Change Management Lead

Great West Retirement Denver, CO
Position Highlights

Do you want to make a big impact in a dynamic and growing organization that is empowering people to save enough today for a secure retirement? If you love creating large scale change in an organization with over 100 years of success, read on.

The change management leader will be responsible for partnering with business leaders to transform the organization by successfully leading the adoption of critical change initiatives. You will help create an environment that embraces change by operating as a change agent using change management skills and approaches to drive the adoption technology, process reengineering and organizational change. You will work closely with change and business leaders, to lead changes that will improve our associate experience and the service we provide to our clients.

In this role, you will coach and lead project teams and leaders in organizational and individual change activities. You will have the opportunity to help create the vision for change initiatives, lead the identification and assessment of impacts, and help create strategies and plans to help change adoption. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to increase awareness and understating of change by leading training and education opportunities by being deeply embedded in the business.

Primary Responsibilities

Developing Change Strategies

* Developing a change management strategy and plan in partnership with business sponsors to identify the change vision and approach for driving business objectives.

* Facilitate the creation of the change story with change sponsor and project team

* Working closely with business sponsors to enable them to actively lead and reinforce change initiatives

Leading Change Management Activities

* Working closely with project managers and business leaders to align change management plan with program/project plan

* Identify stakeholder impacts and areas of resistance

* Assess change readiness and develop activities to enable stakeholders to embrace change, including communications, training, coaching and reinforcement

* Lead the development effective communication strategies and communication plans to help shift mindset

* Provide coaching to business leaders, sponsors and project leaders on effective change management activities

* Define and help administer change readiness assessments to understand change adoption and create strategies address change risks

* Establish and lead change networks to create broad business engagement

* Participate in business leadership meetings and project team meetings

Reinforcing change

* Partner with business leaders to understand change adoption and develop reinforcement plan

* Identify areas of resistance and problem solve Implement solutions accelerate adoption of change

Qualifications

We Require You Have:

* Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field preferred

* 2-5 years of change management experience

* Ability to engage at all levels of the organization – SVP to associate

* Strong communication skills

* The ability to create compelling and effective presentations

* Ability to build strong partnerships with all levels of managers

* Strong facilitation skill

* Critical thinking skills

* Problem solving skills

We Hope that You Have:

* Experience working in the financial services industry

* Certifications in change management or program management

About Great-West Financial

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,700 global associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you're interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We're an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We're also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.