Project Manager - Agile
McCain Foods (Canada)
Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, Canada
8d ago

Job Description The Opportunity

McCain Foods is looking for highly motivated individuals who can excel in a fast paced environment and are excited about challenging projects, providing business solutions and working with people.

We seek talented, bright and hardworking individuals with a proven track record of success.

The Global Data, Integration and Analytics (GDIA) group has an exciting opportunity for an Agile Project Manager to join our talented team.

We are looking for an individual to lead multiple initiatives in an agile environment as part of a large and complex business intelligence and analytics portfolio.

The Agile Project Manager drives the successful delivery of projects across multiple teams and escalates impediments, manages risk, and helps drive continuous improvement.

An effective Agile Project Manager at McCain will have a tremendous impact on our ability to be more efficient with new releases and enhancements to the products that are transforming our business.


  • Project Planning and Management Provide hands-on management and coaching of agile teams in all aspects of an agile methodology (including : facilitating daily stand-
  • up meetings, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings, backlog grooming, daily routines, self-organization, collaboration, iterative development, managing flow, calculating velocity, limiting work in progress, etc.)

  • Track and communicate team velocity, sprint / release progress, and other metrics to all affected teams and management
  • Team Facilitation Lead and develop high performing agile teams. Hold teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work;
  • leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work

  • Product Owner Support Support the Product Owner in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system to drive business engagement that delivers value sprint after sprint
  • Agile Coach - Educate the team on consistent and effective use of agile best practices as needed to continually improve team productivity
  • Display agile leadership and act as an agent for change within the organizationReviews current agile processes, drives process improvements and challenges team to innovateWork to help all levels of the organization understand the benefits of working agile.
  • Motivation - Motivates team members to make the project successful
  • Influence Skills - Remove impediments under your control that are stopping or slowing a team’s success and influence the organization to remove other impediments
  • Excellent Communications Skills - Strong listening and communication skills, with perseverance to follow through on promises made
  • Conflict Resolution Skills - Ability to assist in the timely resolution of any project conflicts allowing project team involvement to ensure that they feel a part of the process
  • Negotiation Skills - Ability to produce an agreement between project stakeholders on courses of action
  • Remain informed about industry trends and best practices concerning agile methodologies and advances those best practices in the organization
  • Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent work experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Agile development methodologies and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in complex agile environment
  • Experience in an Agile framework(s) : Scrum, Kanban, DevOps, Lean, Test-Driven Development, or equivalent
  • Experience transforming large complex organizations from waterfall project-based environment to the scaled agile model
  • Balanced business / technical background. Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly-credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models, as well as expert knowledge of both agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
  • Familiar with Agile framework support tools like VersionOne, Rally, JIRA, TFS, Lean-Kit, etc.
  • Knowledge and use of industry accepted Software Development methodology
  • Basic knowledge and / or experience with agile engineering practices and techniques such as User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Automated Testing, etc.
  • Strong verbal, written, interpersonal communication and negotiation skills with Business and IT team members
  • Positive and flexible team player with a passion for impact is a must
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or equivalent certification is an asset
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification is an asset
  • Experience working in a Project Management Office is a plus
  • This position is located at the Global Technology Centre in Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick and reports to the Manager of Global Analytic Solutions.

    Florenceville-Bristol is a small community nestled on the banks of the Saint John River and offers a global work environment with a small-

    town pace of life. Relocation assistance may be available.

    Company Description

    McCain is an international leader in the frozen food industry, employing 20,000 people and operating 53 production facilities on six continents.

    A privately owned company with offices throughout Canada and the world, McCain generates annual sales in excess of CDN$9 billion.

    The world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato specialties, McCain also produces frozen fruit and vegetables, appetizers, oven meals, juice, pizza and desserts.

    The company’s products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries around the world.

    Function Information Technology Country Canada State / Province / Region New Brunswick City / Town Florenceville-Bristol

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