Business Change Manager at Whitbread, Dunstable/Frankfurt, 6 Months initial, £Day Rate

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  • Dunstable, GB
  • Feb 14, 2020
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Job Description

Role: Change Manager

Function: Change

Location: Dunstable (UK) & Frankfurt (Germany)

Employment Type : Contract / Interim (day rate) - initially 6 months *** Must be fluent in both German & English (written and verbal) ***

We have an exciting opportunity for an interim Business Change Manager to join Whitbread at a pivotal time as Premier Inn Germany continues to grow at pace! You will be part of a key strategic programme for Whitbread UK & Premier Inn Germany, planning and delivering business change aspects on a HR implementation programme (Workday). We are the UK 's leading hospitality company, a FTSE 100 organisation with over 35,000 employees worldwide. Owning successful brands such as Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn, we have over 750 hotels and over 70,000 rooms across the UK, Germany and the Middle East. We are also proud to own over 420 restaurants across the UK including Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and our newer brands Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub. We have exciting plans to deliver our strategy that innovates and grows our core UK and international business, always keeping our customers at the heart of what we do. What you will be doing:

  • Deliver Change into the organisation through advisory and application of best practices in change management
  • Effectively identify and manage senior stakeholders (both in Germany and the UK) in the interests of business change delivery as well as communicating progress on programmes / projects proactively
  • Work with the respective functions and subject matter experts to deliver programme change in a joined-up manner with the wider business
  • Identification and delivery of repeatable mobilisation phase for business change on projects including identification for resource requirements to deliver business change plan and subsequent identification, on-boarding management of these resources
  • Define and manage appropriate governance, controls and reporting
  • Present business change initiatives / plans to the appropriate stakeholders and boards as required for steer, approval, costs and benefits
  • Support and Coordinate the definition through collaboration within the business including working and engaging with third parties internal / external to deliver project objectives
  • Work collaboratively and support Project and Programme Managers, communicating progress to senior stakeholders and peers
  • Demonstrate leadership and maturity of judgement in attaining the right balance between centralised control and enablement of business change and management delivery What we are looking for:
  • Strong experience of delivering change management across a large programme within a large organisation (hospitality or retail experience preferred)
  • Previous experience working on a HR system implementation Project (Workday highly desirable)
  • Extensive experience of change management and best practice methodologies
  • Outstanding influencing, interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills with the ability to build relationships both internally and externally
  • Ability to resolve conflicts positively with high resilient
  • Experience of dealing with a variety Senior Stakeholders within a complex or challenging environment
  • Previous experience working with teams that employ both Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • Ability to coach and develop others whilst role modelling expected behaviours
  • Fluent in both German & English language