Change Management Specialist - Oak Brook , Illinois, United States, 60523

Job Summary Reporting to the Leader of Change Management, the Change Management Specialist will play a key role in ensuring major transformation projects (change initiatives) meet objectives on time and on budget by increasing employee adoption and usage. This person will focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance. The change manager will work to drive faster implementation, higher ultimate utilization of and proficiency with the changes that impact employees. These improvements will increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes. While the Change Management Specialist does not have supervisory responsibility, this person will have to work through many others in the organization to succeed. The Change Management Specialist will act as a coach for senior leaders and executives in helping them fulfill the role of change sponsor. The Change Management Specialist may also provide direct support and coaching to frontline managers and supervisors as they help their direct reports through transitions. The Change Management Specialist will also support project teams in integrating change management activities into their project plans. Responsibilities Ensure business is prepared for anyall changes andor impacts throughout project lifecycle by creating change vision and strategy design, planning, and execution of programproject (stakeholder mapping, communications approach, and engagement plan) Apply a structured methodology and lead change management activities - Apply a change management process and tools to create a strategy to support adoption of the changes required by a project or initiative. Assess the change impact - Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness and identify key stakeholders. Actively assess and manage risk remove reduce barriers towards realizing goals, ensuring mitigating actions are in place managed Measure and monitor change status reporting, providing visibility on status against milestones, and transparency of risks and issues Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve alignment of change scope, as well as develop and execute change, communication, and training strategy and plans Facilitate training workshops with multi-disciplinary client teams, at all levels of the organization Lead and support communication and learning efforts - Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications to create awareness, proactively manage resistance to change, and help ensure user readiness. Ensure consistency within the messaging across the transformation efforts. Keep abreast of current change management practices, and being both an advocate and thought leader for the discipline Challenge and coach senior client executives to become better change leaders Qualifications Experience Strong understanding of change management principles, methodologies, and leading practices with previous experience with large scale organizational change efforts Proven Change Management expertise with extensive and demonstrable project experience supporting large-scale organizational change efforts Recognized Change Management accreditation (i.e. APMG, Prosci) preferred Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification required Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite and experience leveraging tools to develop work plans, articulate complex issues, analyze data, and structure information Organized with a natural inclination for planning both strategy and tactics Ability to develop strategic communication plans, socialize them, and deploy them Proactive individual able to operate efficiently in a fast-paced environment Experience of facilitating workshops and engaging with stakeholders at all levels and functions of the business Strong writtenoral communication interpersonal skills Excellent stakeholder management skills, and the ability to work across the organization to break down silos and help the business think like and communicate like a cohesive entity Quick learner with the ability to manage multiple initiatives and adjust to changing priorities, and meet strict deadlines Able to quickly forge effective working relationships with a variety of personalities Please submit your resume for consideration. Once submitted, feel free to contact Sanka at for additional information. Approx. Duration 6 months About Hired by Matrix Hired by Matrix, Inc. founded in 1986, is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) dedicated to providing the highest quality of job opportunities to our candidates and staffing services to our clients. We are a full service staffing firm with experience recruiting and delivering for IT, Accounting Finance, Administrative Clerical, Clinical Scientific, and Marketing disciplines. Our long history in the staffing industry and dedication to excellence are the key differentiators that have fueled our success for over 30 years. As the staffing industry evolves, Hired by Matrix Inc. continues to develop and grow. By combining our expertise with a keen understanding of each client's needs, we are able to source for the most qualified candidates. 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