Change Management Consultant

  • Competitive
  • San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 21 Jan 18 2018-01-21

Change Management Consultant

At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

The Change Management Consultant will play a key role in ensuring the successful delivery and adoption of business capabilities through utilization of change management strategies and tactics. This person will focus on changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures using influencing, strong communication and partnership skills to achieve results. The change consultant will work closely with project teams, senior stakeholders and executives, coaching where needed, to drive change efforts over the full duration of projects to encourage adoption early, establish change advocates and ultimately deliver on the end value & ROI earlier.

What would a typical day entail?

  • Ability to apply a structured methodology and lead change management activities.
  • Ability to implement and apply a change management process and tools to create a strategy to support adoption of the changes required by a project or initiative.
  • Lead and support communication efforts - Drive and support the design, development, delivery and management of communications.
  • Assess the change impact - Conduct impact analysis, assess change readiness and identify key stakeholders.
  • Ensures business unit readiness as projects deliver.
  • Support training efforts -Provide input, document requirements and support the design and delivery of training programs.
  • Provide support, coaching and mentoring to other project resources to integrate change management as part of project delivery
  • Develop continuous improvement within the PMO around managing change
Change Management & Planning:
  • Understand business strategy and program/project objectives.
  • Create the overall change management strategy for partner organizations
  • Design and implement change management deliverables/activities such as: readiness assessment, stakeholder's assessment, change impact assessment, champion network, communications plan, training plan, education materials, and user adoption metrics.
  • Integrate change management activities into project plan
  • Participate in requirements gathering process on assigned projects to understand the scale of change.
  • Partner with (business/technical) Project Managers to deliver change plan.
  • Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications (includes all levels).
  • Identify and develop contingency plans to mitigate and address risks within the change plan.
  • Identify and manage anticipated resistance to optimize awareness, adoption and acceptance
  • Support organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities
  • Evaluate and ensure user readiness
  • Communicate with and influence internal and external stakeholders regarding key project objectives and steps to ensure buy-in and gain commitment.
  • Track and report issues with change plans and Business Unit Readiness
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress
Partnership and Leadership:
  • Communicate with and influence internal and external stakeholders regarding key project objectives and steps to ensure buy-in and gain commitment.
  • Guiding others on best practice change management strategies, methodologies, techniques and tools
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate activities to drive adoption, education and increased organizational capability in leading and managing change
  • Ability to spearhead the planning and execution of change management programs
  • Propagating the role of change management within the projects by actively coaching, advising and skilling-up PMO team members to take forward as part of their core responsibilities in project leadership/execution.
  • Train, develop, coach, and mentor project team members.
  • Support and engage senior leaders
  • Coach managers and supervisors
  • Coordinate efforts with other specialists
Organizational Change adoption:
  • Develop, deliver and evaluate activities to drive adoption, education and increased organizational capability in leading and managing change
  • Create the overall change management strategy for partner organizations
  • Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations.
  • Lead ongoing improvements/developments at the department level and change management at the organizational level


Qualifications
What would make a candidate successful in this role?
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years cross-functional, cross-disciplinary change management
  • Business process/continuous improvement, change management and project management expertise
  • General knowledge and ability to apply business practices in the context of project management activities
  • Proven experience managing organization change and communication
  • Strong consulting skills: active listening skills, ability to extract and quickly process key information, summarize key needs or interests of internal customers, and provide targeted and appropriate insights, communication and recommendations.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate appropriate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Strong communication and presentation skills: exhibits professional maturity, confidence and competence. Knows how to summarize and communicate the key points and business case for others to effectively and expeditiously make important decisions
  • Strong interpersonal skills: proven abilities to develop important relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to influence others (without authority) 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
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
  • Proven experience with large-scale organizational change efforts
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Change management certification or designation desired (e.g., PROSCI)
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of FTI products, systems, functions (and Business Units), marketing, and/or service policies and procedures is preferred but not required
  • Other domain-specific knowledge and abilities to be determined
Skills and Abilities:
  • Microsoft products including MS Project, Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint
Problem Solving and Decision Making:
  • Ability to recognize and communicate potential issues impacting the organization
  • Effectively applies consultation skills to solve problems independently
  • Makes decisions with limited impact on own work and possibly the work of others
  • Oversees the development of solutions to a variety of business issues and ensures the solutions are consistent with organizational objectives
Supervisory Responsibility:
  • May have direct and indirect staff (i.e. project team) supervisor responsibilities.
Travel Requirements:
  • May be required to travel to Franklin Templeton offices, customer, or vendor locations
What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards -the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:
  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center
  • Onsite cafeteria

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Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at http://www.franklintempletoncareers.com/ to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.

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