Agile Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Zoetis

Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey


*Zoetis is open to remote candidates in Eastern Time Zone*

Position Summary:

Within the Transformation Management Office (TMO) of Zoetis Tech & Digital (ZTD), this position will be accountable for the successful deployment of agile ways of working across Zoetis ensuring consistency of practice with a focus on delivering business value and continuous improvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Deploy agile as a new way of working across Zoetis enabling us to be more nimble, more business-value focused, and more product oriented
  • Define current state of agile utilization across the enterprise - inventory existing teams, understand engagement models and alignment opportunities, document current tools and practices, understand challenges and roadblocks, etc.
  • Build a roadmap for 2022+ with a future state model defined and year over year goals and metrics
  • Develop a high-level change management and transition plan to drive agile projects to current standards and tools; ensure change management plan includes communications, stakeholder definition and assessment, training, adoption and reinforcement actions, and a measurement plan
  • Coach teams on continuous improvement and development of metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to measure success and areas of opportunity
  • Promote an agile culture through self-directed teams rooted in strong relationships, trust, transparency, and accountability
  • Define a consistent approach for teams to adopt agile methodology and mindset considering application of best practices
  • Identify opportunities to link into Digital Fluency program from a training and reinforcement perspective
  • Implement agile training focused on the cultural, behavioral and leadership aspects of Agile

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required in technology, computer science, business management, or related field
  • Master's degree is a plus
  • 5+ years of experience working in an agile role (Agile Coach, Product Owner, Scrum Master, etc.) and/or software development role
  • Expert-level knowledge of agile methodologies and practical experience applying a variety of methodologies
  • Related certifications a plus including Project Management Professional (PMP), Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), SAFe certification or others
  • Experience leading transformational projects is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Demonstrated mastery of different agile methodologies including practical experience applying such methods
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills, especially across different functions and levels of management
  • Strong written and verbal communications, including presentation, facilitation, and coaching skills
  • Proven knowledge of agile portfolio and financial management
  • Ability to build successful working relationships with business partners
  • Bias for action and ability to overcome challenges with positive outcomes
  • Proven track record in driving enterprise change(s)
  • Ability to thrive in a diverse and fast-paced environment
  • Can-do, positive attitude and ability to fail forward
  • Understanding accounting processes a plus
  • Strong proficiency in MS tools (PowerPoint, Excel, TEAMS)

Travel Requirements: < 25%

Full time

Regular

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Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.


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