Agile Coach

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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world. Established in 1945, Ashley offers one of the industry's broadest product assortments to retail partners in 123 countries.
Design, Build, Deliver:
Using our internationally acclaimed in-house design team, we create the look without paying expensive design fees. Then, by adhering to some of the most efficient production standards in the world, we are able to maximize productivity and minimize waste, generating additional savings for you. Finally, all orders are filled from strategically located regional warehouses and are serviced by our own fleet of trucks, the largest in the industry.
The Agile Coach is responsible for providing agile leadership to many teams across the organization. Using a participatory, servant-leadership style, the Agile Coach supports the agile teams with continuous improvement and value-driven product delivery. The Agile Coach is responsible for the ongoing day-to-day coaching of scrum masters within the organization as well as implementing and training on all aspects of the agile culture and process throughout the organization.
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Essential Functions:
Deliver hands-on coaching to individual teams in all aspects of Scrum and Kanban; observe the team dynamics, recognize strengths and opportunities, and coach them to improve.
Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships supporting agile product development.
Remain informed about industry trends and best practices concerning agile methodologies; implement within the organization.
Facilitate agile team planning and prioritization processes.
Coach teams to apply Agile principles to the delivery cycle with a goal of continuous improvement.
Advocate for the team and partner with development leadership to remove impediments.
Partner with Product Management and business owners in the development, prioritization and maintenance of product roadmaps, features and functionality.
Foster a strong customer focus and an environment of collaboration.
Job Requirements
Bachelor Degree in Information Technology, Business or related field, or equivalent work experience, Required
4 years' experience working directly with or on an Agile team, Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong knowledge of Agile methodologies and frameworks
Working knowledge of software development lifecycle and methodologies
Strong knowledge and skills of servant leadership, motivation, situational awareness, conflict resolution and empowerment.
Strong attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Effective time management and organizational skills
Work independently as well as in a team environment
Document management system
Analytical and problem solving skills
Maintain confidentiality
Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement
Handle multiple projects simultaneously within established time constraints
Proficient computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, internet
Perform under strong demands in a fast-paced environment
Work professionally with customers and co-workers to efficiently serve our customers, treating both with enthusiasm and respect
Display empathy, understanding and patience with employees and external customers
Respond professionally in situations with difficult employee/vendor/customer issues or inquiries
Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ashley Furniture via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ashley Furniture. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ashley Furniture as a result of the referral or through other means.
We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all candidates only those meeting specific position requirements may be contacted. Principals Only.

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