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Principal Financial Group Senior Change Management Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa

What You'll Do

The Principal Financial Group is seeking a Senior Change Management Consultant!

The Sr Change Management Consultant will provide knowledge and experience related to the skills, structures, tools, and support mechanisms needed to assist in leading change. The change consultant will craft, develop, implement, and evaluate significant change efforts that contribute to the fulfillment of strategic and operational objectives within the organization. Day to day activities will include change management coaching and consultative support within project teams, leading change management design and delivery, learning, communications, change measurement and reporting.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Participate in the development and execution of strategies to equip and empower project sponsors, senior leaders, and managers to drive and sustain change and build organizational agility capabilities.

  • Engage and work through the change process in various steps with key team members to align with upcoming change projects and project support expectations. Advise key partners on the challenges and opportunities arising from disruption among customers and employees.

  • Lead a portfolio of change management projects, providing coaching and support to project teams and owning change management support for significant projects.

  • Participate in the design, development, and execution of organizational change strategies in alignment with the change methodology, including impact assessment, stakeholder engagement, change planning, and measurement of change readiness and adoption.

  • Define and measure success metrics, and supervise change progress and the efficiency of change management plans throughout all project phases, addressing risks and adjusting where vital.

  • Facilitate knowledge sharing, assemble lessons learned with defining and measuring success metrics, and develop mentorship on standard methodologies.

Who You Are

  • Bachelors degree (Business, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development) or equivalent required. 7+ years related experience within change management; Master’s degree in related discipline preferred

  • Understanding of the psychological and behavioral impacts of change processes on people

  • Ability to establish and maintain credibility at all levels in an organization, which may include executive leadership

  • Knowledge and experience applying change management methodologies, tools, and techniques

  • Experience supporting large- and small-scale change initiatives

  • Ability to analyze, identify, and understand the significance of changes to provide insights and recommendations regarding encouraged organization impacts

  • Experience producing small to mid-scale communications and communication strategies

  • Assessing learning needs, and crafting and delivering learning content

Willing to consider at a higher level based upon experience, Talent Program Lead:

  • Bachelors degree (Business, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development) or equivalent required. 8+ years related experience within change management; Master’s degree in related discipline preferred

  • Program design, project management, passive sourcing management and relationship management required

Salary Range Information

Salary ranges below reflect targeted base salaries. Non-sales positions have the opportunity to participate in a bonus program. Sales positions are eligible for sales incentives, and in some instances a bonus plan, whereby total compensation may far exceed base salary depending on individual performance. Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer.

Salary Range (Non-Exempt expressed as hourly; Exempt expressed as yearly)

$95200 - $182400 / year

Time Off Program

Flexible Time Off (FTO) is provided to salaried (exempt) employees and provides the opportunity to take time away from the office with pay for vacation, personal or short-term illness. Employees don’t accrue a bank of time off under FTO and there is no set number of days provided.

Pension Eligible


Additional Information

Work Environments

This role offers in-office, hybrid (blending at least three office days in a typical workweek), and remote work arrangements (only if residing more than 30 miles from Des Moines, IA, or Charlotte, NC). You’ll work with your leader to figure out which option may align best based on several factors.

Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not considering applicants that need any type of immigration sponsorship (additional work authorization or permanent work authorization) now or in the future to work in the United States. This includes, but IS NOT LIMITED TO: F1-OPT, F1-CPT, H-1B, TN, L-1, J-1, etc. For additional information around work authorization needs please use the following links.

Nonimmigrant Workers ( and Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants (

Investment Code of Ethics

For Principal Asset Management positions, you’ll need to follow an Investment Code of Ethics related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.

Experience Principal

At Principal, we value connecting on both a personal and professional level. Together, we’re imagining a more purpose-led future for financial services – and that starts with you. Our success depends on the unique experiences, backgrounds, and talents of our employees. And we support our employees the same way we support our customers: with comprehensive, competitive benefit offerings crafted to protect their physical, financial, and social well-being. Check out our careers site ( to learn more about our purpose, values and benefits.

Principal is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Posting Window

We will accept applications for 3 full days following the Original Posting Date, after which the posting may remain open or be removed based upon applications received. If we choose to post the job again, we will accept additional applications for at least 1 full day following the Most Recently Posted Date. Please submit applications in a timely manner as there is no guarantee the posting will be available beyond the applicable deadline.

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