Change Management (OCM) – Senior Manager

Grant Thornton 12/6/2018 4:38:01 PM
JOB ID: 041476 Specialty:
Chicago, Illinois




Grant Thornton is a collaborative, entrepreneurial firm on the move! As part of a dynamic, global organization of more than 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.

Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, and transform value today, so our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Our advisory practice creates holistic solutions delivered by innovative, curious professionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients.

Grant Thornton’s Advisory business lines are designed to create, protect, and transform value. Transaction Services (create value) works hand-in-hand with Business Consulting and Technology (transform value) and Business Risk Services (protect value). Our Business Consulting and Technology Practice consists of Financial Management, Strategy & Performance Improvement, Technology Strategy and Management and Technology Solutions.

Within our Strategy & Performance Improvement service line, sits our Organizational Change Management (OCM) group. Senior Managers in this group will assist our clients during various transformation initiatives.

Key engagement opportunities specific to OCM include, but are not limited to:

Technology implementations
Program development and implementation
Business Process Re-engineering
Mergers and acquisitions
Corporate policy deployment and training


Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required; focus in Organizational Development, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or Business Administration preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in culture assessment, communications planning and/or execution, stakeholder engagement, job role design or training planning and/or execution etc.
Motivate others to perform at maximum efficiency without sacrificing quality of the services delivered
Ability to think independently, maintain a professional demeanor, and a willingness to work in a collaborative environment.
Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work according to schedules and work plans, willingness to ask good questions and request help as needed.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work additional hours to meet aggressive deadlines as needed.
Effective listening and comprehension skills.
Must be willing to take initiative, be proactive on engagements, and be decisive.
Comfortable presenting information to large groups of people, facilitating meetings, and leading group discussions.
Ability to analyze large sets of data and communicate findings to others.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Visio, Word, Excel, and Project).
Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels.
Assist partners and senior management on proposals and business development calls.
Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements.
Demonstrated ability to manage work efforts in a collaborative and fast-paced environment.
Ability to adjust to shifting priorities.
Willingness to travel up to 75%.

Preferred Qualifications:
Certification in change management methodology (e.g. Prosci, ASTD, etc.)
Master's Degree in Organizational Development, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or Business Administration.

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Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.56 billion and operates 58 offices across the United States with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

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Requisition ID: 041476

Chicago, IL
Chicago, Illinois