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Lead Flow Master - Kanban Specialization

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *6325 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Automotive
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *Yes, 5 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *212705
The Flow Master (Lean-Kanban Specialization) has primary responsibility of facilitating the learning and evolution of Release Train associated service or solution Delivery Teams in developing a Lean-Agile mindset, improving practices, and guiding them to higher levels of organizational "Fit-for-Purpose" maturity and resiliency.

The Flow Master (Lean-Kanban Specialization) plays a role in facilitating Lean-Kanban cadences, guiding service delivery orientation, and supporting teams in establishing and managing effective practices related to; visualization, WIP limits, flow management, feedback loops, and continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities

Upstream Kanban (Backlog Management Practices)

* Works with Product, Engineering, Architecture and Operations team members to guide and practice healthy upstream options (backlog) selection, management, and prioritization practices

* Facilitates & coaches the practices of effective Upstream Kanban through the execution and improvement of options refinement & selection

* Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams

* Assists in dependency management and cross team coordination

Lean-Kanban Cadences (Ceremony Facilitation)

* Principle steward of continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams

* Facilitates cadences, collaboration, communication, and conflict management

* Teaches team members Lean-Agile mindset and methods

* Influences the organizational improvement of Flow through the reduction of system impediments and development of healthy Lean-Agile policies, agreements, and practices

* Mentors Agile Release Train Leadership and Delivery team members in Lean-Agile values, principles, practices, and continuous improvement

Release Train Leadership & Delivery Team Support

* Helps identify and mitigate impediments to the teams Flow & Service Level Expectations

* Coaches on localized vs global tradeoffs; helps organization achieve service-oriented balance of muda, muri, and mura

* Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions - champions "Stop Starting - Start Finishing" behaviors

* Assists in the coordination of operational issue resolution

* Facilitates team development, mediates conflict, and encourages healthy team dynamics.

* Fosters team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency and self-organization

* Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to solve its own problems

Advice and Guidance

* Leads team to adoption and evolutions of healthy Lean-Agile development practices, focus on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and continuous delivery

* Teaches and encourages a balanced option pool that delivers valuable features for customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product sustainability

* Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team and service improvements

* Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity


* Bachelors degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education

* Working experience related industry

* 8 - 10 years of working experience as a Kanban practitioner, Kanban Flow Master, Kanban Service Delivery Manager with Kanban Customer-Driven or higher level experience, or Scrum Master with Kanban

* Working experience in one or more of the following Lean-Agile methods or frameworks: Kanban, Scrum with Kanban, Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean applied to Knowledge Work

* Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe


* Kanban Management Professional (KMP) or equivalent and higher

* Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK)

* SAFe Agilist Certification

Who We Are
*About Cox Automotive*
Theres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
Posted: 2021-04-14 Expires: 2021-07-22
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