Business Change Specialist

Job Title: Business Change Specialist
Job Reference: SC/HQ00054895

Location: Cambridge
Job Type: Contract

Salary:
£350 - £400 per day
Sector: IT

Posted 12 days ago

  • Business Change Specialist
  • £400 per day
  • 6 month contract
  • Role based in Cambridge
 

The Role

Working for a global leading semiconductor organisation based in Cambridge you’ll work on projects that span the globe, supporting agile project teams to build consensus for and drive adoption of products that support the entire business not just IT.

 

As an integral member of the IT business change professional practice, you’ll bridge the gap between the business and the projects to ensure that the people-side of IT change is actively led. You’ll support project leaders to create a clear and compelling case for change that resonates with colleagues and leaders, making it relevant and tangible throughout the organisation, keeping the ‘why’ of the change front of mind.

 

In this role you will:
  • Carry out detailed stakeholder analysis to develop an appropriate business change strategy and roadmap for engagement. Beyond this you`ll help to embed the changes and new ways of working and get ownership as we transition to business as usual (BAU).
  • Deliver detailed change impact assessments which examine the changes needed to the way that people work from a role, process, technology, behaviour and cultural perspective.
  • Create and implement change plans, business readiness plans and criteria
  • Recruit and run change networks across the business including SMEs, change agents, business leads and sponsors.
  • Support the teams to deliver engagement activities such as validation workshops and user acceptance testing (UAT)
  • Create innovative and engaging communications collateral and liaise with users to learn how communications and training are landing in the business.
  • Champion the value of actively leading change as part of the wider business change community.
 

Who are we looking for?

You’ll stand out if you can demonstrate how you have delivered large-scale IT enabled change programmes which focused on changes to processes, people, behaviour and culture.
  • You can show when and how you translated change impacts into workable change plans that achieved organisational readiness.
  • You can actively demonstrate a solid grasp of business change theory, tools and methodologies and the people side of change.
  • Your compassionate character allows you to recognise the importance of storytelling to tap into people’s emotional and neurological responses to change and understand what interventions are needed when.
  • You think global and act local. You understand the strategic context and what the local impact of our interventions will be.
  • You have excellent event management and organisational skills.
 

When it comes to ‘softer skills’ and aptitude you are:
  • A superb communicator who is happy working with senior colleagues and partners and can influence them to achieve results.
  • An outstanding teammate who can work multi-functionally and establish relationships with colleagues at all levels across the globe. You value difference and use others’ expertise to help us achieve our goals.
  • A tenacious, resilient and positive personality with high levels of energy and enthusiasm. You`re self-organized and can work at pace often in an environment of ambiguity. You act professionally and remain objective and fair when faced with negativity or challenge.
  • An evangelist, you are a key agent of change who collaborates to set the right culture and behaviours.
  • Aware of your personal impact and influence. You listen to alternative perspectives, evaluate, persuade and carefully shape your work to deliver truly impactful results.
 

 

Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.

 

In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.

 

What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.

 

On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.

 

Where’s the future at?

 

It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.

 

Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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