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Business Readiness Specialist

Company: CHS Inc
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world. We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world. Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.SummaryCHS has an exciting opportunity in our Enterprise Strategy Business Readiness and Corporate Strategy group. The Business Readiness Specialist will deliver the overall design, development and execution of CHS organizational change management activities related to cross functional transformations impacting people, process and technology aligned to enterprise strategy.ResponsibilitiesOrganizational Change Management (40%)

  • Support the development and socialization of the business case for change with leaders across the organization.
  • Design, develop and coordinate change agent meetings across to the organization to cascade communication to impacted end users. Ensure alignment and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders during periods of heavy process change and ambiguity.
  • Provide coaching to leadership on strategies to cascade communication and prioritize key business unit specific impacts to their constituents.
  • Continually create opportunities for dialogue and alignment for enterprise transformation through town halls, large forums, web casts and other communication channels.
  • Develop and monitor mechanisms to continually gather feedback from CHS employees on their perceptions related to transformation, and how they contribute to its success.
  • Support the design, development, and management of the strategic change management strategy for the Enterprise Transformation.
  • Collaborate with Learning and Development efforts to elevate capabilities and promote learning agility. Organizational Design (20%)
    • Collaborate with Human Resources during periods of workforce transition, job role changes, and adjustments to target operating models and organizational design.
    • Design, develop, and manage change readiness assessments used to understand employee behavioral readiness and existing organizational capabilities.
    • Design, develop, and manage enterprise-wide organizational impact assessment and job impact assessment to understand how stakeholder's jobs and processes are impacted as a result of of the enterprise transformation. Change Communications (20%)
      • Counsel leaders on development of key messages and on effective message delivery.
      • Collaborate with the internal project and communication teams to align strategic messaging of all changes/ key initiatives throughout the organization.
      • Collaborate with Marketing Communication where appropriate, including the development of key messages.
      • Coordinate with communication resources to plan and develop communications for business readiness impacts.
      • Identify and prioritize internal and external communication opportunities for project leadership.
      • Support project teams by reviewing and recommending refinements to direct communication work products.
      • Measure effectiveness of all external communications and manage the relevance, consistency, integration, alignment, and appropriate timing of messages across the organization.
      • Identify and ensure production, ongoing maintenance, and evaluation of appropriate vehicles for communication within various work streams. People Leadership and other duties as assigned/or required (20%)
        • Continuously improve the change management knowledge and skill of employees through training, education, and mentoring.
        • Demonstrate visible leadership and exhibit CHS leadership expectations.Minimum Qualifications (required)
          • Bachelor's Degree or advanced degree in organizational behavior, organization development and/or communications/business-related field.
          • 5+ years of relevant work experience in organizational development, management consulting or corporate communications, with an emphasis on change management and business readiness to include:
            • Demonstrated success leading change and communications for large scale project oriented and team-based environments
            • Demonstrated skill in organizing, leading, and inspiring individuals toward goal attainment, and service performance in a continually changing environment
            • Proven ability to understand and communicate short and long-term value proposition to achieve the desired goals, linking long-term vision to short term plansAdditional Qualifications
              • MBA or Master's Degree in related area, Project Management Certification, Change Management Certification, Organization Development Certification, Experience with strategic planning
              • Management and cross-functional experience
              • ERP or technology transformation experienceCHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver's license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify the information.

Keywords: CHS Inc, Lakeville , Business Readiness Specialist, Other , Lakeville, Minnesota

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