Group Manager, Organizational Change Management - West Region
Location: Los Angeles, California, Phoenix, Arizona, Portland, Oregon, San Diego, California, San Francisco, California, San Jose, California, Seattle, Washington, Tucson, Arizona
Job Type: Full time
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A Group Manager within the Advisory OCM Practice provides execution and tactical project coordination, with Director oversight and most likely will manage Transformation projects in the ERP/CRM space and team members at the Consultant and Sr. Consultant level while performing the following endeavors:
- Definition of strategic vision and management and measurement of related change journey
- Plans to drive successful adoption of the change within the organization
- Quantitative and qualitative analyses to implement change models
- Development and execution of strategic training plans to prepare individuals for success during and after the change
- Assessment of organizational readiness and current state vs. future state gaps
- Play a key role in business development and expanding Avanade’s footprint at existing clients
We are looking for a Change Management Group Manager to actively participate in providing and managed quality deliverables for our Enterprise/Fortune 1000 clients:
- Management of routine workstreams within the context of a larger project, with keen emphasis on ERP and CRM Transformations
- Lead and coach OCM workstream team members
- Change impact assessment, business readiness and change strategy
- Partner and leadership assessment, engagement and alignment
- Communication strategy, key planning and preparation
- Training strategy with planned and focused content
- Change adoption measures and measurement program
- Engage in collaborative and constructive client dialogue to evaluate progress against program objectives
- Maintain effective and trusting working client relationships to facilitate program success and expansion
- Change Management work plan generation, implementation and process management
Required / Mandatory Qualifications (please read):
Previous relevant management consulting professional services firm experience, preferably with a global management consultancy firm.
- Five+ years of experience in a client facing Change Management role with digital transformation, technical & functional project experience and prior experience with ERP/CRM Transformation
- Relevant undergraduate degree
Preferred Role Qualifications:
- Relevant graduate degree
- A relevant Advanced Degree or an MBA
- Expert in the Microsoft Office product suite
- Experience working in cross-functional and complex, highly matrixed teams
- Outstanding communication and presentation (verbal and written) skills
- Ability to be flexible, demonstrate critical thinking and work effectively in fluid, complex environments