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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Agile Coach/Snr Scrum Master

    Purpose of the role

    The Agile Coach is responsible for equipping squad members with the right knowledge, tools and training to use agile to its full potential. The role involves understanding where squads are in their journey and offering the right approach to support their growth. To enable continuous improvement the Coach asks the right questions, provides good mental models, challenges people in their thinking and guides them towards consistent quality in their work. The coach also performs the role of Senior scrum master running key initiatives. 

    What will you do?

    Key responsibilities 

    •    Agile tool workflow configuration, reporting and management
    •    Update Scrum boards and consolidate feedback from multiple teams
    •    Lead key teams as a senior scrum master
    •    Improving flow within the delivery teams - continuous improvement

    What will make you successful in this role


    Qualification and Experience

    •    Project Management or Agile certifications 
    •    5+ years Agile life cycle experience
    •    5+ years IT administration experience
    •    3+ years SAFE experience 
    •    2+ years Senior Scrum Master
    •    2+ years Coaching teams on agile cadences in a SAFE framework


    Knowledge and Skills

    •    SAFe experience – PI planning, etc
    •    Knowledge of Business Analysis and Risk Management skills.
    •    Knowledge of sound business judgment.
    •    Ability to communicate internal controls concepts clear in a business context.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Knowledge of scrum principles
    • Product development process knowledge
    • Agile methodology
    • Sprint methodology and project management
    • Reporting and Administration

    Personal Attributes

    • Action orientated - Contributing through others
    • Plans and aligns - Contributing through others
    • Optimises work processes - Contributing through others
    • Decision quality - Contributing through others

    Build a successful career with us

    We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

    Core Competencies

    • Being resilient - Contributing through others
    • Collaborates - Contributing through others
    • Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others
    • Customer focus - Contributing through others
    • Drives results - Contributing through others

    Turnaround time

    The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

    Our commitment to transformation

    Sanlam Corporate forms part of Sanlam Life and Savings Cluster which offers retail and corporate life insurance, health and investment products in South Africa. Our vision is to be the preferred partner to the Corporate and Public Sector by providing an awesome client experience and comprehensive solutions that enable the financial resilience and prosperity of those entities and their employees. We tap into over 100 years of expertise to provide cost-effective Employee Benefits and Healthcare Solutions that enable financial confidence for our members. We enable our clients to make better retirement and risk decisions today through determined and passionate thought leadership and best-in-class people, innovative products and proven processes all designed to help people live a better life tomorrow.
    We believe in creating and cultivating a positive, energised working environment that gives every individual the opportunity to achieve success by embracing diversity and growing our talent. We do this through living our values of having the courage to be bold, care, collaboration and intolerance for mediocrity. We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving awesome things. We pride ourselves on helping our employees to realise their worth and live with confidence.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on careers.sanlamcloud.co.za to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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