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Group Manager – Business Strategy Workstream Organizational Change Management Lead

Avanade

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Boston, Massachusetts, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Dallas, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Houston, Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana, Los Angeles, California, Minneapolis, Minnesota, New York, New York, Phoenix, Arizona, Raleigh, North Carolina, San Diego, California, San Francisco, California, San Jose, California, Seattle, Washington, Tallahassee, Florida, Tampa, Florida

Job Type: Full time

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Group Manager – Business Strategy Workstream Organizational Change Management Lead

Do you create change that reinvents organizations? So do we.

Change doesn't have to be hard. You make it look easy, leading teams, helping businesses picture their ideal destination, and guiding them through the journey. We'll connect you with the ambition, designs, people, tools and tech to make a real difference in our hybrid world.

About You
You are a strategic thinker who knows what motivates people. You face uncertainty calmly and can guide a group with confidence. You love having oversight of the design and implementation of business change initiatives and are driven by realizing results. With your persuasive interpersonal skills and belief in the power of change, you get everyone excited about moving in a new direction. You prioritize what's important, focus on the positives, and know what it takes for companies to leap forward.

About the Role
The Workstream Lead role shapes and manages the overall change strategy for workstreams, strategic initiatives and releases that bring our Business Strategy to life. This role will work with Business Strategy Program Workstream Leads, Growth Office Leadership and Area/Region change networks to provide change management expertise and drive stakeholder engagement.

We expect a degree of flexibility regarding the nature and types of roles undertaken, so a "lean in" attitude is imperative. While managing projects, you'll also mentor and support junior colleagues in their work. We'll count on your expertise to move the leaders and teams forward to accelerate change.

Responsibilities
Owns and/or supports the multi-horizon change strategy and related change activities for a workstream, strategic initiative or release.

Workstream/ Strategic Initiative Change Management
  • Lead development of a comprehensive workstream or strategic initiative change and transition strategy, including plans to support change and transition activities and outcomes that engage leadership
  • Articulate the workstream or strategic initiative’s desired future-state and then help them imagine, build, and sustain the transformation journey map to realize that vision
  • Identify required leadership/stakeholders and enable leadership to implement an effective change process
  • Define and own Change Experiences and Success Factors and change milestones, including a listening strategy / feedback loops
  • Ensure the effective design, development, delivery, and management of communications, working with Internal Communications leads as needed
  • Work with the Program Benefits Tracking lead and Area Change Leads to articulate and track business change benefits
  • Provide input, document requirements, and support the design and delivery of training programs in partnership with Learning & Development

Release Change Support
  • Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness and manage key stakeholders
  • Create release change plans as input into the broader quarterly Business Strategy change and transition plan
  • Assess business and organizational readiness and take action to mitigate change-resistant behaviors
  • Work with functional leaders and region General Managers to support the activation of change activity, implementation of initiatives and tracking of benefits
  • Leverage the Business Strategy Transformation Hero Network (Change Agents) as needed in change planning, focus groups, implementation, etc.
Operational Performance and Delivery Excellence
  • Leverage internal structured methodologies to lead change management activities
  • Apply templates to assess the impact of change on organizations, using assessments of organizational culture, performance and readiness for change
  • Serve as trusted advisor and strategic change management expert to Business Strategy Workstream teams and Executive Sponsors
  • Establish change-success measures, metrics and monitoring

People Support
  • Support others in the organization to execute their unique roles during change
  • Work closely with the Global Business Strategy Change, Communications and Content Leads and Global Growth Office to shape the change strategy and guide its implementation
  • Provide advice, guidance, and coaching to Leadership Teams around change leadership (where needed)

Qualifications
  • 6-8 years+ of enterprise change management experience
  • Change management certification or designation desired; Prosci Certification a plus
  • Consulting / project-based background ideally encompassing some employee experience redesign
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex strategic concepts to a variety of audiences, with strong narrative and story-telling skills
  • Strong analytical and statistical skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of strong personalities
  • Ability to influence, coach and guide leaders where needed

What we offer you
Come for the distinctive experiences you have helping forward-thinking corporations, non-profits, and governments push the boundaries of digital innovation. Stay for the limitless learning opportunities that encourage you to master Microsoft and pursue big ideas. Enjoy ambitious growth for yourself as part of Avanade’s people-first culture with benefits like employee stock purchasing, flexible work arrangements, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and competitive pay.


Avanade requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Avanade will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement on an individual basis.

Compensation for roles at Avanade varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience. As required by local law, Avanade provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York, and Washington as set forth below and information on benefits offered is here.  

Role Location: Range of Starting Pay for role
California: $200,600-$251,000
Colorado: $174,250-$205,000
New York: $213,350-$251,000
Washington: $200,600-$236,000