Mergers & Acquisitions / Change Management Lead

| Charlotte, NC
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Title: Mergers & Acquisitions / Change Management Lead

Business Unit: Change Management

Location: Charlotte, NC - Boston, MA- New York, NY- Chicago, IL

Barings is a leading global financial services firm dedicated to meeting the evolving investment and capital needs of our clients and customers. Through active asset management and direct origination, we provide innovative solutions and access to differentiated opportunities across public and private capital markets. A subsidiary of MassMutual, Barings maintains a strong global presence with business and investment professionals located across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Job Summary

Effective change management empowers the speed of the business, reduces risk, and enables adoption while strengthening employee connectivity with by designing and delivering a client-centric, friction-free change experience. We are seeking an experienced Change Management Lead to join our highly collaborative organization. We are looking for someone who is a driver of change, has an agile mentality and is passionate about helping people adapt to change. The Change Management Lead will play a key role in ensuring projects (change initiatives) meet objectives on time by increasing employee adoption and usage. This person will focus on the people side of change - including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organizational structures. The Change Management Lead will also serve as a mentor for senior managers and executives to help them perform the role of supporter of change. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance. The Change Management lead will work to drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilization and greater proficiency of the changes that affect employees in the organization to increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Ability to establish and maintain trust, credibility and build strong relationships.
  • Ability to operate at a strategic level and deep-dive, as needed, into operational / tactical detail.
  • Applies a structured methodology and lead change management activities as well as a process and tools to create a strategy to support adoption of the changes required by a project or initiative
  • Assess the current state of change activity across all programs; identify strengths and opportunities for improvement and deliver a set of best practice recommendations
  • Assesses the change impact and conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness, and identify key stakeholders
  • Change management certification (such as PROSCI) or other designation desirable
  • Collaborate with business owners, process SMEs, and other stakeholders to review the current state against proposed future state processes & systems
  • Coordinates with stakeholders to include change management practices into project plans
  • Creates and implements strategic communications, change management, workforce analytics, and HR technology deliverables including but not limited to slide decks, road maps, organizational design, etc.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently while maintaining attention to detail
  • Develop training and communication recommendations based on global change management strategy
  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts.
  • Flexibility to work in ambiguous situations, highly matrix environments, and support other cross program work-streams, as vital.
  • High level of integrity, energy and sense of urgency to make things happen.
  • Identifies and connects groups influenced by the introduction and modifications
  • Identifies and expresses the transition and impacts from the viewpoint of individuals, procedures, strategies, and structures through stakeholders
  • Organized, with a natural inclination for both strategic and tactical planning and turn strategy into tangible deliverables.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication and presentation skills, to audiences of varying seniority.
  • Participate in design workshops to assess change impacts, by conducting impact analyses and other change management assessments
  • Past experience with agile delivery models
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills.
  • Provide guidance to ensure the Transformation change management approach will support the successful, holistic, delivery of the Transformation Program and long-term sustainable outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels within the organization including senior management,
  • Strong understanding of how people journey through change, as well as the change process.
  • Collaborate with other program managers to set project priorities and milestones and drive delivery.
  • Influence design and development of strategic processes.
  • Work with managers and business leaders to support critical communication efforts and impact business initiatives.
  • Manage possible post-launch support plans (e.g., post-mortem, lessons learned) and look for opportunities to improve program quality and operational excellence.

  • 6+ years of experience carrying out change management tasks for sophisticated, global organizations including, but not limited to organizational change, organizational design, business process management, system implementations/upgrades and operational excellence
  • Experience leading the development and delivery of comprehensive, concrete change management and engagement plans for initiatives including change impact assessments, readiness assessments, stakeholder analysis, engagement strategies, change agent networks, communication plans and adoption measurement
  • Experience working in a high-paced, project/team oriented, preferably agile environment
  • Excellent leadership skills with an ability to establish and maintain positive relationships; influence partners in written and oral communications and able to work effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Outstanding leadership facilitation experience to drive senior-level alignment and adoption
  • Strong shown understanding and experience with change frameworks, methodologies, and tools
  • Experience in large and sophisticated corporate environments running technology and process change efforts including wide range of initiatives such as system implementations, upgrades, process redesign, efficiency tools, organizational change and performance improvement and effectiveness
  • Ability to work in ambiguous situations; be forward looking, resilient, flexible, and adaptable
  • Change Management Professional Certification/Project Management Professional Certification
  • Experience working in an Agile environment (ideally Scrum) and applying Agile Change Management
  • Experience in Investment Platform Change Initiatives.
  • Leadership facilitation experience to drive senior-level alignment for change
  • Experience with a full lifecycle of user-based innovation (applying design thinking or UX principles)
  • Experience with global implementations
  • Bachelor's degree in Organizational Behavior/Development, Organizational Psychology, Communications or equivalent
  • Ability to travel if need emerges (less than 10% of time)

Barings is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer; Minority/Female/Age/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

Barings offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical (including Virtual Care), Prescription, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Fitness Center Reimbursement Program (Including Online Memberships)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Fertility Benefits

  • 401(k) Plan w/Company Match
  • Pension Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Company Contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Health Care & Dependent Care
  • Retirement Health Reimbursement Account

  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Spouse and Child Life Insurance

  • Paid Vacation, Sick Days and Annual Holidays
  • Paid Leave of Absences (Maternity Leave, Parental Leave, Caregiver Leave, Bereavement Time)
  • Short and Long Term Disability Plans
  • Paid Volunteer Time

  • Education Assistance Program
  • Charitable Matching Gifts Program
  • Commuter Reimbursement Program
  • Adoption and Surrogacy Reimbursement Program
More Information on Barings
Barings operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Charlotte, NC. Barings was founded in 2022. It has 1777 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 31 open jobs at Barings, click here.
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