Western Union VP, WU Way , Agile in Denver, Colorado

Job Title: VP, WU Way , Agile

Requisition #: 1803637

Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions?

We’reseeking an Agile Expert Leader based in Denver, Colorado office (globalheadquarters).

Responsible for driving the agile transition strategy and execution for the WU Way. The WU Way is “how” we will execute Western Union’s strategy and the culture change needed to deliver top line growth. The Agile COE Lead is responsible for the strategy and successful execution of Western Union’s transition to an agile product and development organization. The lead will work across the business and technology to gain support for the strategic roadmap, execution plan and funding. This role will advise and coach senior management on the principles and behavior changes required to support the agile transition. The goals of the agile center of excellence are to improve speed to market of Western Union’s products, improve quality, and improve both customer and employee satisfaction.

The lead will continue to grow the agile center of excellence and coach 1,500 employees in the product and technology organization. Responsible for partnering with the business and technology to drive changes in governance and prioritization, organizational structure and technology tools and practices in line with agile values and principles.

Soundinteresting? Here are some specifics:

  • Develop and implement the WU Way agile transition roadmap foragile@scale to support the “how” of the Western Union corporate strategy.

  • Develop the overall agile at scale execution plan and securesustained funding

  • Establish and maintain a backlog of improvement opportunitiesand work with leaders to inject the highest value opportunities in the agile transitions.Partner with management to create the team structure, decision making model andeliminate waste in the product delivery process in line with agile principlesto improve speed to market.

  • Define and operationalize measures of progress and metrics todrive prioritization, investment and benefit realization. Responsible forhelping mid/senior level management teams to appropriately track & analyzeoperational KPIs to ensure value capture.

  • Partners closely the business and technology during the agiletransitions to effectively mitigate risks, resolve issues, addressing resourcegaps, and remain aligned to the strategy objectives of the organization

  • Communicate, train and influence senior leaders to embraceagile principles, methods and leadership behaviors to gain and sustaincommitment to cultural change Create the structure and standards for scalingincluding training, the LeSS scaling framework tools and standards.

  • Embed agile practices in the organization by establishing newprocesses in strategic planning, annual planning, portfolio management,governance processes and controls. • Expand and scale the agile center of excellence,partnering with technology and the business to determine the roles and skillsto be centralized or distributed and matrixed.

  • Partners with the HR organization to create andorganizational structure, development structure and recruiting practices toenable agile values and principles

  • Develop and implement a program to ensure sustainability& success of agile deployments after the deployment ends. Responsible forselecting agile coaches, engaging with them, developing and deliver content toincrease their understanding of the WU Way and create connection from verydistant offices to the WU Way and to one another.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Demonstrated experience leading implementation of agile@scale

  • Global experience to include India

  • Proven ability to lead a large global organization workingwith multiple teams across the company.

  • Demonstrated experience leading organizational wide transformationalchange

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills forcommunications ranging from all employees, senior executives and the board ofdirectors

  • Proven ability to present effectively and concisely to theC-level of the organization

  • Change mindset. This person must be open to change and canget other people motivated to work in new and better ways.

  • History of influence and operate in a multi-cultural,geographically diverse global company

  • Skill in providingcoaching and consultative support to C-level and senior leaders in theorganization

  • Strong organizational effectiveness skills (group dynamicsand cross-matrix expertise)

  • Ability to develop training and communication programs thateffectively drive change and understanding, particularly withinManager/Director/Vice President levels of the organization

What will make you standout:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 10+ years of agile execution experience in the areas of:agile at scale, stakeholder engagement, training, business readiness,adoption/change measurement, journey management, leadershipengagement/development, talent management, etc. ​

  • Leading a global team

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitiveglobal pay and benefits

  • Diverse,global team with colleagues in over 50 countries

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including applicants with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.