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Agile Transformation Manager

We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?

 

What We Are Looking For:

Volvo Car USA LLC is seeking an Agile Transformation Manager focused on enabling the Digital Business to push our Agile teams’ performance to new levels.  The candidate will work in 3 main areas: coaching, transformation, and measurement to achieve this. 

 

Coaching

The candidate will be responsible for promoting and training industry best practices as a trusted advisor and coach for Product Owners, Development Teams, and the Management Team across the Volvo USA Digital ecosystem.  At Volvo, we emphasize “being Agile”, not just “doing Agile”.  We strive to impart an Agile mindset throughout our teams, and to the larger organization.  The focus is on creating an atmosphere of trust and transparency where the business and development can rely on each other, which enables the creation of high-performance teams.

 

Transformation

The candidate will be responsible to enable the organization to put the Agile concepts into action.  Teams need to execute, deliver business value, and show a commitment to continuous improvement.  This may involve hands-on coaching, facilitating sprint planning sessions and retrospectives, and resolution of critical impediments.  The focus is on creating self-managing teams that aspire to deliver quality business outcomes more rapidly.

 

Measurement

Improvement requires measurement.  The candidate will track adoption of practices and processes, and create repeatable metrics on quality and delivery.  They will prepare and deliver effective communications both verbally and orally regarding progress and status.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide Agile Coaching to the enterprise to enable high-performance teams
  • Supervise all employee and contractor Scrum Masters
  • Vendor Management for project resources including recruiting, training, and oversight to ensure that Agile vendor partners are well-integrated into our Agile approach
  • May be responsible to serve as Scrum Master on product teams
  • Use subject matter expertise to support the development of the overall transformation plan.
  • Drive long-term adoption of deliverables such as standard set project metrics, project templates, and communities of practice
  • Track adoption of practices and processes, team performance, quality of deliverables, etc.
  • Engage managers and executives to help drive change in the organization.
  • Make recommendations regarding processes to adapt, change or discard relating to project and portfolio management.
  • Assist with the development of custom Agile training for scrum teams, product owners and scrum masters.
  • Aid in the creation of an internal coaching program that will identify and develop, good potential Agile coaches for certification.

 

What You Will Bring to Volvo:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business, or a related field
  • 5-8 years of project management and related experience, with hands-on Agile experience
  • PMP, ACP, or CSM certification preferred
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience with scaled Agile methodologies and frameworks such as SAFe, LeSS, etc. is a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful
  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline

 

Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 


Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

Mahwah, NJ, US

Job requisition ID:  52795


Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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