Change Manager (1 Year FTC)


Job Title: Change/Project Manager Strategic Programme Office– Maternity cover (1 year fixed term)

About the role

An exciting opportunity has recently arisen to join the Strategic Programme Office (SPO) team as a Change/Project Manager. This role will join the SPO team focusing on supporting a range of strategic projects across Abcam. It is a fantastic chance for someone to specialise in the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems, ways of working. As projects transition from solution readiness to operational readiness, you will play a key role in 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 the Strategic Programme Office team

Abcam has an ambitious strategy and an aggressive transformation agenda. To drive this agenda, Abcam is actively building a Strategic Programme Office. This office is focused on helping to ensure we deliver maximum value from our strategy.

You will be part of the SPO support team that is made up of a talented group of Change and Project Managers and plays a critical role in helping Abcam deliver key strategic initiatives and applying project and change management best practices to help individuals and teams 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)

  • Engaging with leadership teams & SMEs to understand and mitigate the change impacts and developing change plans

  • Help establish a global change network to strengthen engagement across Abcam businesses

  • Developing and carrying out business readiness assessments with business teams to ensure they understand and are prepared for the change

  • Working alongside the Abcam communications team to develop “know how” material to be cascaded within the business

  • Arranging and facilitating workshops

  • Support identification of training approach and needs

  • Developing project and change plans, managing scope, budget and deadlines

  • Communicating project status, progress and escalating risk and impact to business stakeholders and internal teams

About you

The ideal candidate will have experience in working on transformation projects from a change / project management point of view.

A change (Prosci or equivalent) or project management (PRINCE 2 or equivalent) accreditation is beneficial.

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

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a great team, focussed on helping Abcam deliver our strategic initiatives, 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.