Lumen DIR STRATEGIC PLANNING & TRANSFORMATION in Boston, Massachusetts
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The Corporate Application and Platform team is part of Lumen Strategic planning and transformation organization. As part of the Corporate Application and Platform Leadership Team, the Director managing our SAFe Agile processes has full and global responsibility for all aspects of agile processes within the Corporate Services Value Stream. This team includes solution train engineer and release train engineers supporting Corporate Services ARTs. Corporate Services includes HR, legal, real estate, billing, finance and accounting, supply chain, revenue assurance, payroll, SAP basis and security functions. The Director ensures the Corporate services value stream is operating efficiently and delivering value. They drive initiatives to improve the throughput of the teams and ensure optimal value is achieved. They will oversee and guide a team of leaders to effectively deliver SAFe Agile strategy, processes and outcomes.
The Main Responsibilities
Organize and lead Corporate Services quarterly PI planning events
Eliminate impediments working with cross-functional teams to deliver end-to-end value
Mange STE and RTEs and assist them with career development
Lead change across IT and the business as SAFe processes are improved
Provide coaching for agile teams involved with Corporate Services
Staying abreast of future development process trends that could improve SAFe implemented processes
Engaged with key business stakeholders on a regular basis to understand their perspective and what they need to be successful
Work with IT and business leadership to influence their thinking and ensuring all key IT and business are engaged and partnering effectively and regularly with the Agile process
Staying well connected on a daily basis with current PI and future PI activities ensuring the team has what they need to overcome issues quickly and successfully
Building a culture of excellence, urgency and focus on customer in every aspect delivery
Taking the lead to work through conflict situations that reach an executive level
Developing a culture of continuous improvement in people, process and technology built around the Strategic Planning and Transformation XLR8 agile framework
Develop annual goals that are aligned to company and business goals that ensure we’re focused on continuous improvement and business value
Ensure the team is motivated, engaged and working towards positive business and customer outcomes
Ensuring we’re effectively managing the business change management in the delivery of our Corporate Services programs
What We Look For in a Candidate
Ten years of professional experience managing and leading IT teams in large global enterprises
Experience leading large matrixed programs
Experience with SAFe agile is a must
Experience being responsible for overall external partner and vendor relationships
Experience in setting vision and direction and gaining executive alignment with the strategy
Experience in leading and guiding a team that is balanced from a skills and diversity perspective
Experience in implementing a culture change and transformation of teams
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities :
Embody executive presence and must have observable influencing skills
Demonstrate solid understanding of business needs to drive the ability to lead the design, build and continuous business support of the ERP solution to meet strategic business objectives
Ability to problem solve and work effectively in complex, ambiguous situations
Strong attention to detail, organizational, and time management skills
Strong interpersonal and excellent presentation skills are a must
Demonstrate excellent problem solving, negotiating, conflict management and decision-making skills
Operate consistently with a sense of urgency and a ‘can-do’ attitude
Proven track record of driving productivity while maintaining or increasing quality
Proven track record of overseeing the successful implementation of large scale ERP programs
Strong business process knowledge required – Quote-To-Cash, Procure-To-Pay, Supply Chain, Finance
Good exposure to Agile/SCRUM development
Good knowledge of financial principals and processes
What to Expect Next
Requisition #: 265911
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