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Senior Change Management Professional

Req ID #:  42445

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

For nearly 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 wellbeing 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

We are seeking a Senior Change Management Professional for our Information Technology group. The senior change professional role will be focused on sizing complex change efforts and building multi-phases plans to enable the adoption of solutions to prioritized business problems.


  • Completing work assignments as fast as possible to the quality necessary
  • Participating in a high-performance team



  • Agrees goals for role with manager
  • Performs work assignments given by manger, to the quality required and in the agreed time
  • Drives ongoing improvements in the value delivered by the adoption practice
  • Reports performance metrics for role to manager
  • Utilizes and refines the adoption methodology
  • Builds plans that support business adoption of complex, multi-phases and/or cross-business solutions to prioritized business problems
  • Assesses change impact of complex solutions
  • Supports training efforts
  • Gives direction to more junior team members or consultants as needed on larger/complex adoption efforts
  • Acts in the best interest of the company and is a steward of company assets


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


Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in business administration, organizational development, behavior, change management, communications or related discipline.  Master’s degree (M.A./M.S.) or equivalent strongly preferred.


Experience: Minimum 7 years related experience in people and change transformation, organizational development, project delivery work or a combination of the above.



  • Managing WIP (including reducing multi-tasking
  • Communication skills – oral and written
  • Giving feedback to manager, peers and team members
  • Customer service skills
  • Expert knowledge of methodologies and tools relevant to change, including application of these for various situations
  • Understanding of regulations applicable to adoption services (GxP, SOX, GDPR, etc)
  • Personal Skills:
    • Ability to “connect the dots” across a complex program of adoption needs
    • Excellent facilitation and active listening skills
    • Desire for working in highly collaborative environment

Certification/Licensure: Change management certification strongly preferred.

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.


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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016. For more information, please visit


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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