Manager for Agile Centre of Excellence i Stockholm

Stockholm, Stockholms län
Sista ansökningsdag:
Oscar Nordström
Swedbank-who we are
Our roots are firmly entrenched in Sweden’s savings bank history, the cooperative agricultural bank tradition and Hansabank’s major role in the Baltic countries. We serve everyone, from customers with basic needs to those who require advanced banking services. We work to develop close relationships with our 7.4 million private customers and 622 000 corporate customers. Swedbank is the bank for the many. As an employer we favour inclusion, support workforce diversity and are leading in gender equality. We welcome all applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or other conviction, age, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, or disability.

Group IT
Group IT is a cross-border organization with approx. 550 IT employees spread across all home markets, located in Stockholm, Umeå, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Group IT is responsible for IT management in ensuring the long-term focus of IT and adaptation to the bank's business strategies. Last but not least, Group IT delivers a range of IT services to the bank, including development and maintenance. To find out more about Swedbank as an employer, visit In partnership with Dfind IT we are now hiring;

Take the driving seat in Swedbank’s agile journey!

Manager for Agile Centre of Excellence

About the job
Do you believe in the power of motivated teams, see failure as a learning opportunity and enjoy challenging and convincing high level stakeholders about the agile mindset, methodologies and principles for success?

Then you have an opportunity to come and take on the leadership of agile transformation in Swedbank!

Here you will lead a team of highly engaged Agile Coaches and engage hurdles that need to be removed to enable a successful agile change.

Your responsibility will be driving the agile change journey at Swedbank and introducing a new way of working. You will engage with high level stakeholders in the whole organization in order to bring the journey towards its goal. Presenting, convincing, listening and advocating. You will need to be brave to challenge structures, processes and cultures that need to change in order for us to be successful.

In the role as Manager for Agile Centre of Excellence you need the ability to see the whole and have a “systems-thinking” mindset. Together with the Agile Coaches you will need to be able to spot bottlenecks and see patterns in the organization to be able to put your focus on the right spot. You will also need to have a structured approach and a big amount of energy and drive to be able to “energize” the change process and keeping it moving forward, relentlessly.

What you need to succeed
To really excel you need:

• Several years of experience introducing and coaching Agile methodologies in an international company

• Proven experience in leading change, even without a formal mandate

• Seniority in your personality as well as in your experience

• Very familiar with systems thinking

• Hands on experience of software development

• Excellent skills in communication, ability to adjust your message depending the audience

• A social personality who really likes to influence

• Fluency in English

• University degree in Information Technology or Engineering

In this recruitment we are evaluating as much your experience/knowledge as your personality. We expect you to speak your mind, drive change, and establish credibility. We also hope that you enjoy a good dare, know how to find your way in complicated situations and that you do not have problem to second-guess and influence the decisions of higher management. Networking should be your middle name – and you should live it with a smile.

What you may have worked with previously

• Senior Agile Coach

• Senior Agile Manager

• Technology Leader

Why work with me? – Rait Maasikas
I strive to create an engaging, challenging but also fun environment for working. My goal as a manager is to support our team by eliminating obstacles, act as a coach where needed and provide the necessary strategic context. I also believe in open communication so I strive to create a good environment for information sharing and collaboration.

We review applications and interview potential candidates on a continual basis. Therefore the positions might be filled before the application period has ended.

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In this recruitment we work closely with recruitment firm Dfind IT, send your application to the link below or via Recruitment Consultant Oscar Nordström will take your questions about the position,