Senior Manager, Organizational Design at Ceridian

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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Ceridian is a global leader in Human Capital Management technology. Simply put, we allow our customers to do the most complex things well (HR, Payroll, Benefits Administration, Workforce Management and Talent Management) and do them to scale.

Makes Work Life Better™ is our brand promise, not only to our customers, but to our employees as well. Our flagship platform, Dayforce, helps leaders make smart decisions based on data, strategy and intelligence that create value and maximize productivity.

How do we make work life better?
  • By delivering an award-winning product, conceptualized and developed by award-winning leaders, that result in award-winning customer employee experiences
  • By hiring highly innovative, diverse talent that fully embraces and embodies our core values in everything they do: Customer Focus, Equity, Shared Ambition, Agility, Transparency, Optimism
  • By using modern technology, such as voice-activation with Dayforce Assistant and access to your money as soon as you earn it with Dayforce Wallet to stay in rhythm with the evolving demands of our 4 million global users
We understand that no matter where you are, choosing a new employer is always one of life's most stressful events. We encourage you to check us out at Ceridian.com to learn more about how we are impacting the world of work for our customers, employees and you!

Location: For this role we are open to remote work located anywhere within the United States and Canada.

About the Opportunity:
The Senior Manager, Organizational Development will provide an expert level of support to the company's effort to develop their system-wide capacity for effectiveness and global growth using principles of organization and social sciences. This position will work closely with the leader of Organization Development to identify and address impactful modifications to the company's structure, decision making, processes and capabilities in support of the company's short- and long-range strategic plans.

What you'll get to do:

  • Contracts, leads and provides coaching on large scale change management and organization design initiatives. Applies change methodologies and tailors them to specific projects and initiatives. Draws on research, best practices and experiences and incorporates them into current and future solutions.
  • Supports the organizational design efforts (e.g., information flow, governance models, goals & metrics, process reengineering, organizational restructuring, culture activation) across the organization to ensure the alignment and/or the enablement of business strategy to improved business outcomes with significant ownership of elements of the work product.
  • Develops meaningful relationships with critical stakeholders, understands their diverse needs, expectations, concerns, and capabilities. Uses adaptive techniques and messaging to motivate and influence
  • Works with function leadership and HR business partners to build the case for proposed changes. Gains alignment for recommended actions and leverages internal/external resources to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Applies understanding of business goals, gaps, and opportunities to guide client teams in creating, translating, applying, and aligning structure to strategy to improve business results and organizational culture.
  • Provides analysis to inform and understand the implications of strategic choices on the business and people. Engages with HR business partners and business leaders throughout the organization to validate organizational diagnostics.
  • Designs strategies to encourage, develop, and support the ability of project sponsors, leaders, and people managers in leading through change. Provides objective feedback, challenges assumptions with courageous professionalism, and takes a stand even when doing so is unpopular.
  • Keeps abreast of strategic shifts, emerging organizational changes and macro trends in key metrics to proactively surface recommendations for improvements.
  • Evaluates and measures the impact of OD interventions to ensure desired outcomes are achieved and lessons learned are shared; adjusts as necessary based on feedback.
  • Accountable for the continuous improvement of the change management program and tools. Partners with L&D to ensure training is available to support.
  • Master's degree in Organizational Development, Communications, Education, Business Administration, Human Relations or a related field
  • 6+ years of direct experience in Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior or Organizational Change Management
  • Experience working in highly complex global environments; with rapidly changing priorities, confronting challenges directly and influencing stakeholders
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal/influence skills in dealing with multiple levels of management, develop relationships within the organization, and leverage the formal and informal organizational structure to assist in goal achievement
  • Excellent analytic, problem solving and coaching skills, with the ability to take a thoughtful data driven approach to addressing challenge
  • Ability to think strategically and develop systems, processes and programs that are simple yet effective with the willingness to be hands on
  • Demonstrated experience designing and delivering complex organizational change initiatives
  • Previous experience working with global co-located client groups
  • Proven facilitation of senior leadership level


Skills and Experience we value:

  • Master's degree in Organizational Development, Communications, Education, Business Administration, Human Relations or a related field
  • 6+ years of direct experience in Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior or Organizational Change Management
  • Experience working in highly complex global environments; with rapidly changing priorities, confronting challenges directly and influencing stakeholders
  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal/influence skills in dealing with multiple levels of management, develop relationships within the organization, and leverage the formal and informal organizational structure to assist in goal achievement
  • Excellent analytic, problem solving and coaching skills, with the ability to take a thoughtful data driven approach to addressing challenge
  • Ability to think strategically and develop systems, processes and programs that are simple yet effective with the willingness to be hands on
  • Demonstrated experience designing and delivering complex organizational change initiatives
  • Previous experience working with global co-located client groups
  • Proven facilitation of senior leadership level


Ceridian is fueled by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and consider and embrace ALL individuals and what makes them unique. We believe our employees should be happy and healthy, with peace of mind and a sense of fulfillment. We provide our employees with comprehensive benefits for various life circumstances and needs, great opportunities for career development, and a balanced lifestyle to achieve personal and professional success. We encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a Ceridian Recruiter with a @ceridian.com email directly from our organization.
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More Information on Ceridian
Ceridian operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Minneapolis, MN, Fountain Valley, CA and St. Petersberg, FL. Ceridian was founded in 1992. It has 7000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees, Daily sync and Open door policy. To see all 85 open jobs at Ceridian, click here.
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