Agile Coach Biopharma (m/f) - Holzkirchen

Division SANDOZ
Geschäftseinheit BioPharma SZ
Standort Holzkirchen (near Munich)
Funktionsbereich Information Technology
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Regular
StellenID 262574BR


Agile Coach Biopharma (m/f) - Holzkirchen

Job Summary

Sandoz is at the forefront of Biosimilars and we are only getting started. Opening the next chapter we are bringing Agile working principles into the soul and heart of our business. Are you an experienced Agile professional looking to have a truly valuable input not just in the way we operate but how we improve lives?

Job Purpose

The Agile Coach Biopharma leads the Agile transformation in up to five cross-functional teams/tribes/squads including the implementation and related culture and mind-set shift associated with agile ways of working, principles, methodologies, tools, and skills in order to lead the team becoming self-managing and high-performing. The agile coach is also a key member of the transformation team and engages senior management at Global, Regional and Local level for effective implementation of Agile principles and optimal design of the interfaces (e.g., GPTs)

Key Responsibilities

• Lead and coach up to 5 scrum teams in key planning meetings, sprints, retrospectives and reviews. Ensure consistent approach, agile principles and models are tailored to the individual needs
• Support the Agile Transformation journey as part of the Agile Transformation team to define and implement a strategy for the organizational adoption of Agile
• Coaching Squads/tribes/teams toward further understanding and adoption of Agile as well as overall growth and improvement
• Role specific coaching – Product owner, scrum master, facilitator, etc.
• Continually monitoring and assessing teams progression and needs – tailor approaches to the team
• Help organize and facilitate the implementation of work planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, demos, regular feedback, and self-management
• Enhance collaboration within and outside the teams, resolving conflict, remove impediments, and reduce external dependencies
• Embrace servant leadership and displays behaviours that come with the key mind-set shifts associated with being Agile
• Conduct training for small and large groups on common needs
• Keep informed and educated about industry trends concerning agile methodologies

Benefits of Working for Sandoz

• Competitive salary
• Performance based annual bonus
• Work/life integration
• Eligible to Sandoz pension plan
• 30 working days' holiday per calendar year
• Subsidised on-site cafeteria
• Free shuttle bus between Sandoz and Holzkirchen train station
• Additional benefits

Information Technology


The ideal candidate will have

• Degree or comparable work experience
• Coaching Certifications
• Certifications within Continuous Improvement disciplines and/or Agile Practices
• English fluent, another international language is beneficial
• 10+ years of project management/ LEAN working/Agile working experience, preferably in the Pharmaceutical Industry (but not necessary)
• Change management experience, experience leading and implementing Agile transformations
• Ability to coach at senior levels and across multiple individuals and teams
• Ability to ID and prioritize areas for improvement at individual and team level
• Ability to manage small teams – allocation, development, team practices
• Ability to manage teams of diverse levels and experience
• ability to assess and report metrics associated with adoption success
• role model of Agile mindset and behaviors
• sharing innovative and creative thinking in order to solve problems and get things done
• Experience in working in agile teams, ideally as a scrum master
• Experience as trainer or coach
• Experience in developing and leading training programs

Why consider Novartis Group of Companies?

927 million. That’s how many lives our Novartis group products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Sandoz, a Novartis Division. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

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