Job Number: 20015782

Location: Dublin, OH

Date Posted: 7-22-2017

Job Title: Consultant, Strategic Planning & Execution (Organizational Change Management)

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What Strategic Planning/ Execution contributes to Cardinal Health

Strategic Planning/Execution is responsible for developing and supporting the realization of strategic plans and management agendas

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Works on complex projects of large scope
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
  • Completes work independently receives general guidance on new projects
  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues


  • For moderate/high complexity initiative, inform and execute people-centric strategies that incorporate change network recommendations, special tactics, potential resistance areas, and communications framework from gate 0 through project close.
  • Serve as consultative partner and work collaboratively with subject matter experts (SMEs), project management teams, functional partners and Business leaders
  • Participate in organizational mapping, profiling, and stakeholder analysis
  • Able to meet objectives across two possible areas of leadership: Stakeholder engagement and Workstream ownership
    • Stakeholder engagement:
      • Design and execute readiness plans customized to the initiative and environment, steeped in understanding of the stakeholder view, and inclusive of objective/subjective metrics that indicate buy-in/readiness health.
      • Inform and manage mitigation plans and special tactics as part of ongoing stakeholder resistance management
      • Influence, inform, and execute communication strategies for how project specifics will be relayed to a necessary audience
      • Create/distribute collateral and key messaging that drive stakeholder awareness and buy-in.
      • Design and manage close the loop infrastructure that enables stakeholder visibility to the new way or working while also ensuring ample opportunities/forums for feedback, questions and input towards gaps, requirements, and potential barriers.
    • Workstream ownership
      • Work collaboratively with SMEs, business process owners, and PMO to understand specific change details
      • Determine impact to stakeholders based on changes to people, process, and technology
      • Ideate and create resources to produce deeper understanding of workstream specific details
      • Partner closely with Change Lead and Stakeholder engagement Lead
  • Provide support for project GMBs and OCM platforms

Situational accountabilities

  • May serve as primary point of contact to project team members, Steering Committees, and Leaders at and above Director level
  • May create change strategies and readiness plans for low to moderately complex projects with limited scope
  • May manage and train stakeholders who commit to serving as an extended arm of OCM by driving change within their organizations (Change Agents)
  • May manage OCM project manager
  • May lead/create training program options designed to instill change management understanding and the ability to successfully play the desired/assigned role during a change initiative


  • BS/BA Business or equivalent in Marketing, Business Administration/Development, or Strategy
  • 3-5 years professional experience ideally in Organizational Change Management, Change Management, Organizational Development, Strategic Marketing, Project Management, or Learning & Development
  • Analytical & Word Processing: Must demonstrate command of MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook)
  • Presentation: must demonstrate clear, concise articulation of proposed actions, illustrating opportunity, alternatives, recommendation and associated economics
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent executive presentation skills
  • Experience with graphics and design type work preferred and a plus
  • Exceptional interpersonal relationships and ability to influence others
  • Experience working with all levels of management
  • Advanced project management skills, tools and phases of project lifecycle
  • Experience in meeting tight deadlines and juggling multiple priorities
  • Prefer expertise on the people side of change management during large scale, complex changes in a high velocity change environment
  • Professional Sciences (Prosci) Change Management Certification or CCMP certification or experience with Prosci ADKAR® Model is a plus

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Meet Ruben

I love the concept of turning group effort into group success, and really believe that the best results are achieved when people work together. I am fortunate to be part of a team of highly motivated and professional individuals, all of whom care deeply about each other and the success of this great company.
Ruben, Security Manager