Internship Opportunity

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Agile Team Lead

Organization:
Meridian
Industry:
Finance
Number of Positions:
1
Application Deadline:
Mar 17, 2019
Start Date:
Apr 01, 2019
End Date:
Sep 30, 2019
Division:
Location:
Toronto,ON

Job Description:

Agile Team Lead

Description

Purpose of the Job:

As part of the Planning, Analytics and Agile team, the Agile Team Lead will play a key role in the adoption and execution of Agile principles with the overall objective of enhancing and growing the Meridian brand.

The Agile Team Lead will be tasked with contributing to building an Agile culture from the bottum up.  This will involve increasing process efficiency, motivating and coaching the Marketing team on Agile practices and ensuring that all work is completed at high quality and in a timely manner.  These objectives will be accomplished through promotion of methods including Scrum, Kanban or Scrumban.  In addition to this, the Agile Team Lead will use their experience and vast knowledge of Marketing to assist Demand Generation teams with planning and tactics and ultimately measurement of these to achieve business objectives.

The successful candidate will be recognized as the Agile expert, have a passion for people, promote continuous improvement, and encourage collaboration.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Agile Coaching

  • Promoting and directing Agile best practices within the team and broader organization for increased adoption and usage.

  • Helping stakeholders understand the importance of Agile practices and benefits across all groups of the organization

  • Coaching self-organization, prioritization, and management of cross-functional duties within the Marketing team.

  • Encouraging peers to continually adapt and evolve in an ever changing environment.

Agile Management

  • Facilitating Agile processes which could include daily stand-ups, retrospectives, board/sprint planning, and WIP prioritization.

  • Strong conflict resolution with the ability to remove obstacles for teams to remain focused on tasks during execution stages.

  • Creating an open forum space for team to voice feedback, concerns and needs.

  • Ensuring open communication regarding status of all Agile projects across the organization.

  • Takes an organization wide perspective to solve issues and meet objectives.

Marketing Insights/Analysis

  • Knowledge of industry trends, new principles, and experience will advise Demand Generation teams on potential tactics, and best measurement practices to grow the Meridian brand while meeting key success measures

  • Provide ad-hoc reporting to clients for use in future marketing tactics or management of existing tactics/campaigns

  • Encouraging the management and consideration of budgets to ensure initiatives/tactics are generating positive ROIs.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively while forming strong bonds across departments

  • Possess a strong attention to detail; be concise without comprising the facts

  • Well organized with the goal of meeting deadlines in a fast paced environment

  • Strong problem solving with excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and lead small teams

Technical

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite programs (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint)

  • A working knowledge of data management programs such as SQL or SAS

  • Experience with Agile software such as Jira, VersionOne or PivotalTracker considered an asset

Basic Qualifications

  • Post secondary education, preferably with a focus in Marketing, Mathematics or Business

  • Certification in an Agile framework, including but not limited to “Scrum Master”, “Kanban Management Professional”, etc.

  • 2 years+ of Agile marketing framework experience

  • Experience in Marketing considered a significant asset which would include product management, marketing communications, market intelligence, etc.

Preferred Experience

  • Previous experience in business, specifically a financial institution would be beneficial

  • 5 years+ of Agile experience

Competencies

  • Member Focus - Personally demonstrating that our Members are our highest priority.
  • Proactive - Seize the initiative by anticipating needs and identifying opportunities to provide a higher level of service.
  • Open Communication - Engaging in honest and transparent dialogue to develop mutual understanding, trust and cultivate deeper relationships.
  • Business Savvy - Continuously acquiring the knowledge needed to do one’s job to the fullest, using internal or external resources and applying the knowledge productively.
  • Partner Orientation - Initiates opportunities for collaboration and maintains productive relationships to achieve shared goals.
  • Integrity - Doing the right thing by always acting with openness, honesty and respect.
  • Talent Developer: nurtures and supports direct reports, identifies strong team members, develops digital and analytical skills in direct reports
  • Creates a Supportive and Positive Team Environment:  creates and contributes to a positive team environment which encourages innovation, risk taking, and learning; speeds up team learning through sharing best practices; leverages the strengths and opportunities of the broader marketing team

Employer Question 1:

Are you legally eligible to work in Canada for the entire duration of this internship?

Employer Question 2:

Do you require any accommodations for the interviewing and recruitment process?

Employer Question 3:

No question - Applicants, please type N/A in the text box below when submitting your application.