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IT Agile Delivery Lead - Downers Grove, IL

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Job Title: IT Agile Delivery Lead - Downers Grove, IL
Location: Downers Grove, IL, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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IT Agile Delivery Lead
Downers Grove, IL

About SyngentaSyngenta
is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by
enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through
world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90
countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from
degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

Essential Duties &

  • Evolve
    the Agile capability and embed the agile ways of working across regions and functions
  • Be
    a coach to the agile coaches and act as agile black belt
  • Actively
    get engaged in projects and programs, through hands-on support, including
    running workshops andcollaborating with people across widely varying
    levels and roles
  • Provide
    expert level of agile expertise to Program and Project Management teams in the
    execution of Agile techniques and processes
  • Drivethe broader adoption of Agile by actively
    embedding the required cultural change
  • Work
    with senior stakeholders across IT to define agile project interventions
  • Develop
    and lead Agile Project Managers, coaches and practitioners in support of Agile
  • Manage
    Agile resource demand in collaboration with other IT functions
  • Promote
    a culture of experimentation and innovation
  • Lead
    and facilitate a regional Agile network
  • Own
    the regional Agile project metrics
  • Drive and direct supplier partners in the
    application of Agile and to actively coach supplier teams in the achievement of
    their deliverables


Education &

  • Bachelors
    Degree in Information Technology or related field is required
  • Masters
    Degree is preferred
  • 10+ years of Agile delivery & development experience
    at large, complex organizations
  • Black Belt level of agile project management
  • Experience transforming large organizations
    through the application of Agile practices
  • Strong technical project management and
    software delivery management skills
  • 2+ years of active Agile coaching
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and deliver
    large, complex, high profile/value projects
  • Proven skills in leading the development and
    implementation of IT and Functional strategies
  • Management of senior stakeholders up to the EVP
  • Experience leading senior teams with a proven track
    record of motivational and achievement oriented leadership
  • Ability to work well in and across diverse
    global teams and proven ability to influence others to achieve positive
  • Demonstrate strong communication and
    relationship building skills
  • Advanced level of proficiency in planning,
    change management and problem solving with the ability to resolve issues of a
    highly complex and strategic nature
  • Experience of driving and leading innovative
  • Awareness of developments in the IT and IS
    marketplace and with an understanding of their relevance to Syngenta IS
Additional Knowledge,
Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Detailed level of understanding of Agile
    techniques and processes and how they can be applied to solve both Business and
    IT solutions
  • Agile certified / accredited
  • Ensuring that objectives of Syngenta staff and
    importantly third parties are aligned to Syngenta and Syngenta IS overall
    goals and objectives
  • Sound change and people management
    expertise regarding Cultural and International awareness
  • Possess strong strategic acumen with the
    ability to develop hypotheses
  • Ability to work precisely on a very detailed
    level whist maintaining focus on the higher level objectives to ensure
    appropriate allocation of time and resources
  • Ability to consistently gather data and to
    provide effective reporting
  • Able to manage high levels of uncertainty and
    ambiguity in a dynamic environment which is sometimes hostile
  • Ability to convert strategy into implementation

is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,
hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender
identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected

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Job Post Date: 03/07/19
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