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Change Management Associate Project Manager

Company: KARL STORZ Endoscopy - America
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Company: KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. (KSEA)

Job Code: 12559

Pay Grade: TBD

Description

KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG based in Tuttlingen, Germany, is a family-owned, global company committed to benefiting humanity by advancing medical technology through innovation and education.

For more than 75 years, KARL STORZ has been dedicated to earning its international reputation as a leader that designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets all its products with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship, and clinical effectiveness.

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc. (KSEA) has launched an initiative toward continuous improvement and efficiency. Some elements of this initiative are grass roots in nature, and others are strategic. Many of the elements will require significant problem solving, technology, outside expertise and other forms of work which should be managed professionally in the form of projects to increase their success rate.

We are currently seeking a Change Management Associate Project Manager who will serve as a member of the Value Delivery Office. This role is responssible for executing change management for company-wide projects and support developing a stronger change management culture.

This position will be based in El Segundo (Los Angeles), CA with an opportunity to work remote 2-3 days a week.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Apply Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM) or equivalent change management methodology and lead change management activities
  • Apply a change management process and tools to create a strategy to support adoption of the changes required by a project or initiative.
  • Support communication efforts
  • Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications.
  • Assess the change impact
  • Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness and identify key stakeholders.
  • Support training efforts
  • Provide input, document requirements and support the design and delivery of training programs.
  • Additional responsibilities may include:
  • Complete change management assessments
  • Identify, analyze and prepare risk mitigation tactics
  • Identify and manage anticipated resistance
  • Consult and coach project teams
  • Create actionable deliverables for the five change management levers: communications plan, sponsor roadmap, coaching plan, training plan, resistance management plan
  • Support and engage senior leaders
  • Coach managers and supervisors
  • Support organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities
  • Coordinate efforts with other specialists
  • Integrate change management activities into project plan
  • Evaluate and ensure user readiness
  • Manage stakeholders
  • Track and report issues
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress
  • Support change management at the organizational level
  • Manage the change portfolio
    Requirements

    Our successful candidate will have excellent written and spoken business communication skills. They will also have demonstrated success working in a collaborative, service-oriented team environment.

    Additional requirements include, but are not limited to:
    • BS/BA
    • Advanced change management certification (AIM, Managed Change)
    • 5+ years relevant work experience
    • Experience with complex software projects
    • Experience working with MS Project
    • Sound foundation in IT solutions
    • 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
    • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts
      Preferred
      • ERP (SAP) application experience
      • MS Project Server
      • Understanding of process improvement, accounting / finance principles and operations
      • ERP (SAP) application experience
      • Healthcare, medical device or a related industry experience
      • Prior experience working with global organizations
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        Vaccine requirements at KARL STORZ due to COVID-19
        KARL STORZ is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and therefore we require the COVID-19 vaccine for all of our employees unless otherwise due to an underlying medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs. During the interview process, we encourage you to ask how COVID-19 may impact the role you are seeking and if you require a reasonable accommodation regarding the vaccine requirement see below on the process for requesting accommodation. Please click here to learn more about our overall response to COVID-19.

        Employee Benefits Program Overview for U.S. Locations
        • Medical / Dental / Vision including a state of the art wellness program and pet insurance, too!*
        • 3 weeks' vacation, 10 holidays plus paid sick time*
        • 401K retirement savings plan providing a match of 60% of the employee's first 6% contribution
        • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
        • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance
        • Tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 per year
        • Fitness reimbursement up to $200 annually
        • Employee referral program of up to $2,000 per hire
        • And much more!
          *Field sales, internships and part-time employees are not eligible except for where required by state law.
          Non-employees, including temporary workers and consultants, are not eligible to participate in KARL STORZ benefits program.

          KARL STORZ reserves the right to change or modify the employee's job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. Additionally, KARL STORZ, through its supervisors, may require an employee to perform duties outside their normal description within the sole discretion of the supervisor. Employee must comply will all applicable KARL STORZ policies and procedures.

          Equal Employment Opportunity & Reasonable Accommodation Statement
          KARL STORZ is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills and unique experiences. To achieve this goal, we are committed to diverse voices and all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic. KARL STORZ is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. Should you need assistance or accommodation please email us at TaleoAdministrator@karlstorz.com.

          Notice to Employment Agencies
          This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by KARL STORZ's Human Resources team. Human Resources will reach out to our preferred, contracted agency partners in the rare instance additional talent options are required. Your respect for this process is appreciated. KARL STORZ does not accept unsolicited Agency resumes. Resumes received which were unsolicited by KARL STORZ Human Resources department will be ineligible for referral fees.

Keywords: KARL STORZ Endoscopy - America, Santa Monica , Change Management Associate Project Manager, Executive , Santa Monica, California

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