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Agile Coach, Program Office (Virtual Position)

Company: US Foods
Location: Bensenville
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Join Our Community of Food People! The Agile Coach, Program Office is responsible for helping internal clients deliver outcomes against some of the organization's most complex and cross-functional initiatives and products. The Agile Coach encourages, empowers, and coaches both leadership and Agile teams, with a focus on the Scrum Masters and Product Owners. In this position, your role as an Agile Coach will require you to be a strategic partner and thought leader for an organization transitioning to Agile delivery methodologies. **ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES** Agile Coaching & Facilitation Coach a small number of cross-functional Agile teams, which may include temporary initiative teams or more long-standing product teams Educate and influence Agile teams and stakeholders, at the program and team levels, on the core concepts and principles in an emerging Agile environment Quickly establish collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders and team members to help them in their journey of adopting Agile methodologies Monitor health and maturity of Agile teams, supporting various types of team measurement, to provide transparency and enable the team's ability to continuously inspect and adapt Identify and proactively address issues contributing to lack of clarity and waste across Agile teams and programs Model and coach proper facilitation of Scrum and Kanban ceremonies May need to serve as temporary Scrum Master when needed Product Orientation Partner with Product Owners / Product Managers to ensure the product vision is clearly documented in a charter / roadmap and is aligned to the organizational goals Coach and train Product Owners / Product Managers to evangelize outcome-driven product / initiative delivery Embrace Agile - Center of Excellence / Community of Practice Help to establish and support the Agile Center of Excellence, Scrum Master Community of Practice, and Product Community of Practice Build relationships and foster community with Agilists and Lean / CI practitioners across the organization Provide agile training and develop supporting job aids / tools / exercises to build agile capabilities and promote agile mindsets across the organization Other duties as assigned by manager **SUPERVISION:** No direct supervision responsibilities. Indirectly manages work efforts of agile team, provides specific and balanced feedback, coaches team with input from stakeholders, and provides performance input to direct supervisors. **QUALIFICATIONS** Education/Training: --- Bachelor's degree in Business / Marketing / Finance / Operations / Computer Science or related field required --- Scrum Master Certification required --- Certified Scrum Product Owner preferred Related Experience/Requirements: --- 5+ years of successful experience in agile product management / software development environments, preferably as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach --- 3+ years successful experience with Scrum and Kanban methodologies --- Experience with scaling frameworks, such as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), LeSS, and/or Scrum@Scale highly preferred **Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:** Agile Methodologies Expertise in Scrum and Kanban methodologies Expertise in scaling frameworks such as SAFe, Spotify, LeSS, and/or Scrum@Scale Building working relationships with Product Owners and Product Managers; supporting them in leading development product delivery teams Experience working with cross-functional teams (business and IT / enablement) Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills and can quickly build and earn trust Experience/familiarity with agile software development Past product management or agile roles Knowledge in emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and facilitating crucial conversations Proficiency leading through influence Self-direction and Teamwork Motivated self-starter Ability to work independently and within a team Consistent ability to build consensus Highly organized with the ability to multitask and prioritize workloads Proven ability to provide direction and oversight of project completion Past success leading agile delivery teams Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong presentation skills Able to communicate complex concepts clearly Ability to influence change within complex organizations Ability to relate to others Proficiency in the following required: Jira,, or similar work management tool \#LI-Remote \#LI-JC1 *****EOE** **Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual** **Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status***** COMMITTED TO PROTECTING OUR CANDIDATES, ASSOCIATES AND CUSTOMERS We're continually updating our safety procedures and taking every measure to ensure the protection of our candidates, associates and customers. Our workplace safety efforts include using sanitized interview rooms, social distancing, providing masks and gloves and sanitizing truck cab interiors. We also have COVID-19 Wellness Checks for anyone entering our facilities and safety barriers in select locations in our production facilities. To help our customers make it in this challenging time, we're providing robust support including webinars, one-on-one consults with our experts and detailed reopening materials. US Foods is proud to have donated $10 million in food to help with COVID-19 relief efforts to help our local communities make it. Learn more here . US Foods is one of America's great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more. US Foods may collect personal information from you in connection with the application process. US Foods complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and its policy may be found **here (\_CCPA\_policy.pdf) .** US Foods, Inc. 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, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. EEO is the Law poster is available here ( . EEO is the Law poster supplement is available here (\_EEO\_Supplement\_Final\_JRF\_QA\_508c.pdf) . Pay Transparency policy statement is available here (\_%20English\_formattedESQA508c.pdf) . US Foods is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the interview process or to perform essential job functions, please contact our US Foods Application Accommodation Line at 866-960-5886. You will be prompted to leave a message. Please state the specifics of the assistance needed and your contact information. A member of our HR department will return your call within two business days.

Keywords: US Foods, Chicago , Agile Coach, Program Office (Virtual Position), Administration, Clerical , Bensenville, Illinois

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