Lean/Agile Coach

Posted Date: Aug- 9-2018

Job ID: 11574

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Information Technology

City: Kent

State: Washington

Store: Kent Headquarters

What's cool about this job

As a Lean/Agile Coach in Information Technology, you will be key to the success of REI’s exciting Digital transformation, as well as IT’s Lean transformation.  You will coach and train individual contributors, leaders, and teams on Agile principles, Scrum, and Lean principles, behaviors, methods and tools. 

Lean Transformation
  • Leads Lean transformation activities across all IT departments (and other enterprise departments, as necessary)  
  • Manages development of Lean management systems (using metrics, visual management, leader standard work, etc.)
  • Builds Lean leadership capabilities in IT leaders
  • Teaches, coaches and models a problem-solving culture across IT
  • Provides software development teams and IT individuals with Agile consulting and coaching (e.g. Scrum, Agile principles, fast value, frequent feedback, prioritization, and estimating techniques)
  • Creates custom continuous improvement and Lean organization training materials for use in workshops and training classes
  • Builds sustainability into IT by training and coaching change agents
  • Manages overall lifecycle of IT Lean transformation and process improvement events/workshops

Continuous Improvement - General
  • Acts as an internal IT consultant to more efficiently enable the business through value-added activities, problem-solving and a Lean mindset
  • Seeks and evaluates process improvement and Lean information, materials, and methods to match specific organizational needs as outlined by leadership, and adapts them to use in the execution of process improvements
  • Ensures that process improvement objectives, specific goals, measures, and metrics are established
  • Provides appropriate visibility/status of overall Continuous Improvement activities including accomplishments, participation, projected activities, and anticipated needs
  • Leverages own organization and business knowledge to market and communicate the benefits of Continuous Improvement and operates with substantial latitude for independent action or decision
  • Stays up to date in the application of process improvement tools and techniques, and networks with other organizations for shared learnings

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 3+ years experience as a ScrumMaster or Agile coach
  • 3+ years experience in a Lean IT environment
  • 2+ years driving and implementing change/process improvements
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Lean principles, methods, and tools
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Agile principles, methods, and tools
  • Group/team facilitation:  experience facilitating groups of 4-25 people towards common goals
  • Demonstrated experience coaching individuals and/or teams on Agile and/or Lean practices
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types

Why you'll love it here

REI Information Technology is a team of creative and smart technologists who work in a collaborative environment to build business value through technology. And, we have the support of a great company to tackle some dynamic challenges that will keep REI relevant for years to come. If you have a passion for the outdoors and want to be a part of innovating retail technology, this job is for you.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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