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REQ ID: 87393
JOB TITLE: Agile Coach
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 19/04/22
LOCATION: Gaydon

 

The Opportunity 


As announced in the recent Reimagine launch, we need to offer new and ever evolving products and services, at pace, responding rapidly to changes in consumer expectations. Agile offers a thoroughly different approach to creating value, putting speed, flexibility, and the customer at the heart of what we do. We are on an exciting journey to increase our agility and responsiveness, using tried and tested Agile practices in the delivery of our products and services. We have embraced it at scale within engineering Agile projects, as part of the ReFocus Transformation Programme, and it is within this framework that we are looking to recruit Agile Coaches.

 

As an agile coach you will partner with the Lead agile coaches to support key areas of the Product Delivery value chain with their agile transformation. You will coach at a group/squad level around agile principles, ways of working, mindset, and behaviours – agile principles over and above specific Agile methods. 

 

You will also be responsible for:

 

  • Be embedded as an Agile coach within key domains, working with them and supporting the squad level agile coaches throughout Agile adoption phase. 
  • Deliver Agile team onboarding and training, including wave mobilisation sessions and our in-house product owner and scrum master training programmes
  • Support the team on key Agile ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, Dailies, Retrospectives, 
  • Define and agree with the squad coaches a coaching plan that notably includes 1:1 with POs and SMs and team coaching sessions, to help them understand their roles and related practices, tools, and methods
  • Support the rollout of Key Adoption and Competency metrics to support agile adoption and maturity
  • Partner with the Product Owner and Scrum Master Communities of Practices to improve and enhance JLR’s agile scale approach, tools, and methods
  • Ensure Squads adhere to the evolving company operating model and guidelines
  • Helping to support facilitation of big room planning sessions and related activities
  • Support dynamic reporting process to ensure any impediments are removed to aid maturity

 
What you'll need


Knowledge of advanced enterprise Agile methods (E.g., LeSS, Nexus, Scum@Scale, SAFe…) and tools (Jira, Jira portfolio) alongside strong verbal and writing skills, presentation skills and ability to motivate teams in Agile ways of working. 


 Experience as an Agile Coaching / Agile transformation role 

 

Or 

  • In depth Scrum Master experience
  • Demonstrable Agile Delivery of several Projects / Products.
  • Stakeholder Management 
  • Experience of Change Management and effectively managing teams through change
  • Supporting teams to run User Story Workshops and helping teams with prioritisation techniques.
  • Experience of working with distributed teams (outsourced, remote site)
  • Ability to show leadership in addressing required team level cultural change.
  • Experience using Agile tools such as JIRA/Portfolio for JIRA.
  • Background and interest in software / electronic engineering, product development.
  • Able to help teams increase transparency as well as helping leaders increase psychological safety within the team
  • We expect the person in this role to have done it and lived it before they teach it
  • Facilitation skills to deliver SME training programmes

 

SO WHY US?

 

Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

 

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

 

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

 

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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