Monsanto Agile Coach in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

Bayer is looking for great Agile Coaches to grow our organization by creating an environment of continuous improvement with the common goal of delivering outstanding software as quickly as possible. We drive adoption of agile values and practices across the enterprise to accelerate our digital transformation.

What you’ll do:

  • Support our digital transformation by building a work culture that encourages distributed ownership and innovation.

  • Be responsible for scaling and optimizing agile adoption across one or more value streams.

  • Coach business leaders, executives and partners to understand agile and change the way they engage with IT to ensure more value is delivered to the organization.

  • Coach the development organization (engineering, product management, design), our partners and our leaders to adopt agile practices and mindset.

  • Provide individual coaching to team members, leaders and business stakeholders on effective agile practices.

  • Assess program and portfolio teams against agile best practices and provide recommendations to teams and leadership.

  • Facilitate planning, alignment and retrospective sessions for large initiatives that span across multiple teams and levels.

  • Identify and work to eliminate problems, roadblocks, bottlenecks and waste within development teams, program teams and across the product portfolio.

  • Contribute to development and delivery of training sessions across IT and the business, at all levels.

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • A passion for driving change in people and organizations.

  • Agility in the implementation of agile – experimenting, measuring and learning with the goal of continuous improvement.

  • The ability to communicate at all levels and can effectively influence across a matrixed organization.

  • The ability to coach, collaborate and partner with other Agile Coaches.

  • The skills to build trust and strong relationships, including influencing, negotiating difficult conversations and reconciling conflicting points of view.

  • A passion for learning new and evolving agile techniques, methods and strategies.

Who we are:

At Bayer Crop Sciences, we’re focused on finding innovative solutions for the issues we face in agriculture. In our IT group, we leverage cutting edge technology, data, analytics and software to transform agriculture with digital products that accelerate the development & delivery of revolutionary agricultural solutions and enable rich engagement with our farmer customers. You’ll find a team-focused environment that thrives on innovation and encourages you to do extraordinary things. That’s because every day, we give you the chance to take novel approaches to important agricultural problems working in a company that invests over $1 billion in research and development every year. As an IT professional with Bayer, you are joining an organization ranked among the Top 100 Companies by Information Week and among the 100 Best Places for IT Workers by Computerworld. This is where your ideas could push the limits of agricultural technology and maybe even change the world. We’re working toward producing more, conserving more, and improving lives.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of an Associate's Degree

  • 5+ years of IT experience in Software Development

  • Minimum of 4 years of scrum master and/or agile coaching experience

  • Understanding of the agile mindset through the Manifesto and agile principles

  • Understanding of various agile frameworks and practices

  • Excellent communication, relationship development and issue diagnostic skills

  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

  • Experience in effective team building

About Us:

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.

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Organization: US IT Bus Ops Agile Office51183636_

Title: Agile Coach

Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 01SE6

Job: Information Technology

Schedule: Full-time

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