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Change Manager (HG17)


This is a local role with 3days/week in the office

Type of contract: fixed term contract (2years) with the possibility of extension


Asahi Europe & International is a subsidiary of Asahi Group Holdings Ltd, a global beverage and food company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan.

Employing > 12,000 people, Asahi Europe & International is the custodian for leading super premium lager brands Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch, Asahi Super Dry, plus international Czech lager brands, Pilsner Urquell and Kozel.

The business has world-class brewing and production facilities in 8 markets – UK, NL, ITL, PL, CZ, SK, HU, RO. In most of these markets, we are the leading brewer with full portfolio of famous brands. Commercial operations in other parts of Europe, USA, Canada, LatAm, Africa and Asia are served through our global distribution network.


Main purpose of the job

The experienced Change Manager will work independently to help deliver and embed change. Working with the immediate project team, team members from interconnecting projects, and closely with the business to ensure Change Management deliverables are completed, the change is adopted, leadership buy-in and business readiness – resulting in the project realizing the benefits and meeting its objectives.

This role can be based in any of our operational markets across AEI and is dedicated to the launch of SAP Ariba in our Procurement function.


More specifically, you will be trusted to:  

  • Develop a strong understanding of stakeholders by completing a Stakeholder Analysis and supporting team members manage stakeholders (key messages and coaching)
  • Understand the change by completing a Change Impact Assessment and deeply analyzing how people will be impacted by future ways of working. Understanding of the behavior and cultural change needed.
  • Partner with business stakeholders (Leaders as country level and BPOs) to help develop understanding of local ways of working and future ways on working
  • Ability to comunicate and articulate the level of change impact with senior stakeholders
  • Develop a detailed change management plan, change management strategy and change adoption KPIs to ensure the change is embedded and adopted.
  • Responsible to defining key messages and communication for the Project
  • Ability to understand the training requirements that will support the change and develop a plan to support the needs
  • Responsible to work with internal and external partners to develop learning tools to support future ways of working and competencies needed
  • Ability to measure success, define metrics, share with senior leaders in the business and monitor progress
  • Ability to present and communicate to senior leaders about the project
  • Develop a sustainability plan to ensure we maximize the ROI
  • Document lessons learnt and facilitate the handover to BAU
  • Work as a change management team to build and develop change management competency in the business
  • Create and manage champion network of change agents
  • Drive change management activities at a local level with SMEs, superusers and champions



Do you have what it takes?

  • +3years’ experience in core Change Management role/implementing transformational change
  • University degree
  • Advanced verbal & written proficiency in English and Czech
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Work well under pressure, with complexity and ambiguity
  • Assertive and able to lead others to deliver


Enjoy a little extra with our benefits (the list of benefits applies to Czech Reoublic )

  • Annual bonus and salary review
  • Flexible working
  • 28 days off
  • Contribution to pension scheme
  • Lunch contribution
  • Budget to enjoy our products
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Online medical service
  • Paid volunteering time


Join our team and uncover even more exciting perks that make Asahi Europe &International an exceptional place to work

We are committed to nurturing a workplace where we celebrate and respect differences, and support everyone to be true to who they are! At Asahi Europe and International, we believe you can SHINE AS YOU ARE - no matter your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We want to support you to be courageous in your individuality and to know that whoever you are and whatever your circumstances, you can belong with us without having to conform.

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