Agile Coach 1

Req ID #:  106491

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Ashland, OH, US, 44805 Spencerville, OH, US, 45887 US Horsham, PA, US, 19044 Tranent, GB, EH33 2NE Raleigh, NC, US, 27610 Saffron Walden, GB, CB10 1XL Charleston, SC, US, 29407 Mattawan, MI, US, 49071

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Agile Coach for our Digital Team. This is a remote position with a preference that the candidate be located anywhere within the U.S, Canada or the U.K.  


An advocate for Agile mindsets, behaviors and processes, the Agile Coach is responsible for helping teams perform by instilling an Agile mindset and methodology through coaching, improving team processes and championing continuous improvement. The Agile Coach has a deep understanding of the organization and team processes and adds value with broader perspective of having seen other teams go through the same transition before. One Agile coach can support 2-4 Agile teams (ratio depending on team maturity).


Key responsibilities of this role include: 
•    Analyze sales funnels and customer intent
•    Guides team to develop OKRs (Objectives & Key Result) to ensure product alignment to business priorities
•    Champions implementation of Agile standard methodologies across teams with high level of collaboration
•    Supports continuous improvement of methods and incorporates them into day-to-day work of the teams
•    Promotes self-organization, collaboration and improved team dynamics
•    Advocates for the right, not the easy solution
•    Removes and/ or appropriately escalates impediments to the team to enable business value delivery
•    Launches new teams, sets up result delivery processes (e.g., facilitates workshops, trainings, help teams to define the cadence)
•    Provides guidance on Agile practices for the organization, including creating training materials and other tools
•    Identifies challenges and opportunities for teams and key roles (e.g., Product Owner, Scrum Master, Tech Lead,) and generates a tailored coaching plan for each to help them on their journey
•    Identifies and communicates solutions, behavior changes, mindset shifts required for team members and key roles and provides 1:1 coaching as needed
•    Identifies tools, trainings or additional resources individuals should leverage to build on their opportunity areas as part of their coaching plan
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned

Job Qualifications


The following are minimum requirements related to the Agile Coach:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/technical or related field.
  • 5+ years Agile experience, including 2+ years as an Agile practitioner and 3+ years as an Agile Coach (~1 year experience in managing multiple Agile teams).
  • Deep expertise in Agile methodologies and frameworks.
  • Proficiency in coaching, mentoring and adult learning methodologies.
  • Experience with (organizational) change management.
  • Experience with enterprise technologies.
  • Experience applying concepts and techniques from multiple Agile approaches.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience building, consuming, and supporting APIs
  • Strong communication skills with ability to align the organization on complex technical decisions.
  • Visible passion for subject area, participation in domain activities and groups, ability to organize related events.
  • Strong belief that others respond to role modelling and can grow and change trough coaching, transparency and trust.
  • Openness to new ideas and desire to develop them together.
  • Focused on building high performing teams, developing team members and delivering outcomes that matter to organization
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above



IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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