upon strategy or playbook
  • Act as primary point of contact for change-related activities with the core project team and extended stakeholders
  • Proactively identify risks and mitigations
  • Facilitate regular meetings with the OCM team; acts as coach/mentor to team members
  • Track and reports status

BSC EXPECTATIONS

The OCM Lead would have the following expectations as a BSC employee:

  • Meet or exceed BSC billable utilization targets
  • Volunteer and drive internal initiatives within the BSC Journey to Excellence continuous improvement program
  • Proactively participate in BSC recruiting activities
  • Function as an internal Engagement Manager to drive delivery success and build client relationships
  • Meet BSC expectations within the Relationship Sales Program and Targeted Account Selling business development activities

CAPABILITIES

At a minimum, the OCM Lead should have the following key skills. competency levels and personality traits:

 At least 7-10 years of consulting experience (big 4 or equivalent preferred)

  • Expertise in the following areas:
    • OCM best practices
    • Verbal, written, facilitation, and interpersonal interactions at all levels of a global organization
    • Leadership of change management efforts for large-scale system implementation projects
    • Team member coaching
    • Following a prescribed playbook and managing team members to deliver accordingly
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Life Science industry
    • Program/Project Management within global transformational projects
    • SAFe, Agile and Waterfall methodologies
    • Leadership roles as part of global complex enterprise software implementations operating in highly matrixed shared service environments
    • Risk identification and mitigation planning and execution
    • Business process analysis
    • MS Project planning and execution activities
    • Regulatory compliance and/or software validation components of a large program initiative
    • Stakeholder analysis and development of strategic and tactical communication plans
    • Communication channels such as email, audio, video, in-person meetings, and online tools
    • Survey design and analysis to gather levels of awareness and adoption of change programs
    • MS PowerPoint content and creative presentation development
    • Account/Client Management including identifying leads and opportunities, leading sales pursuit teams, writing proposals and closing business
  • Exposure to the following areas:
    • Full technology implementation lifecycle - from planning through ramp up and transitioning the business to a steady state
    • Document control systems
    • Process design and delivery of process and technical training
    • Resource model preparation to support projects
  • Accomplished in clearly communicating complex ideas in written and verbal form coupled with keen emotional intelligence and polished etiquette to deliver insights, manage conflicts with diplomacy, and influence outcomes.
  • Mastery of group dynamics, with demonstrated aptitude for promoting collaboration, engagement from team members, and driving team productivity
  • Poised and mission focused leader who can initiate and drive action in ambiguous circumstances
  • Embraces the role of the servant leader who is passionate about team success, and first to get in the trenches to do the heavy lifting to drive outcomes
  • Disciplined tactician with proficiency in resolving dynamic problems through agility and flexibility
  • Personally invested in continuous improvement and innovation
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field

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