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Global Transformation Change Director

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,400 stores and with more than 37,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,406 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 800,000 store visitors per day
  • ~17 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2019: EUR 4,037 million
  • EBITDA 2019: EUR 604 million
  • Over 37,000 employees


Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.


Developing Careers & Potential


Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company. Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.


With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. Grandvision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

Job Title

Global Transformation Change Director

Reports to

VP Transformation


  1. Apply a structured methodology to design and implement a 360 change plan in GV HQ and OpCos

  • Design effective change plan in each phase of the transformation fostering engagement and managing resistance, encompassing leadership engagement, coaching, communication, and training
  • Conduct impact assessment with the support of functions and stream leads highlighting impacted groups of employees at HQ/OpCo level and designing specific change plans for those groups (communication, training, …)
  • Design change methodology and tools to be used by the HR community across all OpCos to build and animate their own change plan localized for their markets
  • Advise and support functions and project lead in designing their change journey
  • Animate and support the change agent community (including OpCo HR), as well as functions and project leads along the journey and share change management good practices
  • Pilot execution, reporting progress to OpCo and local transformation governance on a regular basis
  • Assess change readiness and change plan impact along the transformation
  • Ensure cultural change involved by the transformation are addressed by change plans

  1. Ensure Leadership engagement along the journey (GV management team, Regional VPs, GMs)

  • Define together with the functions an impactful Story telling stating with clarity the purpose, the strategic objective and the value expected of the transformation
  • Leverage key forums to communicate transformation story to GV management (including but not only GVMT, transformation board, MD forums, GVC meetings)
  • Organize ad-hoc meetings with specific members of the management teams to manage “hopes and fears”

  1. Define and implement a communication plan for the transformation

  • Design a impactful communication plan together with functions, stream leads and GV internal com.
  • Select, together with GV internal com. the most impactful channels to distribute the content
  • Coordinate functions and project leads in creating the communication content (newsletter, digital apps, social network, gaming, …)
  • Support Change agents in OpCos (including OpCo HR) to define a customized communication plan for their market leveraging at best content created in HQ
  • Promote projects achievements and celebrate success

  1. Define and implement a training plan supporting employee in the adoption of new ways of working (new roles, new processes, and systems)

  • Design an efficient training plan with functions together with stream leads and GV Academy training programs
  • Coordinate functions and stream leads in documenting training requirements to support employees in the usage of new ways of working
  • Coordinate functions, stream leads and GV academy in the production of training content
  • Coordinate GV academy in the delivery of training programs

  1. Advocates Forward transformation and capture feedback from Regional/OpCo leadership and employees

  • Identify and animate the “transformation Ambassadors” as well as the community of change agents to advocate GV transformation
  • Establish positive relationships with key stakeholders to ensure engagement and successful delivery of change
  • Capture in a structured manner (regular meetings) feedback from Regional/OpCos
  • Organize interviews / workshops with specific employees to capture concerns
  • Adjust the change plan to address gaps and concerns
  • Support the collection of lessons learnt to enable continuous improvement

Required qualifications/level of education

  • Business school master’s degree / engineer school master’s degree
  • 5-8 years’ experience of change management in the context of large-scale transformation in a global group
  • Good experience of the retail industry 3-5 years

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process
  • Very strong communication, verbal and oral
  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Forward looking with a holistic approach
  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • Strives for operational excellence and service level perfection on all deliverables and timelines
  • A strong team player, able to work and support an environment of common support and mutual responsibility for finalization of deliverables
  • Detail oriented and driven to deliver quality and completeness of work

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Strong knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, and tools
  • ability to apply key change frameworks through different individual and group exercises, workshops, and other interventions
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization


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Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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