Kellogg Strategic Change & Communications – Senior Manager in OAK BROOK, Illinois

Join our dynamic, progressive team of IT professionals in an environment where you can learn, grow, and create innovative technology solutions to help our business flourish. Become a part of our rich heritage that has grown from a small family business to a global organization with a presence in over 180 countries.

At the heart of the Kellogg Company is technology — a key enabler of how we market, sell and manufacture our well-known and beloved brands to consumers around the globe. And supporting our enterprise-wide technology strategy is our Change Management Center of Excellence (CoE) team.

We have an opportunity for a Strategic Change & Communications – Senior Manager in Oak Brook, IL. As a member of our team of strategic change management professionals in an IT environment, you will learn, grow, and create innovative change solutions to help our business flourish. Grow with us as you work with a progressive, dynamic group of IT and Strategic Change Management professionals.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

In your role as a Strategic Change & Communications – Senior Manager you will help the Kellogg Company to continue to grow our business and build our long-term success:

  • Create and implement effective and consistent communication and change management Center of Excellence processes supporting IT and Kellogg stakeholder audiences.

  • Provide change leads and IT partners with strategic counsel and perspective that results in effective communication and change management processes, plans, and deliverables to achieve desired business goals.

  • Partner with leadership to ensure change management, communication, and training capabilities and solutions implemented consistently and efficiently.

  • Develop processes and mechanisms to measure effectiveness of change management initiatives and integrate continuous improvement opportunities.

  • Provide thought leadership on organizational readiness activities required to support large-scale change, leveraging industry standard methodology to ensure successful planning and delivery.

  • Lead Strategic Change Management on high profile, complex, global initiatives by applying a structured methodology. Project deliverables and activities include:

  • Develop and execute change management strategy and tactics, stakeholder analysis, change impact assessments, communication and training plans.

  • Create and deliver end user-facing deliverables, including communications, engagement events and activities, and training materials to drive employee adoption.

  • Define and execute plans to evaluate change readiness and effectiveness based on data collection.

  • Maintain program and IT staff productivity throughout change by adapting and dealing with obstacles to changes as they arise.

  • Be a recognized change and communication expert within the organization; maintain a solid understanding of the industry, incorporating best practices as they emerge.

  • Manage contractors and employees as applicable.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE?

At Kellogg Company, we recruit the best people to help grow our business and build on our success. To be considered for this position you must be able to demonstrate the following:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED and extensive related work experience

  • Team leadership skills, experience/in-depth knowledge of business operations and IT processes

  • Extensive experience implementing Change Management within the Project Management lifecycle

  • Executive and internal Communications experience bb Management of methodologies in relevant technology and business initiatives

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook

  • Passion for strategic vision and tactical execution to drive business results

  • Extensive experience creating and presenting executive level presentations

  • Ability to influence, communicate, and work effectively with all levels within the organization

  • Solid understanding of the change management industry and incorporating best practices as they emerge

  • Ability to develop and deliver a change project from beginning to end – from strategy development to deliverable creation and execution (writing and distributing communications, building and conducting training, etc.)

  • Experience creating and applying a structured methodology for strategic and tactical deliverables in the areas of:

  • Change management planning

  • Leadership alignment and stakeholder engagement

  • Communications

  • Training and knowledge transfer

  • Change readiness

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, HR, Business, or related field.

  • Demonstrated conflict resolution, negotiating and influencing skills

  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges

  • Forward looking with a holistic approach

  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations

  • Proven success working with corporate senior leadership teams

  • Knowledge of IT work processes strongly desired

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Travel for this role is expected up to 25%.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

Title: Strategic Change & Communications – Senior Manager

Location: USA-IL-Oak Brook

Requisition ID: INF000976

Job Function: Information Technology

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Oct 30, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No