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POST DATE 10/31/2019
END DATE 1/3/2020

Lincoln Labs/MIT Lexington, MA

Lexington, MA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


The Business Transformation Office (BTO) was established to enable the Digital Enterprise Transformation (DET) of Laboratory-wide business operations to improve both efficiency and effectiveness of the entire Laboratory. This enterprise modernization will include the implementation of modern business and management systems, re-architecture of the Laboratory databases, and development of efficient and effective business, operational, and management processes. The ultimate goal is to create a culture of continuous improvement that allows our researchers and staff to be more effective and have greater job satisfaction. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Business Transformation Change Management Lead will coordinate all change management tasks across BTO and the Digital Enterprise Transformation. The CM will work side-by-side with business transformation managers, division leaders, department leaders, and functional leaders to execute on a wide variety of transformative projects aimed at achieving the strategic objectives of the Laboratory and preparing the business for the future. The Change Manager will focus on the making sure all stakeholders are informed, educated, and prepared in order to ensure successful adoption of new processes and systems on time and on schedule. Key responsibilities include:

* Applies expert OCM knowledge to prepare and deliver change management assessment and plans for the large scale and complex programs being executed by the DET team

* Assess the current situation and the impacts of change to the organization

* Create and implement change management strategies and plans to that maximize employee adoption and minimize resistance

* Identify, analyze, and mitigate risks associated with change management efforts

* Develop and manage change network for global DET efforts (and support Transformation Project leads on developing change network for individual efforts). Help create the change management plan of action


* Coach leadership (technical and operations) on the change management needs and the key role of change sponsor

* Provides coaching in change management, resistance management and change sponsorship to the project manager, business lead, change sponsor, project team, the extended change team, and others identified through stakeholder assessment.

* Develop training needs assessments and delivery plans for change projects

* Engage with leadership to communicate change requirements and needs

* Evaluate and assess user readiness for change efforts

* Define and measure success metrics. Monitor change progress and report on status.


* Bachelor's degree in engineering, business or related discipline (required)

* Experience leading change in a difficult environment (e.g. technical, higher education, government)

* Demonstrated experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools (10+ years desired, 5 years required)

* Change management certification or designation (Prosci or equivalent)

* Experience in development and measurements of KPI's around change management

* Familiarity with project management approaches, tools, and phases of the project lifecycle


* Excellent presentation skills, including ability to create presentations and experience presenting to all levels of the organization

* Demonstrated ability to influence others and move toward a common goal

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

* Demonstrated ability to build relationships and lead multi-functional teams

* Ability to facilitate and lead cross-functional workshops and planning sessions


* Six Sigma or Lean experience or certification

* SAP experience

* Ability to obtain and maintain government DoD clearance is required

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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Since 1951, when MIT Lincoln Laboratory was established to build the nation's first air defense system, the Laboratory has been applying advanced technology to solve problems critical to national security. Decade after decade, our people have envisioned incredible technology - and projects that start out as vital to national security often become just as vital to the everyday technology of the future. More than 700 patents have been granted for technologies developed by the Laboratory’s staff. And in the past two years, Lincoln Laboratory has been awarded eight R&D 100 Awards that recognize the year’s 100 most technologically significant innovations.

If you’d like to contribute to U.S. National security in an environment of incredible innovation, consider bringing your career to MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to realizing our vision of diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our enterprise.

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