Wawanesa Inc

Senior Organizational Change Management Specialist

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Posted On: Monday, 8th January 2018
Location: Winnipeg, MB

Job Description:

Senior Organizational Change Management Specialist

This is an exciting time for Wawanesa Insurance– we are growing and transforming our business. Effective Organizational Change Management is critical to our success! We are seeking experienced OCM experts to join our growing OCM team!

To support the company in its evolution we need experienced Organizational Change Management Professionals with the ability tolead people readiness on a variety of corporate initiatives and grow OCM  capability across the company. This team is continuing to evolve and the Seniors we are looking for will have superior negotiation and leadership coaching skills, project experience and  a passion to lead change.

Number of positions: 2 - 3 positions available depending on experience level

Location: This opportunity can be based out of any of our branches across Canada and the USA

Application Deadline: We will be continuing to evolve this team over the coming months and welcome your future application! We will contact you within two weeks of your application date if we are considering you for our interviewing stage 

Position Description

Working under minimal supervision this role supports Wawanesa’s success by providing people readiness support within the business and assisting in building organizational change management (OCM) capability. This role will increase leaders’ and employees’ understanding and knowledge of OCM, and the speed of adoption and proficiency by individuals impacted by changes, with fostering relationships and building trust as key elements of implementation.


Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the development and implementation of OCM methodology, strategies and plans to support large to medium scale transformation projects
  • Conducts stakeholder analysis, organizational impact and change readiness assessments to identify change impacts on leaders, employees, and external stakeholders and associated risks
  • Develops and implements OCM strategies and plans to mitigate risks and successfully transition impacted stakeholders through the changes, including the implementation of communication, engagement, change leadership, training, and resistance management strategies and plans
  • Conducts training needs assessments, and leads the development of training strategies, plans and materials on projects
  • Supervises, coaches, trains and mentors program/project team members as required
  • Provides consultation and coaching to leaders as part of projects and initiatives to ensure people change impacts and risks are identified, considered and resolved by the implementation of OCM strategies and plans
  • Coaches, and mentors project teams to ensure a structured application and integration of OCM methodologies within and across projects/programs that aligns with overall program/project plans and business objectives
  • Works with Learning and Development, Human Resources, and Communications areas and others as necessary in the development and implementation of successful OCM strategies and plans
  • Supports the development and enhancement of OCM practices and tools, training curriculum, templates and other materials to support leaders and employees in a consistent and structured approach to managing organizational and people changes
  • Facilitates the development and use of performance metrics to define, measure and report on the progress and success of change and impacts to people on projects
  • Acts as a change leader and advocate, including influencing project sponsors and change champions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree (Business, Organizational Behaviour or a related discipline). A combination of education, training, and experience deemed equivalent may be considered
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in organizational change management or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in OCM methodologies, practices, and principles, and in large scale, complex change initiatives
  • Change Management Professional Certification/Designation (e.g. Prosci, CCMP), or equivalent OCM training and experience
  • Demonstrated experienced in facilitation and consultation with a variety of stakeholder groups from senior executives to front line employees on range of simple to complex topics
  • Proven ability to coach and mentor to facilitate effective change
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and experience delivering training sessions would be an asset
  • Proven experience in project management, including project planning and progress reporting
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Office, Visio)
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills leading business leaders towards cultural change and introduction of new concepts
  • Excellent prioritization and organizational skills to manage multiple priorities and navigate through ambiguity
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills adaptable to a variety of audiences, understanding and anticipating reactions as a means to determining needs
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills by managing the details of complex problems and delivering the results required
  • Advanced customer service orientation with the ability to present ideas, change plans and solutions and delivery approaches in a business-friendly context
  • Chartered Insurance Professional designation or insurance industry experience is considered an asset
  • Ability and willingness to travel


Wawanesa provides its employees with an environment conducive to achieving their goals for personal performance and career development. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, profit sharing, benefits and a defined benefit pension plan). The benefit package is comprehensive and far ranging. Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

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