This role invites you onboard in Global IT; the business partner that supports digital transformation and innovation in all parts of Novo. It's a global community with +2100 colleagues worldwide, driving tasks with a twist of digital, data and IT together with the business.
In Global IT, the agile transformation started in 2019 and built on the agile mindset to give customers what they need early as possible, get feedback and keep learning and improving. Novo Nordisk has a standard delivery model for agile IT initiatives that is aligned with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) standards, but put into a Novo Nordisk context. So the agile way of working is not new on the agenda in Global IT, but we want to keep accelerating to mature the organisation along with the digital transformation of the company.
We’re looking for agile coaches to train the organisation on the agile mindset, values and methodologies – as well as role model techniques and behaviour. Coaching and mentoring agile roles, teams and ARTs is another important part of the role.
We typically look for candidates with a bachelor's or master's degree in Business, Computer Science or a similar field of study. On top of that, we look for candidates with hands-on experience in coaching and leading agile teams, either as Scrum Master or Agile Coach. You should be well-versed with Scrum and DevOps practices, and able to adapt your approach to the specific context and people. Bringing agile experience from large companies is a plus, but the total amount of education and experience required varies depending on the job level.
On a personal level, it’s necessary to have good coaching skills, e.g. listen to understand, not to answer and to be tough on the problem, but kind to people. You should be able to provide feedback constructively, be a strong relationship builder and be able to motivate and inspire people to change. Understanding stakeholder management and the ability to communicate information to people at different levels in the organisation is also important. As English is the corporate language in Novo Nordisk, fluency in written and spoken English is a must.