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IT Agile Coach & Scrum Master

Date: Jun 4, 2021

Location: Madrid, M, ES

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Madrid, Spain.


IT Agile Coach & Scrum Master  



The Agile Coach will be able to harness the talent of agile teams and take them to the next level of agile maturity. The agile coach will develop, mentor and train agile teams in agile methodology and shepherd the team through all stages of the SCRUM framework to ensure project success at an organizational level.

The coach will monitor agile projects and progress and successfully coach teams by providing training to teams and/or individuals. The agile coach must act as a global change agent in our agile transformation journey. They will seek feedback from teams and provide solutions that best meet the team needs and organizational required metrics. The coach will support the standardization of agile tools required. The coach may also take on the role of a scrum master as needed.

The coach will contribute to the agile strategic roadmap that will guide the organizational culture that embraces an agile atmosphere.


Outcomes/Success Criteria 

- Coach multiple Agile projects at a time

- Track individual team metrics and organizational agile metrics defined

- Optimize agile ways of working at Beam Suntory while adhering to agile methodology best practices

- Continue to refine agile onboarding processes


Job Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Agile process knowledge to all team members at the outset of the project
  • Train the team on each specific process step throughout the project lifecycle
  • Support project planning
  • Identify project risks
  • Address team member questions
  • Identify and diagnose process issues
  • Coach Agile Product Owners to drive business value and retain the project vision
  • Assist Product Owners in writing user stories
  • Mentor Product Owners to make daily decisions to keep the project in motion and empower them to partner with business stakeholders to make more strategic decisions
  • Mentor ScrumMasters, who may eventually become coaches themselves
  • Support Scrum Masters in meeting preparation, including the pre-planning, planning, daily Scrum, and review stages.
  • Take on the role of scrum master on key projects
  • Instruct managers on the basics of Agile tools
  • Coach managers to navigate their role in a dynamic environment through the cultural changes the project may be introducing
  • Cultivate an Agile mindset in all team members where problems are embraced as welcome opportunities to adapt
  • Present to leadership agile team metrics and recommendations



This is a great opportunity because...

At Beam Suntory, the IT Agile Coach/Scrum Master will be a key player in aligning the IT Portfolio with agile projects.

This role is responsible to guide agile teams by leveraging strong relationships with our Strategy and Delivery teams.

The IT Agile Coach/Scrum Master is challenged to innovate and improve.  This role will identify opportunities and implement solutions to improve our agile ways of working.

The IT Agile Coach/Scrum Master enjoys broad exposure to multiple information technology domains and business functions.  This role will partner with all global IT teams and commercial business leaders to build and execute projects through cultivating an agile mindset.

The IT Agile Coach/Scrum Master will join a global team of talented individuals who are transforming Beam Suntory through digital and information technology solutions.


Desired Qualifications

Certifications/Licensure- Agile Scrum Master, Agile Coaching

Years of experience- 3-5 years in similar role

Level of experience- 5-7  years




Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.