• 20-May-2021 to 21-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Manufacturing
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Full Time - Exempt

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Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.  Novavax is currently conducting multiple late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, our vaccine candidate against the virus that causes COVID-19, and has recently reported exciting and highly encouraging initial efficacy results. NanoFlu, our quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both candidate vaccines incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines. Our proprietary technology platform leverages the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

We are seeking a Change Management Lead, who has experience with matrix project teams and working cross functionally in the development and execution of change management strategies. This role will be reporting to the PMO and OE Manager. The Change Management (CM) Lead is the CM thought leader responsible for developing and deploying change processes, standards, and templates in our Manufacturing Operations group.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Focus on the people side of change, applying the Prosci Methodology and ADKAR model in change management and help the business realize the outcomes of projects.
  • Develop and implement change management guidelines that provide for a well-structured change management process across the enterprise.
  • Provide change management services as lead consultant across a portfolio of projects and strategic initiatives within and across business functions, including people, process, and technology initiatives. May also lead change management on major projects and/or strategic initiatives. Provide day-to-day direction on change management aspects to project managers.
  • Lead the development of change competency models and methodologies and embeds them in the organization with training, coaching and specific interventions; provide authoritative advice on developing or enhancing change management tools, methodology and processes to build capability across the organization to lead change and improve personal resilience; stays abreast of best practices in change management; lead evolution and continuous improvement of change methodology.
  • Oversee the creation of change management plans and strategies for all projects and strategic initiatives in the functional area, incorporating communications and training.
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders and conduct regular meetings to collaborate, solicit feedback, and share insights as to the performance of the change practice for the business.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of change efforts across the portfolio and directs change managers to adjust when necessary; develop and advise on impact and change saturation levels for the functional area to inform enterprise prioritization and sequencing of projects and initiatives.
  • Monitor and review change adoption and implement resistance mitigation and reinforcement strategies.
  • Facilitate change management activities with cross-functional project team members and client stakeholders to understand and ensure adoption.

Minimum requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience with change management, specifically with ADKAR/PCT model
  • Demonstrated project management and time management skills.
  • Strong program, project and time management skills; independently set direction and prioritize activities to drive execution
  • Ability to motivate and manage a cross functional project team
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills at all levels in an organization.
  • Team-oriented attitude and ability to work collaboratively with and through others
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to identify issues and bring them to a resolution
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and to adapt to changing priority schedules.
  • Ability to be gown-qualified to access classified Manufacturing areas.

Preferred requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in biotechnology preferred
  • Prosci certification preferred
  • PMI (CAPM or PMP) certification preferred

Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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