Business Change Manager

Birmingham or Cardiff
18 Sep 2017
28 Sep 2017
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Experience Level

About Eversheds Sutherland:

Eversheds Sutherland is not your average law firm and we're not looking for average people. We do things differently - in the way we treat our people and the service we provide. That's how we've become one of the largest law firms in the world and a great place to work and develop your career. 

Eversheds Sutherland is a global law firm with 61 offices across 29 countries. The firm is about to embark upon an exciting programme to radically change our core technology and processes of document handling and management. A programme team is being built and a major role within that team will be the Business Change Manager. 

The Business Change Manager role will report to the Programme Board and Programme Manager and will work closely with colleagues in the UK and abroad. The role is based in Cardiff but frequent, weekly travel to Eversheds Sutherland’s UK offices will be essential for the role to be successful and visits to Eversheds Sutherland’s international offices are also likely to be necessary. 

Key responsibilities:

• Taking responsibility for the definition, documentation and execution of the Change Management Strategy and Plan. 
• Ensuring all changes are prepared for and embedded with minimum disruption to staff. 
• Working with our analysts to define, document and execute the Benefits Realisation Plan. 
• Working effectively within the organisation structure of the wider programme, forming good relationships with colleagues and suppliers to deliver the full programme as a team. 
• Working with the Training team to create and deliver messages to all relevant stakeholders. 
• Management of the Stakeholder Communications plan and working with the Programme Manager to provide regular updates to all key stakeholder groups. 
• Regular attendance at existing meetings run by the various stakeholder groups across the UK and Internationally. 

Skills and experience:

• Experience of working in a legal environment or knowledge of document management processes. 
• Deep understanding of business change techniques. 
• Ability to interact with all levels of our business. 
• Good planning and plan management. 
• Ability to gain a good level of technical understanding of software functionality.

Key competencies:

• Substantial experience of working in a business change role. 
• Excellent inter-personal, communication and presentation skills. 
• Educated to degree level or hold a professional qualification. 
• A leader, self-motivator and self-starter.