Change Management Spec Lead/Scrum Master

Columbus, OH

Employment Type: Contract/Contract to Hire Industry: Information Technology Compensation: $90 - $110/hour

Russ Hadick & Associates, named by Forbes as one of the top 100 recruiting firms in the country, has partnered with a Columbus client to fill their Change Management Spec Lead/Scrum Master position. The incumbent will play a key role in ensuring projects meet objectives by increasing employee adoption and usage while focusing on the “people” side of change – changes to business processes, systems, technology, job roles, and organization structures. The primary responsibility in this role will be creating and implementing change management strategies and tactical plans that maximize employee adoption while minimizing resistance and disruption to business operations.

Principal Accountabilities: 

- Lead through tactical execution of change management activities for large scale change initiatives 
-Apply a structured change management process and tools to create change management strategy and plans 
-Develop change management strategy and gain appropriate buy-in and sign-off 
-Lead the design, development, delivery and management of stakeholder management plans, communication plans, resistance management plans, engagement plans 
-Lead design, development, delivery and management of other change efforts as required based on project including job role mapping, change impacts, training strategy, and executive engagement 
-Conduct change assessments as required to define and document change impacts 
-Develop, analyze, and report on change readiness assessments 
-Identify and document key stakeholders, conduct regular assessment, and report out of stakeholder status by stakeholder groups 
-Provide input and support for the design and delivery of training programs 
-Develop and manage risk mitigation tactics 
- Consult and coach project teams 
-Develop and manage activities to engage senior leaders 
-Coach managers and supervisors 
-Establish and coordinate change champion networks as required 
-Coordinate efforts with other change management resources as required 
-Partner with Corporate Communications, HR, Workforce Readiness, and other enterprise organizations as required 
-Work with PMO to integrate change management activities into project plan as required 
-Track and report change management issues and risks 
-Define and measure project specific change management success metrics and monitor change progress 
-Active participation in Change Management Community of Practice 

Minimum Requirements: 
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, IT, Communications or related field. Associate’s Degree and two years of change management experience 
Experience: Ten or more years of change management experience; experience as change management lead on multiple large-scale organizational change efforts required. 

License: Change management certification or designation required. Advanced degree a plus. 


Skill Requirements:
-A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process 
-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 messages to a variety of audiences 
-Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships 
-Ability to influence others 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 
-Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle


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