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Agile Transition Coach Innovation supercharger

Utrecht
Bachelor / Master
4,800 - 8,250
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How do you make our customers happy?

By supercharging bol.com’s tech innovation speed and effectiveness, so that we meet or, better yet, exceed customer and partner expectations. You achieve this by coaching and inspiring agile product teams, the team of teams, as well as individual business and tech leaders in an innovation community of over 800 tech-fueled heartbeats.

The biggest challange

In 2008, we were one of the first Dutch companies to embrace SCRUM. Today we have over 100 scrum teams, and we’re exploring how best to remain agile at scale. Sure, we’re aware of all the theories and frameworks, but ‘copy/pasting’ solutions is not an option. How do we create and embed an approach that complements our unique DNA? Zoom in on the human dynamics level and help shape our future organization. By experimenting with leaders and teams, by improving our way of working, and by boosting our innovation speed and impact. How can we create a learning environment that empowers leaders to explore and evolve their leadership style? And what is the next ‘logical’ step towards impactful innovation leadership?

Your responsibilities Transition Coach

  • You coach on an organizational level (board of directors, leadership teams) and truly own your position as trusted advisor
  • You (co)design interventions on an organizational level
  • You create and foster awareness breakthroughs, spot and act upon dormant development needs
  • You understand the mechanics of ingrained suboptimal habits/patterns and know how to change them
  • You identify the most impactful levers for change, together with a Way of Working coach
  • You keep close tabs on the organization – what is happening, and why? – and use those insights to outline the development goals of our agile way of working

As Transition Coach in the innovation domain, the question you need to answer is how to strike and maintain the right balance between ‘demand-based’ coaching (as indicated by our product teams and their leaders) while stimulating learning interventions that further our strategic goals. Our teams and the organization as a whole are evolving at breakneck speed, so we need to constantly evaluate and fine-tune our agile way of working to remain on top of our game. As our Transition Coach, you need to hit the ground running, because both the position and the Innovation Support team are brand new. You have 12 colleagues to help you advance company-wide innovation effectiveness.

You are a member of the coaches sub-team and work closely with a Way of Working Coach in one or more innovation domains. You also collaborate with the Way of Working Design sub-team to co-create bol.com’s agile-at-scale way of working. The role involves a good deal of pioneering and trial & error, but you can bounce ideas off 7 direct colleagues and have an inspiring People Lead who is an experienced transition coach. Developing your own coaching craftsmanship is an integral part of the benefits package!

Why you can make the difference

All innovations, from game-changing disruptions to modest optimizations, start with an idea. The sparks for those ideas are often caused by ‘friction’ that customers, partners and employees experience. So when people bring issues to your attention, roll out the red carpet, not the red tape! Solicit ideas and act on them. Focus on changes that can make the biggest differences. Create an even better environment for ideas to flow by increasing team autonomy. Boost workplace engagement. Realize iterative improvements to our agile way of working. And maximize innovation impact. As Transition Coach, you make that happen.

3 reasons why this is(n’t) for you

  • Yes, if your passion for innovation, agility and self-organization is deep and heartfelt
  • Yes, if your track record includes 10+ years of experience in coaching and transforming organizations
  • Yes, if constructively challenging teams/leaders to achieve breakthroughs in behavioral patterns energizes you
  • No, if you think business colleagues and techies evolved on different planets, and should probably remain separated
  • No, if a complex environment with a myriad of stakeholders to manage sounds exhausting
  • No, if you’ll only consider ideas that other businesses have proven work, and the outcomes have been validated by scientists

Where you’ll work

At the premier online retail tech platform in the Netherlands and Belgium. A platform where 11 million Dutch and Belgian customers can choose from over 20 million articles. A platform that helps 30,000 commercial partners run their businesses. And a platform that will never be ‘finished’, because bol.com has been reinventing retail since 1999. And we always will be. If there’s a better way to do something, we’re working on it! Together with our customers, partners, and over 2,000 colleagues. And hopefully together with you. Let’s change retail together to make everyday life easier. Our tech people share a strong ambition to work hard and play hard in equal measure. The setting is pioneering and autonomy is encouraged. Our teams deploy their own code to the production environment. And you can socialize on our soccer field, in the games room and in the bar on Friday afternoons. Gezellig!

What you get

What you get

  • Attention to you

    We are continuously focused on innovation and getting better every day. Because we work in a dynamic environment and our organization is growing rapidly, your development will grow together with bol.com.
  • Money and more...

    Working at bol.com is challenging and therefore you get something in return. Besides salary, you will receive a yearly bonus, holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of 29 days, travel allowance, group insurance and more.
  • Extra Service

    Besides legal conditions, we also have interesting extra's for you. For example relocation allowance, support with your relocation, free parking and staff discount on all bol.com articles.

How it works

  1. Carefully, we take a look at your application. Within 2 weeks you know if we invite you for an interview.
  2. We call you to set up an interview. And since we’re already talking: feel free to ask any question you may have.
  3. In this first interview we’ll get to know each other. We want to find out more about you. Work experience is interesting, but we also want to find out more about you as a person. Together, we’ll find out if this job is a match made in heaven.
  4. Before the next interview we will ask you to take an online assessment. We’ll also discuss the position and your team in depth.
  5. 2 interviews are usually enough to see if it’s a match. And if you agree… well, it’s the beautiful beginning of your career at bol.com :)

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