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.
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.
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
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
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.
Previous experience in business, specifically a financial institution would be beneficial
5 years+ of Agile experience
speeds up team learning through sharing best practices; leverages the strengths and opportunities of the broader marketing team
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Thank you for your interest in Meridian Credit Union. Please note that due to the volume of applications, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.
Meridian is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. Should you require an accommodation, we will partner with you to meet your needs.