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IT Scrum Master (Hybrid)

Company: US Foods
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:


Join Our Community of Food People!

As a Scrum Master within the US Foods IT group, your focus will be enabling our Product teams to effectively deliver against our most complex and exciting business & technology initiatives as our organization transitions to Agile and Product-centric ways of working. The Scrum Master is responsible for driving Agile best practices within their Product team(s), facilitating Scrum ceremonies, and removing / resolving obstacles for the developers. The Scrum Master may also take on project management responsibilities at the Product team level, in support of the team's Product Owner. Depending on Product complexity the Scrum Master may be dedicated to a single Product Team or shared across two related Product teams.

**Flexible Work Policy: This Sr. IT Scrum Master position has been segmented as Hybrid, meaning the work is a combination of onsite and remote. This position is based out of our Rosemont, IL headquarters. You will work in the Rosemont office approximately 8 days per month.**


+ Coach Product Teams on Agile frameworks, methodologies, and best practices

+ Partner with the team's Product Owner to lead developers, stakeholders, and other impacted players through Sprint Zero discovery and initial Product Backlog development to ensure teams are set up for success

+ Facilitate and lead team ceremonies including Daily Standups, Sprint Planning, Demos, and Sprint Retrospectives

+ Track and report key metrics (e.g., team velocity, sprint burndown, budget spend, etc.) to Product Owner, stakeholders, and other impacted players

+ Coach individual team members when needed and facilitate discussion and conflict resolution

+ Identify and reduce external team dependencies

+ Identify and resolve/remove blockers that impede the team's delivery ability

+ Promote continuous improvement in workflow, productivity, and outcome delivery

+ Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters creativity and innovation

+ Assist withstanding up the Agile Center of Enablement and Communities of Practices

+ Participate and even lead process improvement, Root Cause Analysis, and brainstorming workshops

+ Serve up to two teams depending on Product complexity

+ Other duties as assigned by manager



+ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience

**Related Experience:**

+ 5+ years of demonstrated experience in a Scrum Master or other related role (e.g. Business Analyst, Project Management, etc.)

+ Expertise in implementing Agile practices and delivering in a Product-centric model in large-scale organizations

**Certifications/Training** **:**

+ CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) and/or CSM (Certified Scrum Master) strongly preferred


+ PPM certification strongly preferred

+ Formal Six Sigma and Lean experience strongly preferred

+ Project Management experience strongly preferred

+ High degree of motivation, self-direction, and teamwork

+ Ability to work effectively in a highly-matrixed organization

+ Consistent ability to build consensus and lead work streams

+ Strong ability to communicate, influence, and partner effectively using strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills

**Proficiency in the following strongly preferred:**

+ Agile Delivery Tools -, Jira, Trello, etc.

+ Collaboration Tools - Mural, Miro, etc.



*****EOE** **Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual** **Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability Status*****

US Foods is one of America's great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and generates more than $28 billion in annual revenue. Visit to learn more.

US Foods may collect personal information from you in connection with the application process. US Foods complies with the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and its policy may be found **here ( .**

US Foods, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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US Foods is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the interview process or to perform essential job functions, please contact our US Foods Application Accommodation Line at 866-960-5886. You will be prompted to leave a message. Please state the specifics of the assistance needed and your contact information. A member of our HR department will return your call within two business days.

Keywords: US Foods, Des Plaines , IT Scrum Master (Hybrid), Other , Des Plaines, Illinois

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