Head of Agile

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Welwyn Garden City/ Farringdon

United Kingdom

Apply by: 16/06/2024

Head of Agile

Welwyn Garden City/ Farringdon

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About the role

The Head of Agile is accountable for the development and implementation of consistent Agile principles, methods and tools. In addition to culture/ attitude across the Group where Agile ways of working exist within the organisation!

They manage a team that focus on the 'what' and the 'how'!

Agile Managers who focus on the 'what' (standards, methodology & tools), as well as the team of Agile Coaches who focus on the 'how' (bringing theory to life with teams, coaching Squad & CoE leadership and focus on building & sustaining an Agile culture/attitude within the organisation). With a strong background in Agile, you will focus on strategy whilst supporting the team you lead to deliver the what and how across the organisation.

You will be responsible for

  • Building, leading & running the Agile Centre of Excellence team to service the Group Technology and Online functions. Developing a blueprint and community of Agile practice for the Tesco Group across a wide range of functions, portfolios, products & services; where Agile ways of working exist.
  • Building & leading a successful Agile coaching, process & delivery team who own Agile methodology for Tesco, crafting consistency & simplicity for leaders, colleagues and teams.
  • Working with senior stakeholders & third parties to deliver & drive forward Agile transformations at an organisation level across the Group. Working with leadership to ensure QBRs are clearly set and the Agile processes are optimised at all times.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert within the field of Agile process & methodology across the Group. Managing Agile third party suppliers, ensuring resources are managed effectively & in line with contractual obligation, including budget responsibility.
  • Tracking & reporting of OKRs related to Agile and reporting these to the wider business, surfacing opportunities for improvement on process/methodology/coaching interventions required.

You will need

  • A deep knowledge of and leads on a range of Agile & Lean tools & techniques, within the ability to mentor within and outside of their team.
  • Able to represent and be an advocate for these tools, techniques, be innovative & ensure they keep up to date with the latest trends.
  • Ability to ensure situational awareness - what others in teams are working on, to improve working across & supporting the broader organisation.
  • Stakeholder management & communication to keep all key collaborators aligned on plans

Experience relevant for this job:

  • Previous experience of working in a large, sophisticated digital organisation or proven understanding of large digital organisations.
  • Working with other Agile delivery operations throughout the product life cycle.
  • Leading an Agile transformation within an organisation is crucial

What’s in it for you

We’re all about the little helps. That’s why we give our wonderful colleagues bags of benefits. Including wellbeing services, an award-winning pension scheme and much, much more, our colleague reward package keeps on giving. And helps make every day a little better for you and your family. These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme of up to 45% of base salary
  • Car allowance of £7,320 per annum
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus Bank holidays)
  • Buy holiday salary sacrifice scheme (for salaried roles)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 6% - 10% and Tesco will contribute 1.5 times this amount
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave (after 1 years’ service) at full pay, followed by 13 weeks of Statutory Maternity Pay or Statutory Adoption Pay, we also offer 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
  • The right to request flexible working from your first day with us
  • Free 24/7 virtual GP service, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for you and your family, free access to a range of experts to support your mental wellbeing
  • A Colleague Clubcard for you & a family member (after 3 months of service), giving you access to lots of discounts in-store & online
  • Access to our colleague networks providing a space for colleagues to come together from a range of backgrounds. For more information about our colleague networks please click here

Click Here to read more about the full range of benefits we have available for our colleagues

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

We’re a big business and we can offer a range of diverse full-time & part-time working patterns across our many business areas, which means that we can find something that works for you.  We work in a more blended pattern - combining office and remote working.  Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate.  If you are applying internally, please speak to the Hiring Manager about how this can work for you - Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

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