Agile Product Coach

Job Number: 12496
Location(s): Minneapolis, MN

We’re passionate about food and driven by data.

Do you want to impact our future through data, analytics and innovative technology? Do you thrive on leading big things and making it happen? Bring your passion, expertise and problem-solving skills to the table and make an impact.

General Mills is reshaping the future, and technology & data play an important role for us. Your technology experience will help us get the right data and solutions at the right time, every time. As one of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates across the globe with more than 100 recognizable consumer brands, including: Cheerios, LÄRABAR, Pillsbury, Yoplait, Annie’s Homegrown, Totino’s, Epic Provisions and Blue Buffalo.

Job Details

Overview & Responsibilities

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

As an Agile Product Coach, you will serve as an embedded coach and leader to Product teams to educate and influence the adoption and scaling of the Agile Delivery Model. The ideal coach will have experience on Product Teams with mindset, values, practices, product, and technology. In this role, you will:

  • Embed as a coach on one or more Product teams to influence, educate, and coach team members, leaders, and business stakeholders on Agile values, principles, and practices related to process, technology and/or product.
  • Develop, implement, and promote Agile best practice standards including the use of metric boards and tools where appropriate.
  • Educate and influence leadership, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and SMEs on their role in supporting teams
  • Demonstrate good technical understanding of how to build and deliver software solutions
  • Provide transparency to stakeholders regarding the progress of adoption of Agile & DevOps principles and practices
  • Document, report and promote quantifiable business benefits resulting from Agile & DevOps transformation efforts
  • Share learnings with other Agile coaches to elevate skills and knowledge of coaching team
  • Lead assessments to determine progress of team performance through quantitative and qualitative measures
  • Collect data and demonstrate ability to deliver value and product frequently

 

Qualifications

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years prior experience as an Agile Coach or change influencer leading a variety of several change efforts or transformations.
  • 3-7 years prior work experience in product ownership/management and understanding in delivering software products/solutions with a broad range of experiences across development, testing, analysis, and operations
  • Experience in coaching product management (strategy, roadmap, feature definition, etc.)
  • 2-3 years demonstrated knowledge of various frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, etc)
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated exceptional critical thinking, strategic planning and process management skills
  • Strong leader with business acumen and strategic focus
  • Strong presentation, facilitation and communication skills
  • Strong servant leader able to lead and work with multiple diverse roles and personalities
  • Ability to work collaboratively and inspire teams
  • Ability to influence and lead change
  • Ability to interact with Senior Leadership

Overview & Responsibilities

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

As an Agile Product Coach, you will serve as an embedded coach and leader to Product teams to educate and influence the adoption and scaling of the Agile Delivery Model. The ideal coach will have experience on Product Teams with mindset, values, practices, product, and technology. In this role, you will:

  • Embed as a coach on one or more Product teams to influence, educate, and coach team members, leaders, and business stakeholders on Agile values, principles, and practices related to process, technology and/or product.
  • Develop, implement, and promote Agile best practice standards including the use of metric boards and tools where appropriate.
  • Educate and influence leadership, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and SMEs on their role in supporting teams
  • Demonstrate good technical understanding of how to build and deliver software solutions
  • Provide transparency to stakeholders regarding the progress of adoption of Agile & DevOps principles and practices
  • Document, report and promote quantifiable business benefits resulting from Agile & DevOps transformation efforts
  • Share learnings with other Agile coaches to elevate skills and knowledge of coaching team
  • Lead assessments to determine progress of team performance through quantitative and qualitative measures
  • Collect data and demonstrate ability to deliver value and product frequently

 

Qualifications

WHO YOU ARE:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years prior experience as an Agile Coach or change influencer leading a variety of several change efforts or transformations.
  • 3-7 years prior work experience in product ownership/management and understanding in delivering software products/solutions with a broad range of experiences across development, testing, analysis, and operations
  • Experience in coaching product management (strategy, roadmap, feature definition, etc.)
  • 2-3 years demonstrated knowledge of various frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, etc)
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated exceptional critical thinking, strategic planning and process management skills
  • Strong leader with business acumen and strategic focus
  • Strong presentation, facilitation and communication skills
  • Strong servant leader able to lead and work with multiple diverse roles and personalities
  • Ability to work collaboratively and inspire teams
  • Ability to influence and lead change
  • Ability to interact with Senior Leadership

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