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Director - Agile Transformation

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Date Posted: Sep 21, 2022

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Location: Cary, NC (hybrid - 3 days in office)

 

Role Value Proposition: 

As a member of MetLife’s Global Agile Enablement team (Global Lean-Agile Center of Excellence), you will help accelerate the next phase of MetLife’s Agile Transformation! Our team provides a leadership role in the Enterprise evolution towards agility. We are looking for a people leader and transformation engagement lead that will grow our team of agilists and shape the overarching strategy that keeps the organization constantly moving towards realization of enterprise agility.  

    

Key Responsibilities: 

This role combines enterprise agile transformation thought leadership and leading a team responsible for our Global Agile Enablement services, capabilities and operations. The team is focused on integrating the various needs of the business into a strategically-focused, best-in-class journeys for the end-user.

  • You have direct people leadership for a team of 4-6 agile enthusiasts to develop agile ways of working solutions, implement operational processes and monitoring community adoption and effectiveness.
  • You are responsible for higher-level strategic agile transformation planning and line of business consulting to establish disciplined, effective agile ways of working.
  • As an influential leader, you are seen as an expert in scaled agile execution that requires confident, simplistic and kind communication of all modes.
  • Lead and/or facilitate SAFe trainings, workshops, OKR sessions, group coaching and 1:1 coaching both virtually and in-person. Primarily focused at the mid-senior level management with occasional focus on solution teams and critical agile roles of ARTs.
  • Meet our colleagues where they are for sustaining portfolio-wide adoption of Lean-Agile principles, practices and scaled patterns, with a particular focus on Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
  • Bring thought leadership and lessons learned back to the community of coaches to upskill and build internal coaching capability across MetLife. Acting as coach of coaches and exemplar within the broader coaching network.
  • Commitment to learn and share. Keeping track of new industry trends while finding connections and case studies of those we can learn from.

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: 

 

Required:

  • 3+ years experience of direct people leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change at the organization level to form productive relationships quickly
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial skills and capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment, assertiveness
  • SAFe SPC Certification 
  • 5+ years experience as a Release Train Engineer, Agile Program Manager or Product Manager
  • 5+ years experience coaching at most levels of an organization, team through mid-senior leadership.
  • You are able to navigate ambiguity and can work effectively in a changing and quickly evolving environment
  • Excellent presentation, story-telling, influencing, and relationship management skills.
  • Excellent facilitation, communication, organizational, analytical, critical thinking, and team building skills.

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Organizational Change Management
  • Agile Product Management and portfolio-level business operations, strategies and objectives.
  • Agile work management tools (e.g. AzDO, TargetProcess, Miro)
  • Knowledge of multiple Agile frameworks, methods and technique

 

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

 

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MetLife:

 

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”      

 

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

 

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

 

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

 


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