Business Change Manager - #483006


Date: Aug 6, 2022
City: Leeds
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day

Job Advert

The Future programme will drive change across the whole organisation where we'll touch every single one of our 140,000 colleagues over the next three years. To drive this programme, we're building a Change Management function.

As a change manager in Asda, you will focus on the people side of change, including business processes, system, and technology. You will be responsible for creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximise colleague adoption and usage and minimise resistance We are recruiting for several change management roles to partner with different business areas such as eCommerce, Finance, Commercial, People, Technology and Retail.

Please note this is an two year secondment / fixed term position, but a high percentage of our fixed term colleagues secure permanent opportunities along the way

Your Role

  • Lead the change impact assessment of the systems, people, process, non-tech and project impacts for the relevant functions.
  • Work closely with the corporate strategy team to understand the impacts upon the established strategic priorities in the function/s
  • Convert change impacts into change management plan which is relevant for your business area.
  • Develop and present change plans and interventions to the VP leads for their function/s as well as the leadership of the tower in order to gain buy-in, stress test the approach and take builds
  • Work closely with business SMEs to translate change plans and impact plans into relevant communication and engagement material suitable for the audience
  • Feed into the learning team any training needs required and partner with the training team on the training and implementation strategy
  • Able to run change upskilling sessions and manage a large group of SMEs as they move into implementation phase
  • Be ‘on the ground' during implementation pivoting the change, training, and comms approach as required
  • Beyond implementation, monitor the adoption of new behaviours and ways of working to make sure they are embedded into functions
  • Create and implement resistance management plan
  • Create and integrate change management project tasks into overall project plan

About You

  • Change Management background with the ability to create and implement change management approach and industry standard methodology.
  • Strong stakeholder management background
  • An understanding of change methodology, why it matters and how to influence change
  • PROSCI or similar change training would be advantageous along with Agile experience (desirable and not essential)

If flexible working is important to you, then look no further! At Asda, we are proud of our culture and our commitment to flexible working. This role is based at Asda House, Leeds with the flexibility to work from home 2-3 days per week

You will also get an excellent benefits package including:

  • £5,700 car allowance, plus discretionary company bonus
  • Company pension up to 7% matched
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.

If you have any questions, then please email

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