Manager, Change Enablement & Effectiveness in Omaha, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 11/1/2022

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15000 Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Manager of Change Enablement & Effectiveness is an accomplished Change Management Practitioner with extensive experience driving significant technology changes, with a focus on the human aspects of change. Working cross-functionally, the incumbent will integrate structured change management methodologies and best practices to help the organization successfully transition through change, drive adoption and make the future state a reality.

This individual will play a key role in analyzing business requirements and ensuring projects achieve the documented benefits and results of the proposed initiative including scope, cost, schedule, and user adoption. The Manager of Change Enablement & Effectiveness will provide direct support and coaching to all levels of leadership to become change sponsors. The Manager of Change Enablement & Effectiveness will prepare the leadership to assist their direct reports through transitions by educating on best practices and creating relevant reference materials. This person will also support project teams in integrating change management activities into the project stage gate plans. 

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports into the VP Service Delivery Effectiveness and has 0-5 direct reports
  • This role requires up to 30% travel globally, including overnight stays
  • Strong advocate with the ability to articulate and address project risks, constraints, and user impacts
  • Ability to analyze complex data and communicate effectively with business leaders, technology professionals, and end users
  • Analyze the business needs and understand user and stakeholder concerns, as well as change management needs and transformational goals
  • Facilitate demos and brainstorming discussions to solve the business challenges
  • Apply change management methodologies and tools to create a strategy to support the “new way of working”.
  • Collaborate with Valmont business segments, product owners and project teams to build synergies around processes and roll out plans to drive the digital transformation
  • Develop, manage and implement training plans and communication schedules understanding and applying industry best practices
  • Own the design, development, delivery and management of the change program
  • Assess the change impact by completing the impact analysis and change readiness assessment and partner with the key stakeholders to address the opportunities highlighted
  • Support training efforts by providing input, document requirements and own the design and delivery of training programs
  • Conduct and/or actively participate in meetings related to the designated projects, both locally and internationally, with clients and/or partners. Direct the cross-functional change management activities.

Other Important Details about the Role:

This individual will lead Change Management efforts by engaging stakeholders, sponsors, technical resources, project teams, customers, and end-users through creation and execution of Communications Plans, Sponsor Roadmaps, Coaching, Resistance Management, and Training plans.

  • Complete change management assessments
  • Create actionable deliverables for the five elements of successful change: Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement (ADKAR)
  • Identify, analyze and prepare risk mitigation tactics
  • Ability to foresee problems thinking through scenarios from Day 1 through sustainment and prepare materials, knowledge base and arrange resources to ensure a positive experience through the change management cycle
  • Consult and coach project teams on usability and user experience
  • Support and engage senior leaders
  • Coach managers and supervisors
  • Support organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities
  • Coordinate efforts with other specialists
  • Integrate change management activities into project plans
  • Evaluate and ensure user readiness
  • Manage stakeholders
  • Track and report issues
  • Define and implement metrics to monitor change progress and overall success
  • Support change management at the organizational level
  • Manage the change portfolio
  • Remain active in external networks to proactively integrate new/enhanced methodologies
  • Actively participate in the development of the functional area/digital global strategy
  • Maintain proficiency in Agile development methodologies and demonstrate understanding of the product owner role

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate:

  • Preferred Bachelor's degree with 6+ years of relevant experience or Associate’s Degree with 8+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years relevant experience
  • Change Management Industry certifications like Prosci ADKAR CCP, or ACMP CCMP designation or willingness to obtain certification with the help of the company
  • Direct experience utilizing the principles, methodologies, and tools to ensure successful change adoption
  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts
  • Ability to travel globally up to 30% of the time based on the business needs

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree, relevant project management or other professional certifications


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

o Medical, dental and vision insurance

o Paid time off

o Employer paid life insurance

o Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

o Retirement plans

o Dependent care

o Employee assistance programs

o Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

Because of the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings.    Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  Travel expectations are 30% both domestic and international with overnight stays. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Minimum base salary is $93,184 and max is $145,600.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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