Head of Agile Coaching

S&P Global
New York, USA
05 Feb 2023
16 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Head of Agile Coaching

Location: Virtual, US

Grade: 13/14 (internal use only)

The Impact :

S&P Dow Jones Indices is seeking a Head of Agile Coaching to guide, inspire, and lead the organization throughout and beyond the Agile transformation . You will work closely with leaders and employees at all levels to ensure the execution certainty of this critical initiative. Through use of lean-agile practices and continuous improvement coaching, you will help teams and individuals maximize their full potential to deliver value and progress against key business outcomes. You will help drive behavior change and work with Agile teams to track organizational metrics and manage business processes. You will embrace agility as a discipline and drive the agile maturation of each team and the organization as a change agent and agile leader.

You will report to the Acceleration Office Lead and manage a team of Agile Coaches that exemplifies agile mindset and provides hands-on experiences with cross-functional teams to engineer their best way of work. You will cultivate a high-performance culture of client centrism, disciplined execution, collaboration, innovation, and integrity. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part an iconic leading benchmark provider, bringing independent, transparent, innovative index solutions to the global investment community.

Responsibilities :

Vision & Values
  • Provide direction on vision, drive critical decisions, help unblock escalated issues, and visibly champion effort of transformation management strategy
  • Help d rive the agile strategy across the organization to the right levels of leadership and teams to ensure understanding of transformation objectives
  • Key player in successfully implementing and maturing agile while helping to drive organizational and cultural transformation changes
  • Be an ambassador for agile and a catalyst for continuous improvement - role models agile principles and behaviors
People Practices & Structure
  • Partner with Acceleration Office Lead and s upport final stages of Operating Model structure design
  • Identify internal and external agile practitioners and foster their growth through mentoring and coaching.
  • Identifies and helps fill skills gaps in the Acceleration Office through focused development planning for all Agile Coaches
  • Ensure Agile Coaches are setup for success with appropriate training and onboarding
  • Helps Agile Coaches prioritize projects to be able to meet Agile team demands
Agile Coaching Capability
  • Manage team of Agile Coaches to mentor, coach, and help mature key agile roles across the teams
  • Work with teams across the organization to promote agile principles and build a culture of servant leadership through workshops and 1:1 sessions
  • Provide agile consulting and support for cross-functional projects with minimal supervision
  • Provide 1:1 coaching for team members and facilitates problem solving workshops
Agile Processes (Incl. Financial and Operations)
  • Continuously refine S&P DJI's end-to-end processes to align with Agile principles and approaches in order to define team-level practices and ceremonies
  • Support the implementation of metrics, dashboards, and OKR's to optimize delivery and measure agility in terms of predictability, responsiveness, quality, productivity and customer and business value
  • Enable teams to realize their objectives and deliver on OKR's in service to S&P DJI strategy
  • Participate in both internal and external Agile community to stay abreast of challenges, leading practices, and emerging trends
  • Look for new opportunities to deliver on continuous business improvement efforts. Leads new theories and approaches that Agile Coaches will perfect as part of their engagement with A gile teams
  • Partner with Compliance, Legal and Index Governance to protect analytical firewalls while also optimizing operational excellence
  • Support individual teams navigating compliance and risk scenarios
  • Ensure consistent adoption of Agile collaboration tools and alignment across teams
  • Develop and deliver agile training and curriculum solutions to the Agile teams including facilitation of workshops, and training on a variety of agile topics (e.g., playbook, bootcamp materials)
What we are looking for :

Qualifications :
  • 8 + years of work experience including at least 5 years in management roles and 2 years' experience in leading change
  • Bachelor's Degree. Master's degree and/or advanced degrees or equivalent practical experience preferred.
  • K nowledge and experience working with or in Agile teams and understanding of practices
  • A depth and breadth of knowledge on how S&P Dow Jones Indices operates including impactful trends and future direction of the core index, asset, wealth, and capital market industries preferred
Critical experiences :
  • Effectively supported a successful organizational transformation - delivered enterprise and/or cross-functional program
  • Experience with Agile frameworks preferrable within a product and client-centric organization
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate with senior and middle management
  • Experience in coaching, training and facilitating leaders through business transformation
  • Previously worked in a global company and demonstrated cross-cultural and cross-functional effectiveness
  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills in a team setting including extended teams where members are not always direct reports
Critical leadership competencies :
  • Demonstrated ability to empower individuals and teams to work autonomously to deliver great value to customers
  • Results driven- owns partnerships as key enablers to deliver business objectives
  • Ability to cultivate strong relationships to effectively navigate the organization
  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly in a fast-paced setting
  • Ability to absorb input from multiple external and internal influences and translate into effective and actionable team initiatives
  • A bility to create an inclusive environment and manage conflicts
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
  • Outstanding presence and can coach and inspire others to excel in their role and career
  • Ability to navigate a matrix organization, JV board, and multiple stakeholders
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only)
S&P Global states that the anticipated minimum base salary for this position is $150,000 - $240,000 depending on experience. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit https://www.spgbenefitessentials.com/newhires

About Company Statement:

S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world's leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you'll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.

S&P Dow Jones Indices provides iconic and innovative index solutions, bringing transparency to global capital markets.


Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law.


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Job ID: 280839
Posted On: 2023-02-03
Location: New York, New York, United States
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