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The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager will be accountable for creating and executing on a roadmap of continuous improvement to increase the maturity of various Scrum Teams, auxiliary engineering support, Continuous Delivery, Go-to-Market, and product leadership for two or more product teams. The CI Manager will be accountable for the execution of the roadmap, measurements of success/failures, definition of ready, and definitions of done. This is a highly collaborative role, with the majority of teams or individuals needed to deliver on the measured improvements reporting to leaders or organizations outside of the CI Manager's direct span of control.
The Continuous Improvement Manager will also be the organizational point person to the enterprise wide Common Tools adoption/maturation initiative.
Leadership without Direct Influence
An active leader in the Agile Community
Understands Agile metrics to influence roadmap on highest priority for maturation
Able to explain Agile Metrics to Senior Leadership and tell the story of what the data is saying
Able to create new measurements to solve business or people problems
Builds long-term relationships within team by creating an environment of safety and innovation
Champions open and honest communication
Leads with integrity
Welcomes new ideas, learns from successes and failures
Creates an environment of accountability amongst themselves and direct reports
Sets clear performance objectives for self and staff allowing freedom to accomplish objectives
Collects staff performance data against desired outcomes and service level agreements
Executes HR-related processes and develops staff through coaching and mentoring and providing specific, timely, open, honest, and constructive performance feedback.
Leads employees through change by using one's self as an example.
General Management & Decision Making
Executes team strategy so as to develop and deliver innovative solutions and systems in support of Enterprise goals. Communicates strategy to the team so they understand their role in achieving the established goals.
Manages day to day work of employees by monitoring budgets, expenses and scope and facilitating project delivery and support for projects of critical importance.
Makes decisions that are largely operational in nature, implementing policies and processes within the team. Makes decisions that may have an impact on quality or effectiveness of business activities at the team level.
Generates and implements continuous improvement ideas.
Analyzes long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies and contributes to Allstate business and functional strategy.
Prior experience working in a team oriented collaborative environment
Agile (Scrum) experience or Agile Coaching Experience
Metric and statistical modeling experience
Engineering or Product Management experience preferred
Education Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience