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Change Management Consultant

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Posted: 06/14/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Marketing Job Number: 617378 Country: United States Is job remote?: Yes

Job Description

Change Management Consultant

The Consultant, Change Management role is a key position to interface with senior BU Leaders (and direct reports) primarily within Investments but will also include leaders of other BUs, to provide dedicated consulting support for a Fixed Income strategic transformation. In this role, you will be accountable to building deep understanding of business units, their strategies, and functions, as well as establishing and implementing change management plans to support this complex Fixed Income business transformation. You will bring strong skills associated with senior executive-level communications and messaging, scoping and defining work, and building and implementing communications plans to attain business results in high-risk settings.

This is a 40hour/week, 6 month contract role. You will sit 100% remote.

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Change Management Responsibilities:
Consulting & Change Execution Support
  • Serve as a primary consultant to senior business partners, primarily within Investments but will also include Bus across the firm with a heavy emphasis on change communications
  • Partner with colleagues within the Transformation Office and across the firm to develop and implement change management and communications strategies
  • Build and implement change management strategies to support business objectives to include communications plans and tactics, training plans and materials, etc.
  • Own and drive communications planning and messaging for change initiatives to include long term communications plans based on audiences, talking points, FAQs, internal web sites, Townhalls, e-mail newsletters, etc.
  • Build communications to help employees understand what the change is, how it impacts them, what to expect and what they need to do differently
  • Partner with internal colleagues to develop and implement training programs, resources, and artifacts
Subject Matter Expertise in Change Management
  • Become the subject matter expert in organizational change management, and leads change management strategies, planning, and implementation in partnership with engaged change sponsors, program managers, leadership teams, and other key stakeholder groups.
  • Utilize proven organizational change management techniques and methodologies
  • Understand business strategies, define change sponsor’s vision for change, identify gaps between current and future organizational states, anticipate and address sources of potential resistance, design reinforcement strategies to ensure long-term success of desired organizational changes
  • Provide counsel and when able assess organizational climate and adoption risks—actively engaged to raise visibility into risk
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with other professionals in service of shared internal clients—carry a lens of organizational change management expertise into team conversations and planning related to assigned initiatives
  • Use expertise to translate issues and strategies into actionable plans to ensure consistency
Project Management
  • Complex documentation of change management recommendations, processes, and outcomes (Sponsor Plans, Communication Plans, Engagement Plans, Training Plans, Reinforcement Plans)
  • Management of sponsor and stakeholder relationships, recommendations and individual/group development areas and related coaching
  • Resolution of impediments and resistance to enable forward movement of the agreed-upon change management plans

Change Management Qualifications
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement integrated communications campaigns that lead employees through change
  • Advanced consulting skills with proven experience in Asset Management
  • Build/maintain relationships at all levels
  • Desire to build SME in program topics
  • Ability to leverage SharePoint and other tools as part of communications campaigns
  • Ability to adjust approaches based on audience and situation
  • Ability to adopt new technologies and innovative techniques to engage associates
  • Ability to create easy-to-understand communications to explain complex programs
  • Intermediate-to-advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Working knowledge of project management tools and practices
  • Ability to scope and define work and resource needs
  • Translate strategy into actionable tactics and activities for others
  • Work effectively with leaders at all levels (people manages, mid-level managers, senior managers)
  • Plan effectively and organize/pace the work of others
  • Ability to identify and resolve conflicts (personally, and with others)
  • Facilitation skills (small meetings, large meetings, planning sessions
  • Flexible style to accommodate shifting business priorities and organizational change support needs
  • Manage multiple/competing priorities
  • Prioritize work to meet internal commitments and maintain momentum on numerous simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrated success leading and coaching teams through transformational change using a structured approach (i.e. Prosci, Kotter, GE Change Acceleration Process).
  • Ability to apply and adapt methodologies to unique business environments with experience leading change efforts across various lifecycles: Project, Product, Agile, Six Sigma and Lean
Change Management Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience working with senior leaders within Fixed Income in an Asset Management firm
  • Prior experience building communications around offshoring and/ or investment topics.
  • Prior experience providing management consulting expertise inside a multi-BU corporate setting
  • Prior experience in an investment management firm
  • Certifications including Prosci, Project Management Professional, Lean Six Sigma
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