Abcam: ERP Change Manager

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Closing date: 2017-12-01

About the role

A new and exciting opportunity has recently arisen for an experienced Change Manager to play a key role on a major Transformation programme, centred around the implementation of Oracle Fusion across our global business. This is a fantastic chance for someone to focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and transitioning our IT support to a Managed Service Provider.   The programme has just entered user acceptance testing

You will play a key role ensuring the successful transition and adoption, and minimising resistance. This is an exciting opportunity for someone aiming to make the difference between getting change over the line and delivering real, lasting change and sustainable business benefits.

About Business Transformation at Abcam

Business Transformation is made up of a group of talented change managers, trainers and communications specialists. The team plays a critical role in helping the organisation deliver results more effectively by supporting key initiatives (such as a global overhaul of our systems and processes; an upcoming headquarter move, and many more) and applying change management best practices to help individuals succeed through change.

Roles & responsibilities:


  • Working with stakeholders to map out and deliver exactly what is needed to land change successfully (including communications, coaching and training)
  • Reporting progress against plan weekly and managing risks and issues
  • Developing business readiness plans with business teams to ensure they understand and are prepared to deliver against those plans
  • Working alongside the Programme Communications lead to develop “know how” material to be cascaded within the business
  • Supporting the development of a global change network to strengthen engagement across Abcam businesses
  • Arranging and facilitating workshops
  • Integrating change management activities into the programme plan

About you

The ideal candidate will have extensive Change Management experience gained during complex ERP projects, ideally within a manufacturing and supply chain function. You should have a solid understanding of how people go through a change process and a demonstrable track record of executing Change Management strategies – including conducting change assessments, assessing business readiness, developing communication plans, producing training needs analysis, defining and measuring success metrics and monitoring change progress.

You should be a team player, able to take responsibility and manage multiple competing priorities with high attention to detail. We require a strong communicator with a flexible and adaptable approach.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!

About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.