Change & OD Manager-Permanent (JHB)
Change Managers help organisations meet business objectives by focusing on the people side of change including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. The Change Manager works to drive faster adoption, greater utilization and higher proficiency around changes impacting employees so that that business disruption is managed.
Apply a structured change management approach and methodology to manage the people impacts caused by projects and Organisational change efforts.
Develop a change management strategy based on a situational awareness of the details of the change and the groups being impacted by the change.
Identify potential people impacts, risks and develop specific plans to mitigate or address the concerns.
Conduct readiness assessments, evaluate results and present findings in a logical and easy-to-understand manner.
Develop a set of actionable and targeted change management plans - including stakeholder and communication plan, impact management plan, training plan and resistance management plan.
Support the execution of plans by employee-facing managers and business leaders and coach them on managing impacts and resistance.
Be an active and visible coach to executive leaders who are change sponsors.
Create and manage measurement systems to track adoption and proficiency of individual changes.
Identify anticipated points of resistance and manage this to acceptance and adoption, or implement corrective action.
Help manage the project team capability and morale with the Programme Lead.
Work with project teams to integrate change management activities into the overall project plan.
Work with communication, training, HR and OD specialists within the team and business in the formulation of particular plans and activities to support project implementation.
Guide sponsors and programme leaders in tracking progress and risks, celebrating successes and ensuring sustainability of the change and team capability.
The Change Specialist overseas the change landscape, working with many levels of stakeholders to enable change success. They also act as a coach for senior leaders and executives in helping them fulfil the role of change sponsor and support project teams in integrating change management activities into their project plans.
BDegree or National Diploma in Organisational Psychology, Human Resources, Business Science or related field
Prosci/ ACMP / CCMP would be ideal
Experience and Skills:
5 or more years' experience as a Change Manager
Management Consulting exposure and experience
Knowledge of Commercial and Employment Legislation applicable within South Africa
Project Management and Planning ability
MS Office including: Excel; Project; PowerPoint
Strong HR or Organizational Change exposure