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Sr Manager, Organization Development & Change Management

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21365 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

Grace is seeking a Sr. Manager, Organization Development & Change Management to join our Human Resources team! This role reports to the Vice President, Talent and is located at the headquarters in Columbia, MD.

The Sr. Manager, Organization Development & Change Management will be responsible for overseeing and executing the management of all aspects of organization development and will implement change management strategies to maximize employee adoption and usage.  As part of the talent management team, this role is a key driver to our high-performance culture goals to attract, engage, develop, and retain high-performing talent.


  • Provide leadership, consultation, and guidance to the company on organization development and change management strategies, approaches and the use of consistent models
  • Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness, and identify key stakeholders
  • Identify, analyze, and prepare risk mitigation tactics
  • Identify and manage anticipated and persistent resistance
  • Consult and coach project teams for specific business outcomes
  • Develop change management and change leadership capabilities in the HR and business teams

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 12+ years of experience in organization development and change management
  • Ability to think strategically but can roll up their sleeves when needed
  • Very strong and polished communicator with an ability to comfortably interact with and influence all levels of the organization, from C-Suite to Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in I/O Psychology or Organizational Behavior
  • Certification in Change Management (Prosci or similar)
  • Vendor management
  • Previous experience implementing a change management methodology in a corporate environment and increasing change management capability in HR and the business


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore