HR Change Management Lead

Tarrytown, NY
Sep 25, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.


The HR Change Management Lead is a newly created position in the Regeneron HR function, recognizing the need to support a number of initiatives to be implemented over the next few years, including but not limited to a Workday implementation and the establishment of an HR Global Service Center. Coalesced under an "HR Evolution", these initiatives will drive critical changes to how HR delivers value to the business. Beyond near-term transformational support, this leader would create the foundational change management capabilities and manage change for future change initiatives within the HR function.

The HR Change Management Lead reports to the Director, HR Communication & Strategy Optimization, and serves as an embedded resource to the project teams of the HR Evolution initiatives. Key responsibilities include:

• Supporting project leaders and project teams to identify change impacts

• Developing and implementing change management plans to address the needs for communications, stakeholder engagement, and training

• Continuously assessing organizational readiness for the changes and refining the change management approach as necessary


• Collaborate with The Human Resources Leadership
team (HRLT) and project leaders to align leader and stakeholder expectations with the vision of HR Evolution initiatives. Help them understand and provide guidance on the identified change barriers, impacts, risk areas, and targeted mitigation strategies for the initiatives;

• Consult and collaborate with HRBP leaders, Talent CoE and OD Consulting to develop change management strategies and plans. Ensure full leverage of inhouse expertise on change management.


• Develop communication materials

• Drive all-HR level communication activities and maintain a Communications Plan for activities across initiatives and stakeholder groups

• Support the HR Leaderhip Team and other HR leaders to communicate and engage their teams

• Continuously assess communication effectiveness

Stakeholder engagement and leadership alignment

• Collaborate with HR leaders and project teams to identify and segment stakeholders

• Consult HR leaders and project teams on stakeholder engagement plans and activities

• Actively identify impacts and risks, and create communications and change management plans to effectively manage and mitigate risk

• Track stakeholder engagement activites, assess effectiveness, and develop resistance mitigation plans, as needed

• Establish and manage a Change Agent Network


• Collaborate with project leaders and project teams to identify training needs and develop training strategies

Team Management

• Manage the Change Management Team Members, e.g. Training lead and Training team members, and other supporting resources in the completion of their responsibilities

• Review and approve all change strategies and plans (i.e. communications, stakeholder engagement, change readiness, etc.) provided by implementation



• Ability to lead dynamically and energize multidiscipline work teams to learn and apply new skills/techniques to respond to business needs

• Ability to quickly and continually learn cultural and operational nuances of different business units

• Ability to develop creative and unconventional change management solutions that incorporates the organization mission, values, and culture

• Ability to build and maintain a strong network and utilize their knowledge and experiences to influence solutions

• Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to relate organizational readiness concepts to business value

• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills

• Strong project management skills; experience in organizing, planning, and executing projects from vision through implementation, involving internal personnel, contractors, and vendors; ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives

• Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and persuade at all management levels and thrive in a cross-functional environment

• Knowledge of the company's business practices and direction, as well as familiarity with the company's products and resources

• Leadership presence and the ability to establish credibility necessary to influence at all organizational levels and give projects credibility

Minimal Education Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree in Business (or Management), Communications, Organizational Development, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience is required; a Master's degree (or equivalent) is highly desired

Minimum Years of Experience:

• 10-12 years of change management, communications and training experience, preferably in the Life Sciences industry. Experience in the HR field is a plus.

• At least eight years of experience in project management and execution involving multiple major development projects

• Five or more years of management experience in which one or more of the following occurred:

o Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership with strong abilities in relationship management

o Successfully developed and implemented change readiness and sustainability networks using organizational readiness best practices

o Successfully developed resistance management plans that helped mitigate resistance at both leadership, management, and staff levels

o Established a track record of managing staff through various life-cycle phases

o Demonstrated leadership of multidiscipline, high-performance work teams/groups

o Demonstrated high competency in project management and the execution of multiple large projects, including managing resources across multiple projects to meet goals and driving forward decisions and deliverables

o Developed efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems


This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.