Change Management Specialist at Magna International (Detroit, MI)

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Group Description

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We're the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we're more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it's our talented people who lead us on this journey.

Role Summary

The Change Management Specialist will play a key role in increasing employee adoption through the definition and support of various change management initiatives. Focusing on the people side of change, the incumbent will provide organizational change management (OCM) services which include strategic planning, execution, and reporting as it relates to new technology, processes, and behaviors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand and articulate what is required to engage stakeholders through technology, process, and behavioral changes
  • Create strategies to support the change effort which include recommendations for change related approaches, activities, and deliverables
  • Apply change management processes and tools to support the adoption required by a project or initiative to maximize return on investment
  • Conduct impact analyses to understand that change journey, identifying potential resistance and mitigation tactics
  • Evaluate method and cadence for assessing and reporting out change readiness at various stages throughout a project
  • Create communications strategies and plans that address stakeholder groups, key messaging, approach, and delivery mechanisms
  • Provide input, document requirements, create strategies, and support the design and delivery of training programs
  • Integrate change management activities into project plan, tracking completion of all agreed-upon OCM deliverables and key activities
  • Coordinate efforts with other OCM professionals and support resources
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress


Key Qualifications/Requirements

  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the commitment 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
  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Automotive and technology business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Proficient with Microsoft office and other collaboration tools
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines


Knowledge and Education

  • Diploma or Degree(s) in from an accredited institution or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Change management certification or designation desired.


Work Experience

Organizational change management experience in a technology environment an asset

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

For dedicated and motivated employees, we offer an interesting and diversified job within a dynamic global team together with the individual and functional development in a professional environment of a global acting business. Fair treatment and a sense of responsibility towards employees are the principle of the Magna culture. We strive to offer an inspiring and motivating work environment.

We offer attractive benefits (e.g. employee profit participation program) and a salary which is in line with market conditions depending on your skills and experience.
Regular travel up to 25% of the time.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That's why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.
More Information on Magna International
Magna International operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Novi, MI and Troy, MI. Magna International was founded in 1957. It has 29806 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 25 open jobs at Magna International, click here.
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