Global Head of Agile

  • Full-time
  • Career Site Team: Technology and Engineering

Company Description

Think about the billions of purchases that consumers make every single day around the world. Imagine trying to make sense of the trillions of data points that represent these purchases. From a family doing online shopping for household essentials to a quick run to the supermarket, Nielsen is measuring the entire consumer path to purchase.

NielsenIQ (NIQ) is a multinational company working with the world’s largest brands across the world to inform them of where and how their best customers are shopping. The challenge is that this is a moving target and a complex problem. With the commerce landscape shifting constantly, only NIQ has the span and caliber of data to make sense of what drives a consumer to make a purchase.

Job Description

So where do you fit here? At NIQ, we empower our Program Management team to drive results and change. If you thrive in high-energy environments, and if you love the idea of working across every business function, you would be a great fit for our team!

Our NIQ PMO provides an enterprise-wide approach to identify, prioritize and successfully execute a portfolio of initiatives aligned with NIQ vision and strategic goals.

We are a forward thinking, professional team of program / project managers and agile practitioners who deliver market leading technology and deliver capabilities that enable our customers to achieve their goals.

As an Agile Center of Excellence Lead, you’ll be part of a team of smart, highly skilled people who are passionate about agile values, principles and practices. Our team is co-located and agile, with central hubs in Chicago, Madrid, Toronto and Chennai.

  • Oversee the Agile Center of Excellence and the success of the Agile transformation
  • Maintain a clear mission, vision, strategy, and roadmap for the Agile Center of Excellence
  • Establish an Agile maturity model to cultivate the agile mindset across the organizational
  • Development and optimization of an Agile training program
  • Act as an organizational change agent
  • Provide coaching and experience related to the Agile principles, values and practices
  • Optimize Agile analytics for the program, ART, and team levels across the organization
  • Facilitate cross-team prioritization between Stakeholders and Technology teams


  • Excellent English communication skills, with the ability to effectively interface across cross-functional technology teams and the business
  • Minimum B.S. degree
  • SAFe SPC certification required and SPCT candidate or equivalent
  • 10+ Years of Agile experience and 5+ years of leading an Agile CoE
  • Deep understanding of servant leadership and leading with empathy
  • Deep understanding of Lean Portfolio Management, Agile Budgeting, Portfolio Management and Estimation
  • High degree of coaching and mentorship experience

Additional Information

Our Benefits

  • Flexible working environment
  • Volunteer time off
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Employee-Assistance-Program (EAP)

About NIQ

NIQ is the world’s leading consumer intelligence company, delivering the most complete understanding of consumer buying behavior and revealing new pathways to growth. In 2023, NIQ combined with GfK, bringing together the two industry leaders with unparalleled global reach. With a holistic retail read and the most comprehensive consumer insights—delivered with advanced analytics through state-of-the-art platforms—NIQ delivers the Full View™. NIQ is an Advent International portfolio company with operations in 100+ markets, covering more than 90% of the world’s population.

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