The Children's Place Stores, Inc. -


Posted Date 2 months ago(12/21/2017 3:25 PM)
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New Jersey




The Director, Change Management and Organizational Development works closely with the Vice President, Learning, Change and Communications to structure and lead complex human capital, process and systems change management programs for targeted business units, with a focus on business transformation activities. The Director has extensive knowledge of building and deploying cultural transformation plans, change vision, organizational design, and human capital strategy with and for key business leaders. This individual will work closely with the Business Transformation Office and the VP+ leadership teams as a subject matter expert in the above areas.


Key Accountabilities:

Change Management

  • Supports the change management and organizational design components of transformation strategies and activities by designing change strategies, identifying human capital risks (and providing mitigating strategies) and opportunities and consulting with project leads to integrate appropriate change management tools
  • Builds change management expertise in business leaders by sharing tools and methodologies, coaching leaders to recognize and minimize resistance and building change management learning opportunities formally and on the job
  • Partners with Director, Business Transformation Office to align BTO governance models with strategy to ensure the successful completion and adoption of initiatives
  • Engage other HR and business leaders such as the HRBPs, Communications and Engagement, Learning and Development and key stakeholders to provide holistic strategies and change management programs for the business
  • Builds follow up/adoption plans that include qualitative and quantitative metrics. Tracks, analyzes and communicates outcomes of changes and provides recommendations to the business on adoption issues and mitigation strategies as well as follow up activities that will ensure the long-term success of all changes.

 Organizational Development

  • Designs and develops programs that articulate and drive business strategy and culture
  • Coaches leadership on developing and cultivating organizational capabilities necessary to drive the overall transformation of The Children’s Place
  • Partners with business leaders to create and facilitate strategic offsites/meetings or other programs that help achieve business goals
  • Ability to diagnose and provide solutions to organizational issues


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus
  • Certifications in key leadership or psychometric assessments preferred
  • 10+ years business/industry work experience in Change Management, Engagement or Organizational Development required. Experience in retail environment preferred
  • Proven success in creating strategies, processes and systems that drive effective and efficient implementation of business initiatives and change management required
  • Experience working on global initiatives across businesses
  • Experience coaching and developing team members as well as business leaders preferred

 Skills and Behaviors:

  • Proven leadership ability with high energy and enthusiasm to inspire and motivate others
  • Ability to lead change that achieves business goals and objectives
  • Flexible thinker that can create and communicate high-level strategies as well as build the tactics that will help the business achieve the desired outcomes
  • Highly organized and experienced in building organizational processes and systems
  • Hands-on, results-oriented and pragmatic
  • Creative, flexible and agile thinker able to work in a fast-paced, complex, and dynamic work environment
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with excellent presentation skills and the ability to adapt to differing audiences
  • Excellent listening skills with a strong ability to build cross-functional relationships


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