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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 11/17/2016

The Dannon Company, Inc. White Plains, NY

White Plains, NY
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Dannon within Fresh Dairy Products is looking for Organizational Development Manager in United States (US) for White Plains, NY.
With our global presence, brands and business within our mission "bringing health through food to as many people as possible" we believe that people growth is a key asset to reach a sustainable business performance.
Take this opportunity to GROW together!

The Organizational Development Manager will report to the North American (NORAM) OD Lead for Danone Dairy. You will work closely with the NORAM OD Lead, VP HR for the category business unit (CBU), GM and leadership team to understand and provide support to shape & execute the business strategy. You will support the VP HR in facilitating the development and implementation of the HR strategic plan, acts as a change agent and drive transformations, contributes to organisational design and ensures people engagement in the category business unit (CBU) and across NORAM Dairy.

Position Responsibilites:

Business Strategy
*Supports the VP HR in facilitating the business strategy shaping & execution for local CBU
*Provide key inputs to help shaping local HR CBU Strategy, ensuring alignment with overall NORAM Dairy strategy & priorities
*Leads engagement initiatives around business strategy across CBU and/or NORAM Dairy

*Think and act ahead: project in the future, consider different options and commit to achieve the ambition
*Shape and plan for action to execute and deliver the ambition

Consumers, Customers & Stakeholders
*Understand and influence stakeholders (VP HR, HRBPs , GM / Leadership Team Leaders & Danoners, HR Teams...)
*Develop a strong network within OD/HR community, across Danone and externally

People & Teams
*Foster openness, trust, and inclusion, as well as a collaborative mindset to act as One Team within OD/HR
*Demonstrate empathy and respect people. Develop authentic relationships, through generous listening & straight talk
*Dare to challenge

Process & Projects : OD activities
*CBU and HR strategic plan
*Support VP HR and NORAM OD Lead in facilitating the definition and the implementation of the strategic plan
*Support implementation of the HR strategic plan locally
*Build workforce planning (anticipation & initiation) defining people and competencies needs

Change Agent
*Change lead for various change initiatives across organization (CBU, NORAM Dairy, and One Danone)
*Challenge stakeholders on the necessary changes to reach their business goals: organization, processes, tools...
*Help them prepare and manage these changes, by providing and transferring change management methodologies and tools (organization, training, communication, mobilization...).
*Provide inspiration, external benchmark, content, to promote a change management spirit across the BU

Organizational Design
*Develop and implement business processes and organization structures/design
*Implement agile organizations and processes (process, tools, project portfolio management, working environment)
*Drives execution of specific transversal and organizational projects
*Provide Internal & External benchmark of the structure and develop metrics to measure progress and assess results
*Link to Talent Management and Learning and Development

Process & Projects : Internal communication and mobilization
*Strong collaboration with Internal communication to ensure all Danoners alignment and engagement behind CBU Vision and Group initiatives, deploy HR communication in CBU
*Ensure simplicity and consistency of the messages
*Promote Danone core Values and Culture
*Support People survey realization & engagement, and co-build / animate action plans

You should have:

-Education: Bachelor Degree in HR or Business, or related field. Master Degree preferred
-Experience: 5+ years experience in OD and/or Project Management with strong background in change management required
-Strong facilitation skills - ability to simplify complexity and build collective consensus
-Ability to build strong relationships with and influence all levels of the organization, including executive team
-Strong political savviness
-Very strong communication and project management skills
-Openness to learn with strong generous listening & questioning ability
-Courage to challenge status quo at all levels
-Ability to both think strategically and execute on strategic thinking (observe and do)

For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit We have something special inside, do you*
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The Dannon Company is a US-subsidiary of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition. Danone s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

Dannon is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.

Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City
Job Segment: Manager, Project Manager, Change Management, CSR, Management, Technology


Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. Danone North America was formed as a Public Benefit Corporation in 2017 to nourish people, communities and the world through its diverse portfolio of healthful dairy- and plant-based products, coffee creamers and beverages. Its portfolio of brands includes: Activia®, DanActive®, Danimals®, Dannon®, Danonino®, Danone®, Earthbound Farm®, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, International Delight® coffee creamers and iced coffee, Light & Fit®, Oikos® Greek yogurt, Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious® Dairy Free, Vega® and Wallaby® Organic. The mission of the Company is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Company Size:
5,001-10,000 Employees
Food, Beverage & Tobacco
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White Plains, NY 10603

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