Program Manager, Change Management
Kohler Co.

Kohler, Wisconsin

Program Manager, Change Management 

Location:  Kohler, WI 


The Program Manager, Change Management will play a key role in Strategic Initiatives Office (SIO) charged with planning and execution of a portfolio of enterprise transformation initiatives. They will contribute to meeting SIO objectives on time and on budget by increasing employee adoption and usage.

This person will focus on the people side of change - including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and execution plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance. The Program Manager - Change Management  will work to drive faster adoption, higher ultimate utilization and greater proficiency of the changes that impact employees in the organization to increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support and coaching to frontline managers and supervisors as they help their direct reports through transitions.
  • Support project teams in integrating change management activities into their project plans.
  • Support the enterprise Strategic Initiative (transformation) Office to develop and manage Change Management, as part of a detailed execution plan.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders globally to plan a forward looking cross-functional/enterprise transformation roadmap aligned with the strategy & govern delivery and reporting to senior leadership.
  • Responsible for execution of change management scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Create actionable deliverables for the five change management levers communications plan, sponsor roadmap, coaching plan, training plan, resistance management plan.
  • Establish, capture and report on metrics to monitor change progress.


  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Requires 5+ years of work experience in portfolio and/or program management, change management.
  • Excellent communication, influencing, and leadership skills.
  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process; experience with Prosci ADKAR ® Model is a plus.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, and tools.
  • Experienced with leading change management at portfolio and program management level for road mapping, budgeting, business case, governance, and value realization.
  • Self-starter and possesses flexibility to work in a fast-paced & fast-changing environment and ambiguous situations, with ability to succeed amidst ambiguity.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams, communicate with colleagues in both business and technical roles and develop process that drives scale.
  • Proven ability to meet tight deadlines, multi-task, and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to handle the day-to-day management of tasks, prioritization and resolution of problems and issues and experience in implementing action plans to meet objectives.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to express thoughts logically and succinctly.
  • Experience managing the overall delivery through the aligned teams.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have excellent conflict resolution and people interface skills.
  • Further education in business administration, operations, or project management a plus.
  • Experience with agile and other program & portfolio management methodologies is a plus.

We will consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this opportunity.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

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