Senior Organizational Change Manager (ro-926)

4070 Basel
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End Date: 
2017-06-06 15:40
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Project Background

launched a company-wide initiative to ensure adequate compliance with the upcoming European Union General Data Privacy Regulations (GDPR) by May 2018. The
​OCM Lead plays a key role in supporting the GDPR Program to embed this important change in the organization and ensure a successful rollout for a relevant data protection process and organization framework.
We are looking for a problem-solving and self-directed individual with a can-do attitude and extensive ​organizational change management experience ​establishing a change agent network, creating tactical plans, and supporting the implementation from a communications and training perspective. The individual has ideally a data privacy background.


General Information

IMPORTANT: We are looking for a senior experienced OCM (not a project manager). The candidate needs to have at least 8 years of experience and if possible recent Pharma experience. 

  • Start date: 01.07.2017 (latest start date: 31.07.2017) 
  • End date: 31.12.2017 
  • Extension: may be possible 
  • Work location: Basel 
  • Work load: 80-100% 
  • Working hours: Flexibility in hours required to work with regional project team members located in different time zones around the world 
  • Remote: not possible 
  • Department: IT Security Quality & Privacy (FIQ) 


Tasks & Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for defining, overseeing, and executing communication and change management program supporting the rollout of new data privacy regulation, impacting all global functions and departments, incl. IT, HR, Marketing, Research. 
  • Accountable for and supporting the implementation of OCM activities, incl. events, ​information, and ​training sessions 
  • Design and management of communication and change management plans for entire project 
  • Oversee set up and management of global and local change agent network 
  • Lead change agents, instructional designers, and subject matter experts 
  • Create and manage metrics and report on project level metrics and relevant KPIs 
  • PROSCI or equivalent Change Management Certification Project Management Certification 
  • 8+ years of experience in full life cycle of two or more larger scale global Organizational Change Management projects in a complex matrix environment 
  • Excellent communication skills, stakeholder management skills, influencing and negotiating skills and flexibility 
  • Significant experience in managing internal and external stakeholders, coordinating multiple workstreams and managing organization change 
  • Development and implementation of Communication Plans and Change Management Plans 
  • Experience with rollout of legal/compliance/regulatory projects 
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills are required as a critical success factor for this role as is the ability to negotiate and influence stakeholders 
  • Outstanding presentation skills, incl. preparation of powerpoint decks for senior level management 
  • Excellent English language skills (ideally English native speaker) 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Track record of coordinating OCM activities successfully on projects 
  • Structured approach, problem-solver, can-do attitude, flexible and self-directed with analytical skills 
  • Used to work under time pressure, with set timelines 
  • Familiar with Google Suite (Gmail, Gdrive, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of data protection regulations, ideally EU GDPR  
  • Experience in a Pharmaceutical environment 
  • German language skills a plus 
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