It’s a fact: Very few candidates who apply to become Loft9 Associates are accepted. But if you’re the type of person we’re looking for, you won’t let that stop you. People who succeed as Loft9 Associates combine energy, brainpower and effectiveness to give our clients greater bandwidth.
Energy: Loft9 Associates are excited about our culture and the opportunities we provide.
Brainpower: Can you apply specific skills across industries? Our Associates can.
Effectiveness: We want people who know how to adapt their knowledge, skills and experience to any situation.
Ideal Loft9 Associates also have the agility to work with a variety of clients, types of work and situations, along with the desire to keep learning, growing and pushing themselves. They’re the kind of people you can’t help but want to spend time with.
Change Management Consultant
Loft9 is looking for management consultants in our Seattle market with strong project management experience and a deep understanding in change management. Your role will be to lead, manage, and deliver business-critical change initiatives with local clients. Candidates must be capable of exceptional client delivery, have the desire to lead, and have passion for the growth of our firm.
At Loft9, Associates create great client experiences by bringing energy, intelligence, and effective problem-solving capabilities. We drive growth for top-tier clients throughout their business lifecycle from envisioning and planning through deployment and optimization.
Key responsibilities for this position include:
Support clients in achieving sustainable performance and/or improvements within their organizations
Create a customized change management roadmap based on the needs of the project and implement the change management activities for each phase of the project
Anticipate organizational changes that come with large-scale implementations and the change management and communications interventions which will be needed.
Ensure that key change initiatives deliver on business, schedule, and budget objectives
Determine appropriate metrics and measures that will help the client measure progress, reinforce behavior, and make adjustments to improve implementation results
Coordinate with other initiatives to make sure there is a common understanding on timelines and other overlaps
Utilize Project Management frameworks and methods in a variety of roles
Identify opportunities to provide or create additional client value
Take on challenging consulting roles in a variety of industries
Support the growth of Loft9 – contribute to internal areas such as business development, people development, recruiting, marketing, and more
Actively participate as leader in the firm
Engage in activities dedicated to supporting Loft9’s culture
Desired Skills and Experience
5-10 years of project management experience in consulting, Fortune 500, and/or technology organizations
A minimum of 5 years experience leading significant change management engagements with successful outcomes in complex organizations
Experience and knowledge of change management principles and methodologies
Desire to work on technology, retail, and healthcare-focused projects
Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite and Project Management frameworks
Must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future
A successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the following attributes and skills:
Ability to facilitate project teams, guided by a strong understanding of group dynamics while driving results
Possess understanding of potential impacts to key stakeholders
Desire to lead, promote growth, and develop others
Confident, self-aware team player open to receiving and providing, effective feedback
Motivated by an entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable with ambiguity
Exhibit exceptional communication skills and strong work ethic
Professional certification (PMP, Prosci) related to project management and/or change management desired
Familiar with methods and tools for project planning and execution
Able to develop and evaluate methods to track and report metrics
Works effectively across disciplines and organizational boundaries to prioritize tasks and gain timely closure on decisions
Able to develop systems to monitor risks and issues
Anticipates changing conditions and takes appropriate preventative action
Proactively inspires others to take action on issues that could inhibit project success