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Automation Change Manager

Company name
Tyson Foods, Inc.

Springdale, AR, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Marketing, Pr

Posted on
Mar 05, 2021

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Are you ready to join an innovative team where you will have direct influence on game-changing strategies and solutions for one of the world’s largest food companies? Looking for a role where you can combine your passion for analysis, change strategy, and communications? Wanting to be both strategic and hands-on? Thrive on partnering with talented colleagues and delivering as a team? If so … keep reading!

The Automation Methods and Optimization team is a start-up team at Tyson Foods that is responsible for identifying automation and process optimization opportunities, performing financial modeling, driving the automation roadmap, and executing automation projects. We will also partner across the enterprise to define and facilitate a governance model to ensure we leverage Tyson's full scale as a Fortune 100 company as we engage external partners and suppliers for automation tech and services, simplify our automation solution catalog, and help streamline supportability and solution maintenance.

The Automation Change Manager will play a critical role in ensuring new approaches and projects (change initiatives) result in high levels of employee adoption and usage. You will focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and ways of performing work. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance within manufacturing environments. The change manager will work to drive faster adoption of automation solutions, higher ultimate utilization of and proficiency with the changes implemented. These improvements will increase benefit realization, value creation, ROI and the achievement of results and outcomes.

While this role may not be supervisory initially, it is a leadership position and you will need to build strong partnerships across organizations to achieve our collective goals. You will also act as a coach for senior leaders and executives in helping them fulfill the role of change sponsor and provide direct support and coaching to all levels of managers and supervisors as they help their direct reports through transitions.


Apply proven change management approaches in order to perform impact analysis, stakeholder analysis, and build and execute change plans resulting in high adoption rates of our solutions, minimal disruption to operations, and overall operations preparedness

Define standard and repeatable approaches for Change Management as it relates to the specific projects and the introduction of automation into operational environments including standard processes, tools, methods, and templates

Help define and drive a change plan for the introduction of standards, governance, and controls within the context of automation

Partner with stakeholders and project teams to lead change impact analysis and build change plans for specific solutions and integrating these plans into overall project plans or sprints

Define an overall automation communications strategy in order to help create a culture of automation and innovation across Tyson Foods (includes communication objectives, methods, audiences, collateral, etc.)

Create professional presentations and communication materials for showcasing implementations

Define a standard approach for skills assessments and partner with operations for the creation of training and operational readiness plans

Build strong and mutually rewarding partnerships across business operations and global functions teams


Bachelor of Science or Masters degree in Marketing, Communications, Engineering, IT, or a related field

Minimum of 4-6 years in change management related roles where you have become proficient in proven practices and approaches for rolling out new processes, technology, or introducing cultural change within large enterprises

Significant experience performing change impact analysis, stakeholder/client analysis, and creating plans for ensuring high adoption rates for change

Advanced planning and project management skills (project management certification is a plus)

A high degree of emotional intelligence and proven ability to build strong relationships across organizations

Advanced presentation building and communication skills

Experience gathering and organizing data for insights

Experience working in or with technical, engineering, and manufacturing teams

Hands-on experience where you have brought organization to ambiguous environments with the use of processes, standards, and governance

Ability to clearly “tell the story” and tailor your messaging to partners, leadership, and stakeholders

Human Factors experience and certification is highly desired

Lean Six Sigma certification is a plus

Understanding and knowledge of food production processes and solutions is a plus

Proficient in the use of data to drive decision making

Proficient in the use of process mapping software and tools (mind-mapping tools, Visio, etc.)

Understanding of interdependencies between technology, operations, and engineering

Proven ability to mentor team members to grow in their own career and impact

Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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Our team members make the difference. If you are ready to grow your career with an industry leader and want to positively impact the team and community around you, then join us in helping us in raising expectations.Join us on the journey.

At Tyson, we are raising expectations for how much good people can do. Our Talent Strategy is to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent, and we believe that our Culture is the connecting thread that drives that strategy!

We strive to be a talent magnet to establish a reputation for being a talent rich organization where team members can grow their career while growing the business.

We are a high performing organization where team members are rewarded (Pay, Benefits and Recognition) for their contributions, and given the opportunity to support and/or volunteer with programs that help Tyson make a lasting social impact in the communities where we live and work.

To learn more about our culture, please read Our Purpose ( .

Tyson Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are unable to apply for career opportunities through use of this site due to an impairment or disability, please contact (479) 290-5000 for further assistance.

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