Kellogg Agile Delivery Excellence Leader – Global IT PMO in IL, United States

Join our dynamic, progressive team of IT professionals in an environment where you can learn, grow, and create innovative technology solutions to help our business flourish. Become a part of our rich heritage that has grown from a small family business to a global organization with a presence in over 180 countries.

At the heart of the Kellogg Company is technology — a key enabler of how we market, sell and manufacture our well-known and beloved brands to consumers around the globe.

We have an opportunity in our Global IT Project Management Office for a leader of IT Agile Delivery Excellence in Oak Brook, IL or Battle Creek, MI. We are looking for a respected Agile practitioner with demonstrated experience in agile transformation for large enterprises. Grow with us as you work with a progressive, dynamic group of IT professionals.

In your role leading IT Agile Delivery Excellence you will help the Kellogg business to continue to grow our business and build on our success.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

The individual is responsible for driving Agile transformation in our Global IT Project Management Office from design to implementation to increase overall IT productivity, meet internal and external customer requirements, to support global business & IT plans, and ultimately help meet the company’s strategic objectives. Activities include:

  • Provides thought leadership in Agile ways of working through innovation and methodology improvements.

  • Provides consulting, coaching and training on Agile and related methodologies

  • Provides recommendations to improve use, adoption and understanding of Agile delivery and enabling tools

  • Lead the selection and implementation of Agile tool set

  • Applies process design and mapping techniques in association with suitable software lifecycle tools to define and improve the SDLC process for both waterfall and agile approaches.

  • Gathers information on existing processes. Performs analysis on current capabilities versus desired capabilities.

  • Facilitates process design meetings. Applies mapping and streamlining techniques to implement/improve processes.

  • Defines and authors processes, policies and artifacts for SDLC processes that support both waterfall and agile or iterative methodologies.

  • Defines and authors best practices for agile project management, including backlog management, sprint process, user-story build-out, and product reporting.

  • Creates long and short term plans for new and improved processes and policies.

  • Builds business case for investing in IT improvement initiatives. Develops, documents, and communicates plans for investing in IT improvement, including analysis against approved IT improvement priorities.

  • Deploys standard processes by communicating and training IT project teams.

  • Conducts reviews to ensure standard processes, policies, guidelines and artifacts are being utilized. Interprets results of reviews and executes remedial steps as necessary.

  • Conducts research into emerging IT tools and trends, standards, and products to recommend improvement solutions.

  • Collaborates with IT leadership and their teams and suppliers to ensure that proposed and existing IT improvement solution plans are aligned with organizational goals and objectives.

  • Makes continual improvement of products, processes and systems and provides ongoing support to project resources.

  • Defines metrics to measure process effectiveness and track organizational maturity.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE?

At Kellogg Company, we place a huge emphasis on recruiting the best people to help grow our business and build on our success. To be considered for this position you must be able to demonstrate the following:

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED and significant related experience

  • Sound knowledge and experience in various Agile methods and practices (Scrum, Lean, XP, RAD etc.)

  • Hands-on knowledge and experience in more than one Agile tool (such as Rally, Version One, JIRA-Agile) for managing backlog, sprints, tasks, scrum boards, Kanban boards, defects, and reporting

  • Experience coaching others in Agile concepts and practices (resume should clearly articulate the coaching experience in a large scale enterprise agile transformation)

  • Experience in creating and tailoring Agile processes and process improvements in a large organization acting in a leadership/consulting role

  • In-depth knowledge of IT processes with understanding of how they operate and levers that impact performance this includes end to end software development lifecycle

  • Strong planning, organizational, problem solving, team leadership and teamwork skills

  • Excellent consultative skills with ability to influence and align across organizational silos

  • Ability to build constructive relationships, present ideas and communicate change to all stakeholders

  • Aptitude for detail-oriented work and the ability to work in a virtual team environment

  • Must be a confident, self-starter, self-motivated individual who really enjoys the challenges that come with driving, coaching, training and mentoring groups on process improvement

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience in scaled agile principles and practices

  • Practical understanding, experience and knowledge of DevOps capabilities such as Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD), Automated Testing, etc.

  • Industry recognized certifications related to Agile such as Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), or Certified Scrum Coach (CSC)

  • Project management experience with both waterfall and agile delivery approaches

  • Experience in Agile methodology project execution preferably in a distributed agile environment such as on-site/off-shore model

  • Experience playing the ScrumMaster or Agile Coach role for a medium or large development project

  • Experience with process/maturity models (ITIL, CMMI, Six Sigma) and their use in IT improvements

  • Experience with process design, mapping, quality tools, and organizational change management

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Travel is expected at 20%.

The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Title: Agile Delivery Excellence Leader – Global IT PMO

Location: USA-IL-Oak Brook

Other Locations: USA-MI-Battle Creek - Corporate Headquarters

Requisition ID: INF000998

Job Function: Information Technology

Job Type: Professional

Closing Date: Nov 20, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Relocation Assistance: No