Change Manager (Product Lifecycle Management)

CHANGE MANAGER (Product Lifecycle Management)

Irving Shipbuilding Inc., located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, is part of the J.D. Irving Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company's primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Irving Shipbuilding is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defence.

This is a full time, permanent staff role (1 opening) located in Halifax N.S.
This position will be responsible for the effective leadership and management of business transformation change to support Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementation. The Change Manager will be responsible for creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximizes employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance.
This position will report to the Business Architect and will be responsible for:
  • Establishing changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures
  • Ensuring projects meet objectives on time and on budget
  • Providing effective leadership and management of the business transformation change to support Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementation
  • Developing plans, processes and procedures as required in support of program requirements
  • Supporting training plan development, identification of training requirements and roll out of training
  • Coordinating the scheduling, planning and conduct of assigned integration activities in support of program milestones
  • Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Supporting a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm and a proactive nature within the CSC Program
  • Actively seek opportunities to influence partner, customer and internal stakeholders
  • Creating Training Needs Analysis and provide advice for business and system change
  • Applying a structured methodology and lead change management activities
  • Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Qualification & Experience:
  • Experience working on naval ship design, commercial shipbuilding, or other large military procurement program
  • Experience using Product Lifecycle Management tools (WINDCHILL or other similar software)
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in the following:
    • Enabling organizations plan, implement and communicate change.
    • Business Process change
    • IT industry experience (PLM or major Business change preferred)
    • Knowledge of relevant change management and business change techniques such as business process modeling and re-engineering
    • Engineering and/or Project Management on large and complex defense engineering projects
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Excellent communication skills - listening, written and oral
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work
  • Coordination with a complex organization
  • Extensive knowledge of a shipyard production environment
  • Strong Technical skills and familiarity with DND/RCN terminology is desirable
  • Knowledge of relevant change management and business change techniques

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.
All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters. If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
For further details, please contact Kristen Drapeau at:
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Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.
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