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Position Title: Agile Lead 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Toronto HQ 

Requisition ID: 27076 



We know the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. Our purpose is to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, in a way which reflects our values.


Position Overview:

As an Agile Coach/Leader, your primary responsibility is to guide and support teams, departments, or organizations in adopting and implementing agile methodologies and practices. You will serve as a catalyst for change, helping individuals and teams develop a culture of agility, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Your role involves coaching, mentoring, and facilitating agile practices to enhance productivity, efficiency, and overall performance.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Agile Transformation: Drive the agile transformation strategy, assess the organization's readiness for agile practices, and create a roadmap for adoption.
  • Coaching and Mentoring: Provide guidance, support, and mentorship to individuals, teams, and leaders on agile principles, values, and practices. Help them understand and embrace agile mindset and methodologies.
  • Facilitation: Facilitate agile ceremonies, such as daily stand-ups, sprint planning, retrospectives, and reviews, ensuring effective communication, collaboration, and decision-making within the team.
  • Process Improvement: Identify areas for process improvement and work closely with teams to implement agile frameworks and methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, or Lean. Encourage experimentation and adaptation to optimize team performance.
  • Team Empowerment: Foster a self-organizing and high-performing team culture by encouraging autonomy, accountability, and cross-functional collaboration. Help teams identify and remove obstacles to ensure smooth progress and delivery of value.
  • Agile Metrics and Reporting: Define, track, and analyze key agile metrics to measure team and organizational performance. Provide regular reports and insights to stakeholders, enabling data-driven decision-making.
  • Training and Education: Conduct training sessions, workshops, and knowledge-sharing sessions to educate individuals and teams about agile concepts, tools, and techniques. Promote continuous learning and improvement.
  • Change Management: Act as a change agent to promote the agile mindset and cultural transformation across the organization. Collaborate with leadership and stakeholders to align their expectations and ensure their commitment to the agile journey.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Foster strong relationships with stakeholders, including executives, product owners, and external partners, to ensure alignment, collaboration, and support for agile initiatives.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay up to date with the latest industry trends, emerging agile practices, and methodologies. Continuously assess and refine agile coaching approaches and strategies to enhance effectiveness.


Qualifications and Skills:


  • Strong understanding of agile principles, values, and methodologies (e.g., Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFe).
  • Proven experience as an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, or in a similar role.
  • Excellent coaching, mentoring, and facilitation skills.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills to influence and inspire teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to navigate and resolve conflicts within teams and across departments.
  • Knowledge of agile metrics and tools for tracking team and organizational performance.
  • Experience in agile transformation and change management.
  • Certifications such as Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), or Agile Certified Coach (ACC) or SAFe Practitioner (SP) / SAFe Practitioner Consultant (SPC) are desirable.
  • Experience in software development or project management is an advantage.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Business, or Engineering) is preferred.

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.
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Job Family: Information Technology      
Division: Global Technology 
Department: ​Portfolio Management ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto || CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol || US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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