Enterprise Agile Coach

  • Job category
    Banking and Finance, Information Technology, Risk Management
  • Job level
    Senior Management
  • Contract type
    Permanent, Full Time
  • Location
  • Salary
    S$16000 - S$30000

Job Description

About Standard Chartered 

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit.  It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good. 

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.


The Role Responsibilities

Agility within Standard Chartered Bank isn’t just an implementation of Scrum or Kanban within a software development team; it's a new way of working (NWoW) that's applied across all areas of the organisation. To be successful in the role you would have to be considered a strategic thought leader by your peers, have experience in leading groups of teams in an organisational transition and have a depth of analytical understanding of a variety of New Ways of Working.Your communication skills will be tested against a wide variety of audiences as Agile is not solely applied to just the Information Technology areas of Standard Chartered Bank. You will need to be able to effectively adapt your communication approach based upon the audience's context and familiarity of the Agile ways of working You could be communicating with teams within technology or within other areas of the business such as Sales, Marketing, Banking Operation,  HR, Finance or even Risk. You would be working as a trusted advisor to leaders in all levels within the organisation from team leaders through to Global Heads and C-Suite.


Coach and present senior executive leadership teams on the value of new ways of working (NWOW) and the mindsets leaders will have to adopt to make those NWOW work

Create high performance culture where agile is leveraged as a strategic business asset

Identify and attack organisational impediments constraining productivity, quality, early risk mitigation and continuous delivery of customer value


Apply your strengths in coaching, mentoring, advising, designing solutions through thought leadership across key organisational agility enablers

Adapt and change your approach based upon the context that you are supporting through the cultural transition towards embedding organisational agility.

Driven by customer obsession, deploy strategies to accelerate speed of change in delivery of innovative products & services

Enable a culture of high performance that is highly collaborative and focussed on continuous learning & improvement.

Contribute to building a resilient organisation to be nimble in its sense and response to the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous VUCA) era


Challenge the “as is” way of working across delivery, governance, operational model/structure, funding

Apply depth of analytical understanding of a variety of New Ways of Working such as Scrum, Kanban, Human Centred Design or Design Thinking, Lean, Dynamic Work Design, A3 problem solving, Extreme Programming, Behaviour Driven Development, DevOps, Agile Friendly Operating Models and Agile HR.

Understand what practice, tool or technique to apply given the environment and the situation is the challenge that you will need to demonstrate mastery in using a show/tell/do approach

People and Talent

Working autonomously, you will have the freedom to be innovative and creative with the approaches that you use to facilitate change.

Model agile mindset, values and principles

Use passion and drive to foster motivation in others to change, but also understand the fine line between being over-zealous, pragmatic and providing appropriate encouragement.

Tap into people's intrinsic motivation, empower and guide them through their individual Agile capability journey across a breadth and depth of roles.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.

Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

Lead the team to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles: Fair Outcomes for Clients; Effective Financial Markets; Financial Crime Compliance; The Right Environment.

Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

Operations Management Team

Country & Business Unit COOs

Group Process Owners / Product Owners

Group and Business Unit MT

Functional Partners including Risk, Compliance, HR, Finance, Legal, Audit, Corporate Affairs, Regulatory Affairs

Banking Associations and industry partners 

Our Ideal Candidate

Minimum of 10 years hands on experience in Agile or other related disciplines (Lean Software Development, Human Centred Design).

Minimum of 10-year experience in Information Technology

Minimum of 5 years leading & managing Software/ IT Projects / Teams using Agile 

Experience in leading transformation in non-technology functions

Experience in cultural transformation & building high performance organisations 

Experience in agile friendly operating models and organisational enablers 

Proficient in using a variety of agile delivery tools e.g. JIRA, Confluence

Academic or Professional Education/Qualifications: As per Bank’s requirements and HR policy

Licences and Certifications/accreditations: Scrum Master and Product Owner certification from Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org or other associations are must, Practitioner certification of Scaled Agile framework like LeSS, SaFE, Scrum@Scale, Spotify, Nexus and Human Centred Design or Design Thinking are plus. 

Desired Professional Memberships: Association or Discipline Association Membership well regarded.

Minimum 10 Yrs Exp Overall

Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions. To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our career pages.

How to Apply

Please visit - https://scb.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2000020233&lang=en  to apply now and take the next step in fulfilling your potential.

You can search and view current opportunities across our global organisation and apply immediately by visiting www.standardchartered.com. 

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Diversity & Inclusion 

Standard Chartered is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a work environment which embraces diversity will enable us to get the best out of the broadest spectrum of people to sustain strong business performance and competitive advantage. By building an inclusive culture, each employee can develop a sense of belonging, and have the opportunity to maximise their personal potential.

Closing on 28 May 2021

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