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Head of Global Agile Center of Excellence

Company: Experian Group
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Head of Global Agile Center of Excellence Experian is leading an enterprise global transformation program. The programs vision is to gain competitive advantage through technology (Cloud, hybrid-cloud, micro-services) and large-scale adoption of Agile best practices across the company. Programs objectives include:

  • Accelerate our pace of innovation and improve the speed at which we can introduce new products and new capabilities into and across markets
  • Create 'global first' product build mindset, with cooperation across BUs for scaling global opportunities and maximizing product re-use
  • Delight customers with cutting edge products exceeding expectation of quality, service, reliability and scalability
  • Reduce cost of operations to enable higher reinvestment in innovation
  • Make our product teams more productive and versatile About us, but we'll be brief Experian is the world's leading global information services company, unlocking the power of data to create more opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. We are thrilled to share that FORTUNE has named Experian one of the 100 Best Companies to work for . In addition, for the last five years we've been named in the 100 "World's Most Innovative Companies" by Forbes Magazine . What you'll be doing
    • Drive the start-up, staffing and deployment of Experian's global Ways of Working Centre of Excellence (COE)
    • Lead the strategic direction to adopt Agile best practices across Experian - first within Product Development (nearly 500 teams), then to the rest of the organization totaling 18000 employees
    • Significantly lift overall maturity level to demonstrate sustainable performance gains to product quality, unit cost, and pace of delivery; deliver run-rate savings of $40 million over the next five years ($169 million cumulatively)
    • As a trusted and credible expert:
      • Share Agile LeSS best practices and easily understood standards
      • Facilitate tooling standards adoption
      • Own continuous improvement plan; maturity capability roadmap pacing
      • Drive collaboration, re-use, and change management; peer reviews
      • Produce enterprise wide KPIs and progress tracking
      • Partner with the regional Agile COEs and business leaders as needed
        • Training and certification
        • Coaching
        • Accelerators
        • Board and Operating Committee reporting as required
        • Serve as a key member of the--Results Delivery Office What your background looks like Credentials
          • Product Owner certification
          • Undergraduate degree; ideally an advance degree Experience
            • Substantial experience in an Agile leadership role within a global organization; strong knowledge of the software development lifecycle, with experience in Agile methodologies skills
            • Proficiency in Agile scaling frameworks LeSS (essential), SaFE, Spotify and Scrum methodologies
            • You have been an Agile Coach in a mature agile environment or similar for a number of years
            • Experience as a Product Owner / Product Manager with software products Skills
              • Strong stakeholder management skills; including making technical information simple, accessible and insightful for technology and non-technology decision makers
              • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to connect with people - an expert influencer, especially within a matrixed environment.
              • Problem analysis and problem resolution at a strategic level; proven track record of consulting with C-suite
              • Background in FinTech / Financial Services / Cloud Business Services preferred, but not required
              • High level of professionalism and emotional intelligence
              • Finger on the pulse, dedicated and flexible to business needs
              • Relentless positivity and enthusiasm that helps teams 'catch the spark' of transformation and imagine new possibilities
              • A mindset that thrives in ambiguity, can navigate the concrete and the abstract, and always constructively challenges the status quo
              • A gift for compelling storytelling - in the conference room, the hallway, an email - that resonates with all audiences
              • A personal style that embraces teamwork, cares deeply about the work and the team, and shares openly and honestly with all
              • An executive who leads and empowers people, removes roadblocks and acts as an advocate for their program team with the ability to adapt style as necessary.
              • Track record of working in a fast paced, results driven roles within complex organizations.
              • Cultural awareness and experience of working in international teams EOE including Disability/Veteran Refer a Friend Know someone who would be perfect for this role? Experian employees can refer a friend for an open role by clicking on the Recommend This Job button and choosing Grab a referral link (you must be logged in to do this). Once you have copied the link you can share it with your friend via email or social media. When your friend applies to the role using the link you provided, you will be captured as the referring employee. Simple as that!
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