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Assistant Director Organizational Change

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Milwaukee, WI, 53202

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.


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


What's the role?

Focuses on the people side of change and influencing behavior, including change efforts with significant people, process, culture, and/or behavior implications, with or without technology factors, in order to realize business outcomes and benefits.  Architects integrated change strategies across a broad portfolio of change initiatives to optimize the change experience across large stakeholder groups, e.g., field or home office.  Partners with business leaders to ensure change strategies align with the business strategy and vision.  Oversees implementation of org change execution strategies in coordination with leaders, stakeholders, sponsors, project and outcome managers, and other project personnel (e.g., org change leads, etc.).  Represents users and stakeholders to ensure plans and strategies achieve their objectives and benefits.  Influences, coaches, and drives results through others.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Human Resources, communication, or technology, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 8-12 years of relevant professional experience, with at least 4 years experience leading large organizational change management efforts, change management planning, and/or integrating change with project, communication, and training plans.
  • A solid understanding of how people go through change and the change process.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies.
  • Ability to stand alone in support of and advocacy for the recipient(s) of change.
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels of the organization and influence others, including executive leadership, toward a common vision.
  • Strategic agility, perspective, managing vision and purpose, organizational agility, and enterprise thinking
  • Ability to lead in new and ambiguous situations.
  • Must be a team player and able to work with and through others.
  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Excellent active listening, root cause identification and interpersonal skills


Req ID: 25842
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Required
Employment Experience: 9+ years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 08/07/2019