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Sr. Director, Global Agile PMO Business Solutions

Tapestry

Manhattan, NY, US

We believe that difference sparks brilliance, so we welcome people and ideas from everywhere to join us in stretching what’s possible.

 

At Tapestry, being true to yourself is core to who we are. When each of us brings our individuality to our collective ambition, our creativity is unleashed. This global house of brands – Coach, Kate Spade New York, Stuart Weitzman – was built by unconventional entrepreneurs and unexpected solutions, so when we say we believe in dreams, we mean we believe in making them happen. We’re always on a journey to becoming our best, but you can count on this: Here, your voice is valued, your ambitions are supported, and your work is recognized.

A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity. 

 

At Tapestry, the Head of the Agile PMO will manage, report on, and ensure alignment of our IT & Digital capital portfolio. They are responsible to assist in the delivery of the technology portfolio, as well as helping improve the overall agile maturity across the organization. As part of this undertaking the Head of the Agile PMO will lead the transition from traditional portfolio management that has an established process, to help define and build technology’s global Agile product strategy. They will be a key leader to work with all levels of the organization to affect positive, sustainable change.

Through collaboration with peers and business partners they will drive the execution of the IT strategy. As a leader within the business of IT, this role is not static and will integrate constantly changing dynamics into an evolving enterprise methodology and delivery practice. The Head Agile PMO, must combine strong delivery and lean process experience, and a proven track record of transforming large scale delivery from traditional methodologies to agile and beyond.

The Head of the Agile PMO ensures that the governance work adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set out by the IT Leadership Team. They will balance agility with the need for formal governance, whilst applying empirical continuous improvement to meet the control needs of our business.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  •  Develop and leads the Agile Practice, putting in place the systems, processes and ways of working to sustain a high performing team, where skill development, increased agility, collaboration and improved ways of working are key to success. 
  • Hold Quarterly Business Reviews to ensure ongoing visibility to portfolios and connection to the brands and enterprise functional groups.
  • Evolve and continually improve the interdependencies between business models and operating practices, integrating waterfall, iterative, and agile delivery models into one, cohesive delivery strategy to best meet the evolving organizational needs.
  • Drive Annual planning processes and timelines as well as off-cadence requests.
  • Partner to transition from a project/program centric process to that of product.
  • Partner across all IT, Digital and Business Leadership teams to identify, prioritize and plan long range plans as well as annual roadmaps
  • Engage with Global cross-functional teams across to continuously evaluate resource capacity and budget ensuring annual plans and off-cadence requests are properly evaluated and prioritized.
  • Build an Agile Portfolio and Demand Management team as well as communication of strategies, processes, metrics and tools to promote visibility and alignment across IT and Business.
  • Maintain relationships with cross-functional partners including Finance, vendor mgmt., Procurement.
  • Continuously evaluate tools, methodologies, and processes to improve portfolio planning, tracking of KPI's, and efficiencies
  • Hold a quarterly training to align the global technology team on any new or emerging governance changes related to the IT portfolio (finance/vender mgmt./procurement).

Experience

  • Ten or more years of experience in IT and business/industry
  • Three to five years of agile or product leadership responsibilities
  • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams
  • Experience with one or more agile or lean methodologies (Lean, Scrum, Kanban, Devops, SAFe).
  • Program management skills and experience, plus significant knowledge of productivity tools with evidence of practical application (which is highly desirable).
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the strategic vision, and inspire and motivate staff.
  • A distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills. (This is a highly visible position with substantial impact.)
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills.
  • Strong business acumen, including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the enterprise and its business units.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain IT concepts and technologies to business leaders.
  • A strong facilitator with experience engaging teams in a collaborative, distributed environment
  • Listens and supports people in problem identification and decision-making, creating an environment of mutual influence

 

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person’s career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale
    and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

 

Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI_CE1 Visit Tapestry, Inc. at http://www.tapestry.com/

 

 

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