VP, Change Management at Rapid7
Rapid7 is a thriving company that aspires to transform the security industry by closing the security achievement gap that has persistently plagued organizations around the world. Our vision is a world where security operations can move at the pace of technology innovation and stay ahead of attackers. As a leading technology company, Rapid7 must not just deliver great technology and services but it must actively work to create healthy communities for its employees, strong partnerships that deliver value to customers, and thought leadership that helps organizations around the world visualize a better future for our technology-dependent world.
Are you a driver of change? Are you passionate about helping people adapt to organizational and systems changes? As a leader on our People Strategy team, this person will focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems, and technologies. You’ll create and deliver strategies and plans to help employees maximize the adoption of new programs by honing methods of effective and sustained behavior change.
HOW YOU WILL DRIVE IMPACT:
Lead the strategy and implementation of a structured change management methodology to facilitate change and promote commitment to adapt to the change; aligned with Rapid7’s unique culture
Approach must include the ability to identify potential challenges for stakeholders, such as skill gaps, doubts and uncertainties, to foster a positive acceptance of change; tailor change management plans (e.g. training and orientation) to accommodate the needs of the different stakeholder groups impacted.
Create a communications strategy and comprehensive project plans to ensure all employees are fully aware of impending changes.
Track change initiatives, including identifying roadblocks and misalignments, and drive resolution through collaborative problem solving
Identify and provide leadership for change agents and change advocates within the stakeholder community by involving trusted informal leaders to create employee understanding, and influence successful organizational change.
Design and perform quantitative assessments of change success and change adoption.
Solicit feedback from stakeholders to determine the success of change management activities and ensure that behavioral changes align with strategic objectives.
Manage and provide leadership to a small team of project managers who will partner with and execute the plans
Advanced degree in Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, or a relevant discipline preferred.
Track record of successful organizational change experience, with goals to achieve and identify strategic business objectives and benefits.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills — essential for interacting with key stakeholders across the project, so as to manage, inform and influence successful project outcomes.
Good working knowledge of industry-standard project management methodologies and project life cycles.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships at all levels within the firm.
High level of maturity, demonstrated ability to manage confidential information, and impeccable judgment.
Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure; able to manage and execute effectively on multiple, time-sensitive projects, with keen sense of urgency.
Openness to feedback and strong self-awareness.
Strong detail orientation – highly organized with excellent follow-through and delivery.