The Weir Group PLC

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Change Management Manager- SAP
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Company Profiles

Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.


Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.


Business Need / Purpose of Role

The Region Change Manager is primarily responsible for the organizational change management and acceptance of ERP implementation plans. Reporting to the Regional IT Director (and strong supervisory by Company Managing Directors) this position has the responsibility, authority and accountability to coordinate and deliver defined ERP planning activities, goals and milestones as expressed in terms of regional projects.

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

  • Coordinate and manage ERP change projects, with a focus on adoption and employee alignment, across all levels of the organization.
  • Influence others and move the company toward a common vision or goal.
  • Ensure successful completion and/or delivery of business planning tasks outlined in the project plans
  • Maintain and execute the Site Business Plan (SBP) using standard project management techniques
  • Work together with the Company Implementation Managers who will be responsible for overall project delivery supporting him/her as required.
  • Provide regular communications to the local business, at a minimum in accordance with the site communications plan.
  • Coordinate change management activities needed for successful implementation under guidance of the Divisional Change Manager
  • Coordinate the business interaction with the Implementation Team including scoping workshops, testing, training and support
  • Promote a customer service attitude in the project.
  • Establish and coordinate a schedule of local meetings to review the progress of the project and ensure control over project activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all Company policies, procedures, and programs – including security management.
  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress
  • Promote and maintain a flexible, cooperative, team oriented, customer focused attitude within and between departments.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and work rules and regulations. Maintain departmental housekeeping standards.
  • Ensure compliance with all Divisional and Group IT policies.
  • Comply with all Information Technology Department and Company policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Nothing in this position description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • Responsible for Environmental Health and Safety management and policy commitments as prescribed for this role in Weir’s Duty of Care.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Directly supervises the Business Process Lead




Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Change Management, Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Project Management or a related discipline with a minimum of 5 years’ of practice in change management and with ERP implementations.


Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills:

Project Management, Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Powerpoint, Presentation software


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Change management certification or designation desired. e.g. Prosci Certification

Certification in project management also desired.


Physical Demands:

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


Work Environment:

Work is performed in inside environmental conditions. Moderate noise.



Plan on 50% travel after Madison implementation is complete.


Core Competencies

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.


Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Managing Vision and Purpose – Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; talks beyond today; talks of possibilities; is optimistic; creates milestones and symbols to rally support behind the vision; makes the vision sharable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations.


Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.


Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.


Building Effective Teams – Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.


Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.