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Senior Manager, Agile Practice Management

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Madison, WI
$100,000 - $125,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Dec 13, 2018
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The Company:

Our client’s insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. As a dynamic and growing company, they strive to create a culture of performance, high standards and defined values.
Along with an excellent benefits package, their staff is engaged, rewarded for performance, and encouraged to grow professionally and personally. Their future is driven by their people, and their people are driven to deliver value through innovation, involvement and determination.  If you want to be recognized for your results and empowered to reach your potential, they urge you to apply.
In return for your skills and contributions, our client offers highly competitive compensation and benefit packages, significant professional growth, and the opportunity to win and be rewarded.

The Position:  Senior Manager – Agile Practice Management

Job Summary:
  • As an enterprise function, this is a critical role driving thought leadership and influencing our Client’s agile journey.
  • Not only do you have the opportunity to lead a group of talented and experienced coaches, you get to do this in an environment that embraces agile and continuous improvement and open to testing and learning new approaches, constantly evolving and doing what works best for the business.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Agile and Continuous Improvement, this position is accountable for driving individual and team agile maturity (inclusive of agile, lean and six sigma practices), leading coaches to deliver adaptive coaching, consulting and teaching across the enterprise. This role directs, working across stakeholders, prioritization and alignment with enterprise needs.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead and develop a team of coaches, driving an adaptive coaching practice
  • Create, communicate and institute adoption of maturity models across the enterprise to build, measure and advance organizational maturity
  • Define vision as well as long & short-term success metrics for the team that aligns with department and enterprise strategy
  • Support coaching and training needs for the enterprise; providing prioritization that aligns to business needs; understanding demand and align staff and capacity accordingly
  • Oversee the creation of best-practice based processes, including oversight of agile playbook
  • Have a customer-focused and continuous improvement mindset, consistently seeking customer feedback to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Drive business value, aligning the appropriate tool or concept to solve and satisfy the business need
  • Work collaboratively with strategic partners and leaders across functions
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, engineering, operations or equivalent trade-off in professional related work experience. 
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • 7+ years related agile and lean six sigma continuous improvement and people leadership experience
  • Proven leadership skills; ability to set direction and approach
  • Demonstrated team-building and coaching skills; proven teamwork and collaboration with diverse groups
  • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of stakeholders and to mobilize and motivate teams
  • Proven ability to multitask, manage multiple, complex problems and priorities
  • Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision, both written and verbal
  • Strong influencing skills; demonstrated ability to challenge and persuade
  • Ability to understand and ethically navigate the organizational dynamics and company culture
  • Willingness to Travel - Occasionally