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Agile Champion

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Job ID SR0050801 Date posted 07/06/2020 Location Lessines, Belgium

  • As a member of the Business Excellence site/functional team, become an AGILE expert.
  • Drive and actively implement AGILE initiatives which belong to one or more AGILE workstreams in the GMS and GQ organization.
  • Deliver the AGILE program at site/function realising business improvements and engaging all employees.
  • Participate in AGILE Community of Practice (COP), sharing best practices accross the network.

Be a champion of change at site/function


A. Deploy AGILE program across sites / functions:

  • Establish common understanding of AGILE program and 5 workstreams.
  • Collaborate with workstream leads and owners to understand key programs for deployment and applicability to site/function.
  • Participate in the strategy deployment process at site/function to understand strategy and support translation into AGILE activities in roadmap.
  • Actively support the delivery of the AGILE roadmap and wave initiatives, developing skills through co-leading initiatives and eventually lead AGILE projects
  • Participate in AGILE bootcamps learning key skills necessary for workstream activities

B. Collaboration:

  • Visit other sites occasionally to learn, share, and replicate good practices.
  • Constructive collaborate with all level of employee on site.
  • Support and assist other AGILE Champions for the sites and functions in their AGILE journey
  • Actively share best practises through AGILE sharing tools and Community of Practice (CoP). 

C. Site AGILE roadmap:

  • Support creation of site roadmap detailing AGILE activities which will be executed in the fiscal year in collaboration with the site/functional Leadership Team.
  • Ensure roadmap initatives are present on SPOT reporting tool.
  • Lead elements of the AGILE roadmap and AGILE 4.0 Wave initiatives under the guidance of the site BE Lead.

D. Coaching:

  • Participate in site/functional workshops to improve coaching capabilities.


  • Demonstrated passion for not accepting the status quo and self-driven to improve the business
  • Courage of conviction and open to critical feedback
  • Recognized as individual that demonstrated consistently strong performance over time and an aptitute for learning agility
  • A natural leader, comfortable networking and connecting people.
  • Agile learner with proven abilites to put theory into practice
  • Project management capabilities
  • Strong facilitation and organisation abilities
  • Excellent listening capabilites

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Job ID SR0050801

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