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Agile Transformation Coach

Kimberly-Clark

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Agile Transformation Coach

Job Description

You’re raising the stakes for your career to do more. Learn more. Impact more. Here, your innovation, ideas, and technical curiosity will help us deliver better care for billions of people worldwide. You’ll put your professional expertise, talent, and drive to work by building and managing the technology behind our portfolio of iconic brands.

The Product Transformation Office is a collaborative entity within Kimberly Clark's Global IT (Digital Technology Solutions - DTS) organization that engages across the business and DTS to drive Product and Agile Transformation for K-C’s digital products and services.

As a member of this team, you'll engage in transforming DTS to into a customer focused, outcome driven organization by adopting Agile best practices. The role will provide coaching to Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Agile teams and will also engage with leaders on adopting product, Agile mindset, and execution. You'll also monitor effectiveness of the transformation journey and bring industry best practice to drive continuous improvement to product management and Agile practices.

Scope/Categories:

  • Role will report to the Agile Center of Excellence Lead within the Digital Technology Solutions organization and role will be an individual contributor.

  • Key Interfaces: DTS Leadership, Product Transformation Sponsors, Business Leaders, Product Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Delivery / Scrum teams, Regional & Functional Subject Matter Experts, Product and Agile Coaches

  • Travel may include approximately 5-10% of work time.

Key Accountabilities:

  • You'll coach and facilitate teams in all aspects of Agile mindset and execution. Scope includes jump-starting new teams and on-going coaching for project teams and product teams (scrum, Kanban or hybrid)

  • Act as primary coaching resource (hands-on coaching) for Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Agile teams.

  • Provide one on one coaching to Product Owners related to product backlog management, release planning, backlog refinement, writing quality user stories, story splitting/breakdown, defining acceptance criteria, sprint planning and user acceptance testing.

  • Provide one on one coaching to Scrum Masters on how to serve the Scrum team, serve the Product Owner and serve the Organization

  • Provide coaching to teams in implementing Scrum/Kanban, capacity planning, estimation (including but not limited to story pointing), backlog refinement, measuring velocity and other metrics, improving quality and effectiveness and driving continuous improvement of team performance

  • Develop agile training materials and training modules for Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Agile Teams and Leadership.

  • Deliver hands-on training in classroom and in virtual setting using collaboration tools (like Mural, Miro or others) in support of enterprise-wide initiatives for internal agile development paths

  • Coordinate and facilitate agile related communities of practice activities to drive shared learnings across the enterprise

  • Be a part of the Agile Center of Excellence and help scale Agile and roll out best practices like Agile metrics.

  • Observe teams to assess the agile maturity and use the outcome as input into improvement roadmaps.

  • Influence leadership and their teams throughout to drive adoption of Agile methods

Required Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S./M.S. (Advanced degree preferred) in a relevant field

  • 12+ years of Professional experience with a minimum of 4 years of Information Technology experience.

  • 5+ years of working in an Agile Software Delivery Environment

  • 3+ years of providing coaching to Agile Teams

  • 1+ years of acting as a Scrum Master

  • Experience coaching agile teams that are dispersed globally

  • Excellent training skills in classroom and in virtual setting using collaboration tools like Mural, Miro or others

  • Experience with Agile Life Cycle Management Tools (JIRA or AzureDevops)

  • Solid virtual meeting facilitation, interpersonal communication, training, negotiation, and presentation skills

  • Experience designing and implementing scrum of scrums for global products with regional delivery

  • Expert problem-solving ability and experience leading groups through problem solving methodology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years Product Management experience

  • 2+ years Product Owner experience

  • IT application services delivery experience; Scrum-Master Certification; Product Owner Certification

  • Experience with DevOps and Platform development

About Us

Huggies®. Kleenex®. Cottonelle®. Scott®. Kotex®. Poise®. Depend®. 25% of people in the world use Kimberly-Clark products every day, and it takes the best people to make that happen.

We’re founded on 150 years of market leadership, and we’re always looking for new and better ways to perform, especially when it comes to product and process innovation. Our customers are always looking for new and better. Our competitors won’t stop evolving. And our communities demand responsible corporate practices. We need bold, transformative ideas from people who can turn them into reality. That means there’s no time like the present to make an impact at Kimberly-Clark. It’s all here for you at Kimberly-Clark.

About You

You were made to do this work: designing new technologies, diving into data, optimizing digital experiences, and constantly developing better, faster ways to get results. You want to be part of a performance culture dedicated to building technology for a purpose that matters. You want to work in an environment that promotes sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development.

You love what you do, especially when your work makes a difference. At Kimberly-Clark, we’re constantly exploring new ideas on how, when, and where we can best achieve results. When you join our team, you’ll experience Flex That Works: flexible (hybrid) work arrangements that empower you to have purposeful time in the office and partner with your leader to make flexibility work for both you and the business.

We always ask, “How can we improve this?” and we’re looking for like-minded people. This is one business that’s not chained to the status quo. “Good enough” isn’t good enough here. We stay ahead by keeping on top of trends, recognizing market gaps and looking to fill those gaps in ways that give us an advantage. In our diverse workforce, we encourage and guide each other to explore new ground, glad for the unique perspectives and skills every person brings. Join us in our rewarding and profitable journey.

Total Benefits

Here are a few of the benefits you’d enjoy. For a complete overview, see www.mykcbenefits.com.

Great support for good health with medical, dental, and vision coverage options. No waiting periods or pre-existing condition restrictions. Access to an on-site fitness center, occupational health nurse, and allowances for high-quality safety equipment.

Flexible Savings and spending accounts to maximize health care options and stretch dollars when caring for yourself or dependents.

Diverse income protection insurance options to protect yourself and your family in case of illness, injury, or other unexpected events.

Additional programs and support to continue your education, adopt a child, relocate, or even find temporary childcare.

To Be Considered

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And finally, the fine print…

For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship. This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

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Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

K-C will not provide support for relocation of the chosen candidate for this role, if necessary, relocation will be at the candidate’s own expense.

Primary Location

USA-GA-Atlanta-Roswell

Additional Locations

USA-IL-Chicago, USA-TN-Knoxville, USA-TX-Dallas, USA-WI-Neenah

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time