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Senior Project & Change Manager

The Mom Project
Remote

Our Customer built their name on providing generations of families with wholesome, great-tasting chicken. But today they are so much more. Today, they are innovators uniquely positioned to reshape what it means to feed our world. Today, they not only have the fastest growing portfolio of protein-centric brands, they offer greater transparency into everything they do.

The position is 90% remote. Will be required to travel onsite to either the Shelbyville, TN or Springdale, AR location occasionally to attend onsite meetings and workshops with Customer & vendor. Customer will cover related expenses.

Project & Change Manager:

General Overview

Our Customer is seeking a highly experienced individual for a 12-month contract position. Within this role you will be acting as both Project Manager and Change Manager to manage a 3rd party supplier who has been engaged by our Customer to provide Analysis and Configuration of Global Implementation for Demand Planning, S&OP, Planning & Scheduling for 8 of their Fresh Poultry plants.

As Project Manager:

You will be in charge of schedules, budgets, resources, and deliverables for project. Monitors teams to make sure goals and objectives are being kept. Knowledge of larger landscape without neglecting granular details while tracking project health, staying alert for risk and resolving issues as they arise. Maintains standards and monitors scope with project quality. This project manager will be responsible for coordinating OMP project manager and will be responsible for coordinating activities with Customer’s IT and Business Units.


Responsibilities
• Oversees strategic plan, monitoring and adapting as needed
• Creates project plans
• Maintains project objectives
• Monitors production and quality to customer/stakeholder/sponsor standards
• Identifies and resolves issues and risks
• Reports on project progress, offers viable solutions and opportunities as they arise
• Implements change practices
• Manages resources to make sure schedule is on track
• Portfolio management
• Lead meetings and set expectations for project team
• Maintain budget
• Reporting on projects and portfolios

Competencies
• Bachelor’s degree required; masters preferred
• 10+ years experience in project management, especially larger projects with established firms
• PMP certification required; PMO experience preferred
• Experience in Agile teams
• Proven leadership skills
• Expertise in conflict resolution
• Analytical and strong organizational skills, with excellent verbal and written ability
• Proficiency with related software tools including but not limited to ProjectManager.com, JIRA, MS Excel, etc.

As Change Manager:

Responsibilities

• 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.
• Support communication efforts
Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications.
• Assess the change impact
Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness and identify key stakeholders.
• Support training efforts
Provide input, document requirements and support the design and delivery of training programs.

Additional responsibilities may include:
• Complete change management assessments
• Identify, analyze and prepare risk mitigation tactics
• Identify and manage anticipated resistance
• Consult and coach project teams
• Create actionable deliverables for the five change management levers: communications plan, sponsor roadmap, coaching plan, training plan, resistance management plan
• Support and engage senior leaders
• Coach managers and supervisors
• Support organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities
• Integrate change management activities into project plan
• Evaluate and ensure user readiness
• Manage stakeholders
• Track and report issues
• Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress
• Support change management at the organizational level
• Manage the change portfolio

Skills and Qualifications
• A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process
• Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal including the ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
• Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
• Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations; resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
• Forward looking with a holistic approach
• Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
• Problem solving and root cause identification skills
• Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
• Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
• Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
• Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts
• Change management certification or designation desired
• Must 10+ years experience in project management, especially larger projects with established firms

Education:
Bachelor’s required, MBA strongly preferred

Flexibility Factors:
The position is 90% remote. Will be required to travel onsite to either the Shelbyville, TN or Springdale, AR location occasionally to attend onsite meetings and workshops with Customer & vendor. Customer will cover related expenses.

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Posted: 2018-12-05 Expires: 2019-01-19

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