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Pfizer Inc. Senior Manager, Kaizen Facilitation And Agile Coaching in Denver, Colorado

At Pfizer we make medicines and vaccines that change patients' lives with aglobal reach of over 780 million patients. Pfizer Digital is the organizationcharged with winning the digital race in the pharmaceutical industry. We applyour expertise in business process, technology, innovation and ourbusinesses to support Pfizer in this mission.The Business Process Excellence (BPE) function works across all businessunits and functions globally and is the Center Of Excellence for Enterprisescale process, or "mega-process," redesign and establishment of Agileways of working in the enterprise. The Agile ways of working the BPR teamenables and supports are how Pfizer will achieve our Purpose of Breakthroughsthat Change Patients' Lives. Using facilitated, cross-functional Kaizenevents, we re-imagine simplified, more efficient and digitizedprocesses, organizational structures and solutions. In addition, we enablesustained effectiveness at a team and team-of-teams levels through theapplication of scrum, Kanban and other Agile mindsets and methodologies. Asthe enterprise COE for Agile, we enable teams to accomplish their work in afaster, more innovative and customer-centric way.Role SummaryThe Kaizen Facilitator/Agile Coach role is accountable for ensuring teamsget maximum the business value of the use of Agile through effectiveapplication of its mindsets and methodologies. This colleague will ensure theteam lives agile values and principles and understands the processes andpractices that allow teams to enjoy the benefits of living in Agile ways,measuring their progress and continuously improving. Through fostering acommunity of Agile expertise, and through facilitating Kaizen processredesign events, this role provides value to our internal and externalstakeholders and supports teams in creating breakthroughs for Patients.Working with a across talented teams of functional and technical experts,they are key proponents of Agile practices and values, using these to helpdrive forward the program of digital transformation that empowers Pfizer'scustomer-oriented vision.This senior manager position requires an individual with a proven ability tolead/coach teams across a variety of disciplines, delivering results thatmeet and exceed stakeholder expectations.To do this, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:Educate colleagues, stakeholders and senior leaders across the entireenterprise, on Kaizen/Agile principles, methodologies and ways ofworking while providing them with tools for implementing the process in theirown work and overcome roadblocksCoach and support scrum masters in establishing an environment to be aseffective as possible as well as product owners to help them create clear andconcise Product Backlog Items and maximize valueMentor, teach and guide teams in Agile methodologies and mindsets,providing team members with hands on support, feedback and means ofimprovementPlan and implement scrum teams effectively, maintaining awareness of teammaturity and opportunities/needs to apply scaled agile structures (SAFe),Ensuring that team vision, goals, scope, KPIs, and the product domainare established, agreed and understood by everyone on the scrum team fortheir lasting success and continuous improvement.Establish an effective and measurable 'business value driver' tree for allteams, linking teams' expected outcomes and vision to discreet KPIsallowing every team member to see the direct linkage of work to outcome.Directly support measurement of the Business Process Excellence team's valuewithin teams and at the enterprise levelSupport teams in writing effective user stories including acceptancecriteria, prioritizing backlogs based on business value and working as teams.Act an agent of change for organizations using Kaizen and Agile withinPfizer, facilitating communities (guilds and chapters) of Agilepractitioners to become self-sustaining, thriving and collaborativeQualificationsBachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline7+ years of