Sr. Change Management Professional

Req ID:  96815

Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE US

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary


Our IT change management practice is looking for a Senior Change Management Professional to join the team and help deliver value through the adoption of new technology.  This role will be working on some of our most complex and ambitious initiatives and will be creating the adoption strategies that balance measurable adoption results with rapid, incremental delivery.  A great candidate is one who is quickly able to shift from creating strategic vision with an executive audience to tactical delivery in partnership with working team members.

This is a remote position with limited travel (less than 10%) when current restrictions allow.


  • Build and execute adoption strategies that create measurable impact on user adoption and proactively address resistance risks 
  • Pull from multiple change methodologies to select what will be most effective for the specific stakeholders and initiatives, even if multi-phased and complex
  • Assesses change impact of complex solutions and aligns adoption approach to address impacts in order of risk
  • Focuses on defining success metrics and measurable outcomes for the people side of change
  • Plan and support delivery of core activities related to stakeholder assessment, change impacts, readiness assessments, communication, training and sustainability of the change 
  • Confident working across departments, geographies and building a coalition of support at the local level 
  • Collaborate and support with other change leads across the organization
  • Drives ongoing improvements in the value delivered by the adoption practice


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Senior Change Management Professional position:

  • Equivalent educational experience in business administration, organizational development, behavior, change management, communications or related discipline.  
  • Strong experience in people and change transformation, organizational development, project delivery work or a combination of the above.
  • Experience leading and implementing successful large-scale changes in global organizations
  • Ability to incorporate change strategies with any project methodology (e.g. Agile, waterfall, etc.)
  • Exceptional communication, facilitation and listening skills and ability to connect with all levels in an organization 
  • Proven ability to create a plan in the midst of an ambiguous, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to “connect the dots” across a complex program of adoption needs
  • Experience using measures and analytics to tell the “people” story related to a change both to baseline current state and show progress in future state
  • Desire for working in highly collaborative environment.
  • As this will be an remote role with some occasional business travel requirements.
  • The ideal candidate needs based in UK (or) anywhere within EU member of countries with relevant rights to work in the country they currently live.  

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prosci, CCMP or similar certification desired 
  • Master’s degree (M.A./M.S.) or equivalent strongly preferred.

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement. 


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion. 


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.