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Agile Coach

Primary Recruiters:

CORINA CRETU, Megan Fanning





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For almost 90 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, ROI, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of 8,000+ employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and will support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future, as we continue our evolution from Market Research provider to SaaS data solutions and consulting partner. We value extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Role – Agile Coach

Location – A global role with candidate based within Romania, Bulgaria or India (office & home working)

Line management: Reports to Head of Portfolio & Global Partnerships, MCI


The successful applicant will act as Agile Coach/Scrum Master for a number of products & applications within the MCI Technical portfolio as well as work with the MCI Agile Coach team to refine & develop processes for maturing MCI Agile practice (based on the SAFe framework).

Key tasks:

  • Guiding the team on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to best serve our users & customers

  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency.

  • Facilitating daily stand-up meetings and other scrum events (Sprint planning, review & retro, PI Planning)

  • Ensuring that the scrum team are working effectively and maintaining an even burn-down (task completion) velocity

  • Assisting the Product Owner with arranging and prioritising  the product backlog in JIRA

  • Removing impediments to the scrum team’s progress

  • Maintaining effective relationships between the Product Owner, external stakeholders & Scrum team

  • Regular alignment with other Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches to manage dependencies and harmonize program-wide development

  • Contributing to the wider organisational Agile community

We’re looking for a profile encompassing:

  • Great people skills and a proven ability for problem-solving

  • Project Management or Certified Scrum master experience

  • Fluency in English and strong communication skills

  • An ability to work virtually with distributed teams

  • Experience in using JIRA and Miro boards would be a plus (though we’ll also be able to provide specific training where needed)

We’re keen to encourage applications from people that have proven project management experience but who may not have a great deal of practical Agile experience. As such, you’ll be supported by an experienced and enthusiastic team as well as being provided with SAFe Scrum Master training (leading to certification). You’ll also be provided with training for relevant tools such as JIRA and Miro.

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal employment opportunity, focusing on all of our employees reaching their full potential. 

We respect and value every employee regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, personality, experience, culture, faith, socio-economic status, or physical or mental disabilities.

We endorse the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, promoting the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity.

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At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

Don't meet every single requirement? Some people are less likely to apply unless they meet all the requirements listed in a job specification. GfK is looking for self-starters to join our innovative team keen to take on a new challenge. So, if you're excited about this role but your skills and experience don't align perfectly with every requirement we've listed, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Posted: 48 days ago

City: Bucharest, Gurgaon, Sofia

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00020475