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Border States Electric Supply Change Management Practitioner II in Maple Grove, Minnesota

Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you're empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work. This position will be located in: Fargo , ND or Phoenix, AZ or Chicago, IL or Kansas City, MO, or Bismarck, ND or Maple Grove, MN, or Charlotte, NC Job Summary Ensures each initiative resulting from a Strategy Enablement strategic project or executive defined change is effectively delivered to the relevant areas using developed and coordinated change management plans. Creates and delivers change management strategies to help foster overall employee adoption and usage. Seeks to minimize resistance to change which will increase value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes. Partners with senior leaders and executives to develop plans for the fulfillment of the role of change sponsor on defined initiatives. May also provide direct support and education to all levels of leadership to assist their direct reports through transitions on defined initiatives. Responsibilities Essential Functions Delivers effective change management that includes promotion of business vision, including a project benefits framework that links the change to the business benefits gained. Delivers, refines, and manages the tactical change management process including development of standardized change management deliverables and tools for defined initiatives. Executes initiative defined change plans that: Identify what changes in process, procedure, or practices are needed to achieve the change and deliver planned benefits. Ensures each different business area is sufficiently prepared for the impact of the new ways of working. Works with impacted managers to ensure there is adequate support for the new ways of working to operate in a business-as-usual state. Supports colleagues whilst the transaction is taking place. Ensures full adoption and utilization of change is maximized. Ensures ongoing stakeholder and user engagement. Executes change management activities for defined initiatives which include collaboration with supporting areas to build sponsor coalitions, support of communication efforts and development of training needs. Identifies and escalates risk, issues, decisions and unplanned changes through the appropriate escalation process. Collaborates with all levels of leadership to develop ways to assist in change transition for direct reports. Collaborates with executive leadership to develop mechanisms to execute the initiative's change sponsor role. Works collaboratively with project team members to define and measure success and benefits criteria for initiatives. Initiates reviews to ensure new capabilities are being embedded and established. Non-essential Functions Provides coaching to other initiative stakeholders. Continues to grow understanding of change management profession. Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement of the change management practice to align with industry best practices and Border States needs. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or designate. Qualifications Bachelor's degree or 5+ equivalent work experience. 3+ years of experience in organizational change management implementation. Certification in PROSCI or similar Change Management Methodology strongly preferred. Minimum 1 year of experience presenting to executive leadership. 3+ years' experience working directly with project management and resource management. Strong knowledge of business and process analysis practices and standards. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio), Internet, Email required. Strong experience with Smartsheet preferred. Experience with a strategic methodology, such as OKRs, strongly preferred. Skills and Abilities Excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Negotiation and facilitation skills. Intermediate active listening skills. Ability to receive a d act on feedback and coaching received. Ability to facilitate open dialog. Ability to foster trust and transparency. Ability to work collaboratively in a team approach. Excellent Problem solving, including root cause analysis, while maintaining a holistic approach. Ability to influence others across the organization to move toward a common goal or vision. Ability to build and maintain strong relationships. Physical Requirements Frequency at which you would carry/lift in a typical day: Occasionally 0 - 33% Frequently34 - 66% Continuously: 67 - 100% Lift from Waist: < than 10 lbs. - Not at all 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all 100+ lbs. - Not at all Lift from Floor: < than 10 lbs. - Continuously 10 to 25 lbs. - Occasionally 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all 100+ lbs. - Not at all Carried for Distance: < than 10 lbs. - Not at all 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all 100+ lbs. - Not at all Physical Activity Frequency at which you would do the following in a typical day: Sitting (a continuous period of being seated) - Continuously Standing (for sustained periods of time) - Occasionally Walking (moving about on foot to accomplish tasks) - Frequently Bending/stooping (downward and forward) - Occasionally Crawling (moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet) - Not at all Climbing/Walking Stairs (ascending or descending) - Frequently Reaching (extending arms in any direction) - Continually Crouching/squatting (bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine) - Not at all Kneeling (bending legs at knee to come to rest on knee(s)) - Not at all Balancing (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) - Occasionally Repetitive motion (substantial movement (motions) or the wrists, hands, and/or fingers) - Continuously Pivoting (movement in any direction with one foot, keeping the other in contact with the floor) - Occasionally Pushing/Pulling (using upper extremities to press against or draw or tug) - Occasionally Grasping (Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm) - Continuously Fingering (picking, pinching, typing; working with primarily fingers and not whole hand) - Continuously Talking (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word) - Continuously Driving (the control and operation of a motor vehicle) - Occasionally Desk work (work usually performed at a desk) - Continuously Use of a computer - Continuously Use of a telephone - Frequently Hearing (Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels) - Continuously Exposure (to adverse weather & temperature conditions) - Not at all Travel (travel needed to perform job duties) - Occasionally Additional Information This job description is a summary of the job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to cover all possible job duties and is subject to change at the employer's discretion. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties and satisfy job requirements either with or without a reasonable accommodation. Our History Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry withover 100locations in24 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture... For full info follow application link. EOE AA M/F/VET/DISABILITY