Senior Change Partner

Req ID #:  216000

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Memphis, TN, US, 38104 US

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

Job Summary


The Senior Change Management Partner will help deliver value through the adoption of new technology.  The role will work on some of our most complex and ambitious initiatives and will be creating the change management 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.


•    Build and execute change management 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

Job Qualifications


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.  

•    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


Preferred qualifications:
•    Prosci, CCMP or similar certification desired 
•    Master’s degree (M.A./M.S.) or equivalent strongly preferred.
•    Experience working in an Agile environment preferred.

Physical Demands:
•    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work/type at a computer.
•    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
•    Some travel will be required depending on the nature of the transactions and projects.


Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $130,000-$155,000. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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. 
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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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