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Organization Change Management Specialist

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Our client, a Fortune 500 Portland-based outdoor apparel and equipment company, is looking for a Organization Change Management Specialist to join their team for a temporary basis.

Position Summary

The Organizational Change Management (OCM) Lead will lead the planning, development, and delivery of Change Management, Communication & Training for assigned GIS Project(s). Knowledge of OCM best practices, and experience and passion for activities associated with enterprise changes to structure/job roles, systems and processes are essential. 

This role will also ensure internal and external partners, and the project team is receiving the right level of information at the right time through all project phases. Candidate should possess exceptional communication and relationship building skills at all levels of the organization. In addition, they should have the ability to take complex ideas/information and organize it in a simplified manner that is clear and easily understandable. Must be able to work effectively with project stakeholders and team members throughout the OCM process.


 Develop integrated change management, communications and training plans for assigned projects that support the GIS portfolio

 Identify all stakeholders impacted by assigned project(s). Create comprehensive communication plan to address business stakeholder needs.

 Execute change impact workshops for assigned projects to determine key changes within the organization as a result of Global Business Transformation

 Create communication and marketing materials to support assigned project(s)

 Create change readiness materials for highly impacted employees

 Manage consultants that will support their assigned project(s). Provide day to day direction to consultants to ensure appropriate training content is designed and developed including course outlines, course materials (presentations, work instructions, exercises, assessments, etc) and train the trainer materials.

 Work closely with Executive Change Agents to ensure change management, communication and training plans are implemented for assigned project(s)

 Partner within OCM team to provide seamless delivery to audiences that are impacted by multiple projects within the GIS Portfolio\

 Act as internal consultant to develop end-to-end change management strategies and tactical plans using an established change management methodology.


 Bachelor’s Degree required with preferred emphasis in organizational behavior/development, marketing, business; graduate degree preferred

 8+ years broad business experience including direct experience in the implementation of business change initiatives.

 2+ years of ERP implementation experience in a Change Management or Organizational Readiness capacity, preferably in an SAP AFS environment

 2+ years of corporate training program development experience using multiple delivery methods (e-learning, classroom, online help, etc)

 Possess strong leadership skills, business acumen and ability to effectively execute against change management strategies and plans.

 Ability to work collaboratively across teams to drive adoption of complex changes across the organization.

 Demonstrated successful project and program management

 Superior communication, organization and presentation skills.

 Solid understanding of change management, communication and training concepts and best practices.

 Ability to work effectively across wide range of management, teams and cultures/regions

 Excellent high profile written and verbal communication; ability to read, write and speak English a must.

 Ability to operate independently and follow general guidelines.

 High proficiency in using desktop tools for communications and analysis (Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project, Visio, and Publisher).

 Demonstrated ability to produce results with a strong focus on details.

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