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Job Category:  Support Functions

Agile Coach

Wärtsilä is on a journey to restore great performance and simplify how we do business. To support this, Wartsila HR is in the midst of a transformation towards ONE fit-for-purpose high-impact HR. As part of our goals we want to add simplicity in the ways of working, increase clarity in roles and responsibilities and bring more speed in decision making through clear ownership and accountability. HR plays an important role in ensuring our Businesses achieve their goals. The development of HR is done together with businesses. This is also our moment!  




About the Position 


As Agile Coach, part of the Impact & Insights team, you will be empowered to build the transformation engine for a new way of working in HR and the wider organisation so as to deliver on our HR strategy and be ready for the Future of Work. You will be responsible for the development and deployment of world-class agile programs, tools and capabilities to help prepare the global organisation to become people-centric and future fit. You will coach leaders and their teams, providing guidance to ensure effective application of agile values and principles. You will also serve as an agent of change that models and reinforces agile values. You will provide advanced knowledge, consultation and support in the areas of organisational effectiveness, team effectiveness, employee experience and new ways of working supporting the HR organisation as well as businesses in the development of the operating model and initiatives. 


The location for the position is open.


In this role, you will focus on the following: 


Organisational Effectiveness 

  • Ensure that we understand modern capabilities to drive our HR services now and into the future 
  • Develop agile tools and methods to ensure the organisation has the right capabilities to maximize performance 
  • Conduct capability analysis and generate insights to recognize organisational capability gaps and opportunities  
  • Build organisational capability development strategies, such as creating and maintaining annual roadmap for agile learning and development  


Supporting and Coaching High Performing Teams  

  • Identify agile best practices for building high-performing teams to accelerate our transformation and tackle emerging team challenges  
  • Design and develop a set of programs and tools for accelerating team performance leveraging agile values and approach 
  • Partnering with key stakeholders to provide process to support and enable leaders to achieve and sustain high-performing teams, including root cause analysis and agile intervention design and delivery 
  • Provide subject matter expertise and coach teams within HR and the wider organisation who want to embrace agile mindset and embed in their ways of working 


Employee Experience 

  • Take an active role in developing and enabling future-ready employee experience 
  • Define and create the desired employee experience by partnering within the HR community and businesses to embed agile values and methods in the development of the entire employee journey 
  • Develop employee experience improvement plan and facilitate the global HR Community to promote learning and best practice sharing 


New Ways of Working 

  • Promote and role model a ‘test and learn’ approach 
  • Collect feedback and data from ‘test and learn’ pilots and report out on pilot progress 
  • Set up and facilitate agile governance and ceremonies (e.g. sprint planning, reviews, retrospectives and backlog refinement) 
  • Identify and direct the implementation of process improvements that significantly improve quality, efficiency and flexibility across the team 


Thought Leadership & Best Practices 

  • Be a trusted advisor at all levels of the organisation and looked upon to provide expert advice and guidance on all matters related to agile mindsets, methodologies, and measures of success 
  • Serve in projects providing agile expertise as assigned 


Your people leadership responsibilities will be: 

  • Work effectively across reporting lines within our HR Communities of Expertise, across HR and the business, in project mode covering agile and traditional waterfall. 


About You 


To succeed in this role, we are looking for someone with: 

  • Ability to understand business strategies and translate these into actionable and compelling organisational and team development initiatives 
  • Innovative thinking applied to identify opportunities to deliver business impact 
  • Formal certification and experience as an agile coach a must, additional certifications as scrum master, product owner or agile certified practitioner a plus 
  • Formal coaching certification preferred 
  • Experience with agile management tools (eg. Jira, Confluence, Jira Align, etc.) 
  • Experience with agile frameworks and methodologies (e.g. Kanban, Scrum, Safe, etc.) 
  • Practical exposure to design thinking and service design 
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of agile concepts, best practices, and principles 
  • Experience putting design thinking and theory in practice to improve organizational effectiveness 
  • Experience executing projects in full agile, hybrid or waterfall environments 
  • Track record of driving talent outcomes through technology innovation and automation 
  • Demonstrated experience in strategy development and strategic planning  
  • Experienced in workshop design and facilitation while working with senior leaders and management teams 
  • Experience working within diverse teams and multi-country environments 
  • Outstanding ability to analyse data and discern business insights  
  • Effective project management skills, driving closure on key milestones and overseeing timely delivery, with good prioritisation skills 
  • Adaptive with proven abilities to effectively partner and engage with cross functional team and process experts 
  • Demonstrated curiosity and capacity for learning 



What we offer you 


We have an amazing team and a clear purpose to exist. We are passionate about the work we do and hope to find a colleague to share our passion with for putting people are at the heart of everything we do. We are also offering the unique opportunity to help us to build an entirely new value offering to the business and the possibility to create long term business impact. 


With our Rewarding practices, we drive transparent, fair and equal treatment of our people across the company. Wärtsilä Rewarding principles aim to create value by providing competitive compensation and recognising and rewarding for company and individual performance. Our Employee Benefits aim to build a healthy and sustainable organization and give a boost of energy. We are a diverse community and want to embrace it by being an inclusive employer with flexibility in our benefit offering. We empower our employees to contribute to sustainable societies also through our benefit arrangements. In addition, we want to align our benefit practices to support a culture of high performance and innovation 


All our employees are encouraged to utilise the variety of training activities, learning solutions and self-study materials that we have to offer which supports the opportunity to further develop your talents and competencies within an international working environment, in an ambitious and growth orientated organisation. 


If you feel excited about being part of this dynamic working environment and you think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your application, together with a Curriculum Vitae before the application deadline on July 17th by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 


In case you have questions about the open position, please contact Tiia Leino, HR Director (Global Functions) (tiia.leino@wartsila.com).