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Change Manager - 18 month FTC

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Job Introduction

Dechra are looking for an experienced change manager to be part of a business critical project being implemented across the organisation.

The Manufacturing and Supply Chain division is implementing Oracle Cloud applications across its internal manufacturing sites. This is a key project in the digital transformation of the end to end processes across the division and the outcome will be to harmonize best practice across the global business with increased efficiency, compliance and productivity.

The Change Manager will be responsible for supporting the successful transition of the business to the global ERP solution.

Role Responsibility

  • Develop a programme change management framework and plan to drive end user adoption of the new processes and ERP solution.
  • Deliver outcomes aligned with the programme plan, budget and scope.
  • Support the Programme Manager and Business Lead to integrate change management activities into the overall project plan.
  • Work closely with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that the change strategies are effective in every deployment site.
  • Work with the Comms Coordinator to develop and implement a change communication plan and provide input and support design and delivery of training programmes.
  • Manage the Training team and the PMO & Comms Coordinator and have ultimate responsibility of their deliverables.
  • Act as a coach for other member of the project team to help them fulfil their critical roles as change agents.
  • Support and coach site teams through the transition period before, during and after deployment.
  • Facilitate meetings to ensure an understanding of changes being delivered by the project.
  • Analyse, devise, and implement strategies to overcome resistance to change and raising and managing relevant risks and issues as and when they arise.
  • Adopt global strategies in response to feedback and cultural changes between different sites of deployment.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Deployment, Testing and Data workstreams to understand nuances and build detailed and comprehensive plans.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Able to work in a fast-paced change environment, both individually and in a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven experience in building successful partnerships.
  • Experience of an ERP or similar system implementation.
  • Good change management skills.
  • Confident engaging and managing stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to interact cross-functionally and communicate collaboratively in a complex environment.
  • Proficiency in English essential.

About the Company

Dechra is a global specialist in veterinary pharmaceuticals and related products business. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

We are a global leader in veterinary endocrinology and topical dermatology, have a broad portfolio of analgesia, anaesthetics and products for the treatment of pain, and are also recognised as innovators in other specialisations such as the treatment of equine lameness, nutrition and differentiated generics. 

We deliver high quality products and services to veterinarians worldwide through our employees and a network of third parties to sustainably improve global animal health and welfare.

Everything we do is underpinned by our Culture and Values. They are important to us and have helped drive the Group’s success. 

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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