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Bratislava, SK

Agile Coach - CorSo Data Insights


About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role


Are you a catalyst leader passionate about motivating sustained organisational change? Do you enjoy enabling teams and leaders to create safe and fun working environments conducive to learning and growth? Then you are exactly the person we are looking for!


As an Agile Coach, you are part of the leadership team for our data and analytics product area, Data insights. In close collaboration with a Product Area Lead and a Tech Area Lead, you play a key role in positively challenging agile teams to stay focused on business outcomes and delivering customer value. Taking the lead in developing the agile capabilities of the Product Area, you help the team fully capitalise on the strengths of a scaled agile set-up and remain firmly on a path of continuous improvement and learning.


As an experienced change leader, you understand the strategic importance of nurturing a strong agile mindset and enduring agile ways of working across the organisation. Furthermore, you are capable of leading and supporting this journey, identifying opportunities and removing roadblocks where required.


Your main responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop agile skills/capabilities across product squads, chapters, and CoEs within CorSo Data Insights product area.

  • Coach and accompany individuals (e.g. Scrum Masters, Product Owners) and teams at various stages of their Agile journey.

  • Act as catalyst to motivate change in the organisation and coach executive managers to embrace catalyst leadership.

  • Coordinate and deliver training at all levels within the domain to increase agile awareness, the ability to deliver change, and help creating an agile mindset. This includes, but is not restricted to, different scaling approaches such as LeSS (Large-scale scrum) and Portfolio Kanban.

  • Identify and address impediments to the performance and effective value delivery within the Product Area.

  • Enable Product Area Leads and Product Owners to measure business impact. Help track the Squads' and Product Area's progress.

  • Coordinate and drive Product Area level agile events such as the quarterly business review (QBR). As needed, participate in squad events to provide real-time guidance.

  • Provide leadership and guidance for the entire Product Area, working hand-in-hand with Product Area and Tech Area Lead

  • Facilitate Retrospectives, 1:1 sessions and workshops to continuously improve team dynamics and solve interpersonal issues.

  • Support Product Owners, Scrum Masters and Product Area Leadership to live up to their target role profile

  • Act as the line manager of a team of Scrum Masters. Help team members grow functionally and personally, orchestrate HR processes.


About the Team


In 2021, CorSo is bringing data into the business creating an agile delivery model focussing on data and analytics capabilities to support our ambition of becoming a truly data driven commercial insurer.


The operating model design introduces cross-functional analytics squads into each part of the insurance value chain enabling the business to drive their data strategy. The squads are supported by chapter leads who focus on consistency, collaboration and transparency across the product area for key roles.


With this set-up, we expect to be able to maximise the autonomy of squads contributing to the mission of the defined product areas and strengthen customer proximity. At the same time, we can ensure the integrity of our data and the use of data within our

technology platforms.


About You


As a successful candidate for this role, you possess …

  • 5+ years of work experience in an enabling role in a business, consulting or IT related role

  • As a leader in data insights product area, a passion for data and analytics will be a plus

  • A university degree in a relevant field

  • Experience with supporting (agile) transformation in organisations, building teams and driving continuous improvement (incl. providing training and coaching)

  • At least one relevant agile certification (e.g. Product Owner, Scrum Master, Agile Project Management, Kanban, etc.) and/or the equivalent hands-on experience in operationalising scaled agile frameworks

  • A firm understanding of the Agile manifesto and the principles behind it as well as the ability to apply them in the context of business product/service development

  • A passion for learning and continuous improvement, both of yourself and your team members

  • Good facilitator, coaching and mentoring skills and the ability to apply different techniques to create engagement and keep teams focused on the organisational goals

  • The dedication to encourage an environment in which people share information and communicate clearly, candidly and openly

  • High emotional intelligence and the ability to explain complex concepts in understandable terms tailored to the audience. High levels of empathy and the ability to inspire and encourage others

  • The ability to mentor the team and drive collaboration and knowledge sharing to benefit your area and the broader organization

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • The personal drive to perform by stepping up and taking personal responsibility while encouraging others through passion and dedication


Interested in this new challenge? We are looking forward to your application!


Minimum base salary for this job from 2700 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits. We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re. 


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


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