Scrum Master- Merchandise Planning Job at Vaco Los Angeles, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Vaco Los Angeles, LLC
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Job Description

Scrum Master- Merchandise Planning in Pittsburgh, PA at Vaco **Location:**


At least 5 year(s) **Job Description**

Scrum Master w/ experience in Merchandising working with Pricing Teams

Sr Scrum Master is responsible for leading team/project level activities and some program related efforts working directly with stakeholders across product teams and business functions to ensure successful execution and delivery of value and outcomes. This role is responsible for driving alignment and managing dependencies across product & technology teams and across projects/programs. Sr Scrum Master will help to manage project efforts and team level scrum activities ensuring consistency in execution and deliverables, while delivering value for athletes and teammates. The Sr Scrum Master may drive or support change management and process improvement efforts, as well as help to manage vendors and third parties. Sr Scrum Masters may be responsible for coaching Scrum Master roles from an execution perspective. The Sr Scrum Master must exhibit the ability to lead managers and their teams and drive collaboration and alignment.

Team (Scrum) and Project Delivery & Execution:

* Serve as Scrum Master for one or more teams, and/or manage one or more agile projects.

* Manages dependencies and drives alignment across product/technology teams and stakeholders

+ Manages dependencies and defines work plans and action plans to help minimize or mitigate dependencies across the product teams and business teams.

+ Integrated planning and roadmap alignment across product teams and business teams.

+ Provides a central point for communication and escalation across product teams and business teams.

+ Ensures resource alignment within and across product teams.

* Provide coaching for Product team on applying agile and scrum-based techniques

* Remove impediments for teams and shields teams from external interruptions

* Management and/or administrative support of Epics/Features, backlog and requirements and/or scope within product teams or across projects

* Build schedules / plans (iterations, release plans, outcome roadmaps, activity & milestone plans

* Track and report on progress (velocity and burndown, activity/milestone tracking, progress reporting)

* Facilitate ceremonies and manage the overall delivery process (iteration planning meetings, standups, recurring team meetings, retros, demos)

* Issue tracking and action planning / ownership

* Coordination, planning & alignment with teams/stakeholders; dependency tracking

* Resource planning and coordination; capacity planning and tracking

* Vendor management, planning and coordination; contracting

* Manage Change (change management, communications, storytelling, backlog grooming support, scope change)

* Provide coaching/mentoring and training to build competencies across key technology and stakeholder groups

* Drives Process Improvement efforts across product and business teams

* Help the Scrum Team achieve higher levels of scrum maturity


* Actively engages in self-learning and looks to grow skillsets and experience in the DSG business, Scrum/Agile practices, Project & Program Management , Change Management, and Retail Commerce functions.

* Learns new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations through reading, tutorials, and videos

* Supports Continuous Learning activities focused around Lessons Learned and Feedback Consolidation

* Provides leadership, mentoring and coaching to team members.

* Fosters collaboration with team members to drive consistency across technology teams

* Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern engineering practices (communities of practice)

7-10 years of relevant work experience , with 2-3 years experience in a retail and eCommerce environment.

Experience translating ideas, approaches, and dependencies between technical and functional team members

4-5 years of highly effective scrum management experience leading product and technology teams, as well as experience with agile-based tools.

Experience communicating program status, risks, issues, and needs to senior leaders, and managing up

Experience and knowledge of organizational change management principles, methodologies and tools

Proficient in managing and growing team members in a professional setting

Experience managing alignment across programs, projects or product teams in an enterprise environment

Strong communication and presentation skills

Experience managing strategic vendor relationships or acting as the primary point of contact for strategic partnerships

Proficient in effective troubleshooting and issue resolution techniques

Proficient in the planning and execution of programs and projects and risk mitigation strategies

Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

Proficient in project management execution in a modern software environment via multiple methodologies (Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, etc)

Strong Experience using Microsoft Office tools (Project, Excel, Powerpoint, MS Project)

Desired Skills:

Good Knowledge of Retail E-Commerce Domain

Agile / Scrum certification

Exposure to a CI/CD toolchain

Degree in Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology;

Understanding of modern microservice-based architectures and methodologies

OCM or Change Management Professional Certification

Experience with Agile Development and knowledge on Agile Deployment practices

PMP Certification

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