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Job Advert Title
Director Change Management
United Kingdom
Function/Business Area
Human Resources
Employment Class


Director Change Management

About Astellas
At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others
Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company. Our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society. Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.
Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity.
We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. Our aspiration is to bring the best brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About this job:
The Director of Change Management will define and implement a common global approach to enterprise-wide Change Management for Astellas. To lead, oversee, and own ultimate accountability for large scale, corporate-wide change projects to support transformations, reorganizations or new process implementations. To educate HR and Business managers in change management theory and practice and consult where needed on Division level change projects.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Develop a common global standard for change management processes and tools utilized on an enterprise-wide basis.
• Lead change management projects on a global and enterprise-wide scale
• Collaborates with key partners in Communications and Training and other Organizational Functions to deliver change solutions
• Consults on Division level change management projects

Essential knowledge and experience
• Substantial Change Management experience
• Proven experience leading teams and individuals
• Experience with large-scale global organizational change efforts
• Proven experience in developing and deploying global Change Management practices
• Deep understanding and experience in employing PROSCI, ADKAR, and/or other Change Management methodologies and tools
• Proven experience of working in a global matrix organization. Managing cultural sensitivity when leading and managing change in various environments, cultures, and organizations
• Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others; able to work effectively at all levels in the organization
• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and excellent active listening skills; ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
• Ability to partner strategically on business issues with clients; effective influencing and consulting skills; politically savvy
• Demonstrated independence, self-motivation, analytical, problem-solving skills, and initiative to achieve desired outcomes
• Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
• Fluent in written and verbal business English

• Pharmaceutical or Life Science industry experience
• PROSCI or ACMP Certification
• Working knowledge of applicable employment laws, labor regulations, and other legal requirements as needed.

• Relevant degree (I/O Psychology, MBA, Org Behavior, Org Development, HR, etc.)
• Relevant advanced degree (Master’s level or PhD)

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.