Date: Sep 7, 2023

Location: FR

Company: Sonepar

About Sonepar

Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Through a dense network of 100 brands spanning 40 countries, the Group has an ambitious transformation agenda to become the first global B-to-B electrical distributor to provide a fully digitalized and synchronized omnichannel experience to all customers. Drawing on the skill and passion of its 45,000 associates, Sonepar had sales of €32 billion in 2022. Sonepar makes its customers’ lives easier, over the counter, visiting customers, by phone or online, – however we’re needed. Sonepar’s ambition is to become “La Référence” - the standard-setter for all its stakeholders.



In your role, you assist the ODD in all Change Management activities to support the HR Group transformation projects (Purpose, Strategic Workforce Planning, Employee experience) and to boost the adoption of our HRIS Success Factors. You will assess the change impact, support countries in their usage, create & implement adoption campaign and Dashboard / KPIs, propose tool’s or processes’ improvements.

You may be involved in other key projects on the change management aspects, for instance the Employee Listening surveys or the IMPACT strategic plan on our People pillar.

You will be in frequent interactions with other corporate departments (Communications, Digital) and international teams all over the world.



Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness and identify key stakeholders

Identify, analyze and prepare risk mitigation tactics, manage anticipated resistance

Create actionable deliverable and deploy all materials needed to accelerate HR tools adoption: Webinar, Interviews, Q&A sessions, Interview, Articles … (in coordination with the Group communication team)

Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress, including adoption KPIs

Promote the exchange of good practices between countries:

  • Analyze HR processes, identify gaps to be filled in to improve the HR tools adoption,
  • In partnership with the HR leadership team, set up action plans to support countries in their implementation
  • Conduct “adoption calls” at Region level

Support training efforts




1.           Ability to create exciting Change Management campaigns, write clear communications and create highly engaging presentation

2.           Drive & leadership skills in transversal environment

3.           Analytics and big data

4.           International profile. English spoken (French nice to have)

To carry out your strategic mission, you are able to show great dedication and availability and you are able to handle various tasks.

With great observation and adaptation skills, you easily adjust to the Group’s culture, considering the history of the company and the experiences of the various teams, respecting differences and finding communalities to achieve profitable growth opportunities.

You can analyze and synthetize quickly, are able to write clear notes and have excellent presentation skills. But you are also flexible and reactive, which enables you to always adjust to a demanding management.

You are a great listener, with a deep sense of service and openness to others. You are humble and diplomatic with great relational skills which enable you to smoothen exchanges and build a strong internal network. This network will be key to help you carry out your various missions.

As a curious and organized person, you proactively anticipate and develop creative solutions. You are able to work in autonomy and show infallible loyalty. You pay special attention to respecting the confidentiality of the information you deal with.

Building on strong family values, you understand the unique heritage of this great family-owned company and help HR team in building an ambitious and meaningful vision for all the company’s stakeholders.

You are a doer, you are a strong result oriented leader and you strive for improvement. Actions to support profitable growth are your target.

Finally, you are a team player, you are serious, you can handle stress.



3 to 7 years’ experience in Change Management / consulting / organization / HRIS

Deep interest in HR or in organization development and project management

Fluent in English (French is a plus)

Strong proven change and project management capability

Strong results orientation, interpersonal and communication skills



Job based in Paris, frequent travels

The job offers a unique opportunity to know the Group from a worldwide perspective and can open career path perspectives in HR / Transformation / IT / Business/ Communication.

We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy many employee benefits by applying online. Sonepar HQ is thankful for your interest in joining the team, only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.


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