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Change Management Specialist

​​Agricorp is looking for a highly experienced Change Management Specialist to join our Guidewire Implementation Team for a 6-month contract. This role reports to the Senior Change Leader and provides support on large initiatives and related projects as required. In this position, you will play a key role focused on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology.

The Role

The Change Management Specialist is an integral member of the Guidewire Implementation Team, supporting the Senior Change Leader in identifying opportunities for change management initiatives and integrating change management activities into project plans. In this role, you will:

  • Create and implement change management strategies and monitor the effectiveness of these strategies and plans to maximize employee readiness and adoption
  • Coach, guide and influence stakeholders in the organization, including Senior Management Team, Communications, Human Resources & Organizational Development, and subject matter experts
  • Provide direct support and coaching to managers and team leaders as they help their direct reports through transitions 
  • Lead the planning, development and implementation of complex to highly complex and diverse change initiatives
  • Provide change management expertise to ensure changes align with Agricorp's strategic direction and core qualities and are implemented effectively across the organization, with a focus on an improved customer experience
  • Use standardized methodology for change implementation to provide consistent success
  • Analyse the impact of changes to the day-to-day business operations and factor impacts into the plans
  • Make recommendations to the Senior Change Leader about changes in methodology for effective change management and/or implementation
  • Consult with senior management on change implementation priorities, ensuring consideration of timing, resource requirements, the impact to business operations and customer experience
  • Prioritize changes to meet Agricorp's business needs and expected benefits
  • Lead cross-functional team and use project management expertise to ensure change initiatives are on time, on budget and meet stakeholder expectations
  • Identify and resolve highly complex issues related to project plan management and implementation and escalates issues when appropriate to the Senior Change Leader for resolution
  • Represent the Change Management Team at divisional or organizational meetings when required

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in human resources, business administration or general arts, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years' related work experience required
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in change management and/or project management
  • Progressive experience in supporting a large change initiative required
  • Experience in leading and implementing a large change initiative an asset
  • Experience supporting agile project teams an asset
  • Experience supporting a Guidewire implementation project an asset
  • Experience in the insurance or agricultural sectors an asset

Job status: 6-month contract (with possible extension)
Salary range: Open
Location: Guelph

Key Competencies

  • Change Advocacy – Advocates, leads and enables the process of change while helping others deal with the transition
  • Analytical thinking – Interprets, links and analyzes information and situations by breaking them down into component parts, and identifying patterns, connections and underlying issues
  • Critical judgment, decision-making and problem solving – Uses critical judgment to make decisions and solve problems involving various levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk
  • Communication – Listens to others and communicates effectively, fostering open communication
  • Influence – Influences, convinces and gains support from others
  • Project Management – Planning, implementing, monitoring and completing projects, ensuring effective management of scope, resources, time, cost, quality, risk and communications
  • Initiative – Identifies and deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise
  • Achieving quality results – Focuses efforts on managing one's self to achieve high quality results consistent with the organization's standards and measures, while managing risk
  • Planning and organizing – Develops, implements, evaluates and adjusts plans to reach goals, while ensuring the optimal use of resources
  • ​Business Analysis – Knowledge and ability to apply the principles of business analysis in the planning, reengineering and requirement gathering for business environments, operations, processes and practices

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​Backgrou​​​​nd

As an agency of the Government of Ontario, Agricorp works with partners to contribute to a vibrant and sustainable agricultural industry. With more than 400 employees serving more than 44,000 producers province-wide, Agricorp delivers programs that help producers manage risk and remain financially secure. The agency was established in 1997 by the p​​​rovincial government under the authority of the AgriCorp Act, 1996.

Agricorp delivers a variety of programs and payments on behalf of the federal and provincial governments, including AgriStability, Farm Business Registration and Production Insurance. Please see the full list of ​programs for more information.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.

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