The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.
We are currently recruiting for a Head of Agile Delivery to cover maternity leave, this will be a one year fixed term contract
Are you motivated to help The Economist Group grow its agile software delivery mindset?
A hands on, strategic and inspirational senior team player is wanted that will report directly to the Senior Director, Agile Project Services. This person will lead agile software delivery journey of learning and growth across The Economist’s Digital Solutions team, including line management responsibilities of Scrum Masters. Responsible for ensuring quality and timeliness against the agreed roadmap, this person will also change the internal perception of Scrum by using a toolbox of experience to establish this delivery method throughout the organisation.
This is a demanding role and requires a strategic thinker with the ability to convert strategy into operational execution. Excellent operational management, scrum and associated methodologies knowledge and rigorous planning skills are essential.
A strong customer focused team leader, team player and cross functional collaborator is required. This candidate needs to be skilled in influencing others (at all levels) in addition to having the ability to flourish in a high performance culture.
The aptitude and passion to champion agile and lean best practices, and help foster a culture of continuous improvement is a key requirement. This is the ideal role for a focused individual that can take this organisation from general agile implementation to full scale agile delivery.
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