::projective
Consulting

Senior Agile Coach

Permanent
Senior
Job start As soon as possible
Flexible/Multiple location

Job description

::projective is a business, technology, and innovation consulting and change firm exclusively focused on the financial industry (banking/insurance/capital markets).  

 

Our vision is to enable our clients to build the next generation businesses to transform markets and adopt new business models to have a positive and lasting impact on society at large.

 

Our people are a unique mixture of seasoned industry practitioners, management consultants and delivery and technology experts with a proven industry track record driving technology-enabled innovation, executable strategy and change, and delivery excellence in financial services domains like Retail and Wholesale Banking, Payments, Investment Management, Capital Markets, Market Infrastructure, and Insurance. 

 

As a member of our Delivery?Excellence community, you will shape and drive complex business and technology change for our clients, to improve business-related operational efficiency, develop and implement revenue enhancement strategies, build new digitally enabled business models, redesign Target Operating Models or divestments, among many others…   

 

Some of the activities you will perform in your role (non-exhaustive) will include:  

 

  • Consulting and coaching our client’s teams in their new way of working, specifically in transforming into agile delivery organizations;

  • SME coaching to roles like Scrum Masters, Product Owners or Product Managers as well as the Leadership team

  • Performing maturity assessments and derive coaching plans from it

  • Developing an understanding of client’s strategic direction, issues and objectives to drive the appropriate roadmap for our clients

  • Driving consistency in operations, measuring progress against goals, preparing or facilitating client meetings and workshops, creating business updates/reviews, conducting quarterly and annual planning;  

  • Assisting in documenting, evaluating and translating business needs into technology options;  

  • Developing new opportunities: conduct market / client / industry data gathering, research and analysis;  

  • Creating high quality presentations / reports to effectively communicate project findings;  

  • Building or supporting new business opportunities through proactive identification of potential new clients in collaboration with our ecosystem of partner firms;  

  • As a member of our Delivery Excellence and Operational Excellence teams you will pay particular attention to:  

    • Helping our clients to transform towards an agile delivery model;  

    • Supporting the development of our internal agile capabilities and competencies further. This can be within the practical implementation of pilot phase or following refinement, adaptation or scaling phases of enterprise transformation;  

    • Leading agile-readiness assessments;  

    • Leading in transitioning and delivering a programme / project from traditional waterfall approaches e.g. PRINCE2 to agile methods;  

    • Giving training to scrum masters, agile project managers, product owners, and release train engineers;  

    • Depending on your seniority, you will, at enterprise level, focus on the leadership structure and agile mindset to help improving the many areas of the enterprise culture, communication and ways of working;

    • Supporting new organisational structures when they emerge out of the agile initiatives;

    • Supporting continuous improvement on processes, leadership and behaviour?

 

Your current profile as a member of our team should include certain capabilities and level of experience that encompasses:  

  • A university degree and related agile coaching experiences of at least 5 years in the financial industry, preferably within a consulting environment working frameworks like XP, Scrum, SAFe, Lean, LeSS and KANBAN;   

  • Hands on agile coaching expertise within the Financial Service industry or a leading consultancy; 

  • Excellent Skills in assessing organizational readiness implementation health; 

  • Proven ability to successfully work with senior stakeholders and cross-functional teams combined with the capability of building successful relations and establishing credibility with our clients;   

  • A solid background in a client segment such as capital markets, corporate banking, retail banking, wealth and investment management or insurance – ideally combined with knowledge in functional areas like trading & front-office, post-trade processing, payments, collateral management, data management, compliance or risk management;  

  • Experience in planning, delivering and executing complex undertakings or initiatives and you are not afraid to speak up to your beliefs and thrive with like-minded colleagues to build and expand on each another’s ideas;  

  • You are a true consultant with strong quantitative, analytical, and influencing skills with the ability to pitch comprehensive solutions for clients in a logical and structured way driven to make your point;  

  • The ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing. Depending on the base country, additional language skills beside English are required: Dutch?or French for Belgium, Dutch for the Netherlands, German for Germany and French for France;

  • Eager to travel and work in cross-border/cross-disciplined teams at client site;  

  • The ability to move fast, be bold, and thrive in a dynamic, quickly-changing environment;  

  • For non EU-members: a valid work permit (please mention the type and validity period in your resume).  

 

You don’t just want to work for a firm but strive to be part of shaping its future by contributing to thought leadership publications, and solution development for our ecosystem firms.  

We offer an attractive compensation package and the opportunity to work in an open-minded, forward thinking and acting, international, multi-cultural and challenging working environment. We focus on personal and professional development in a young entrepreneurial dynamic firm. We are large enough to provide challenging and stretching opportunities while being small enough to ensure that your contribution really makes a difference.