People Development Leader ( ScrumMasters )

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans   •  

Appleton, WI

Industry: Financial Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 367 days ago

Job Description


Grows talent to build, maintain and effectively lead a diverse, high-performing team to meet current and future business needs.

  • Creates a positive culture and teamdynamics  by recognizing the exponential value that different perspectives and cultures bring to Thrivent.  Demonstrates a high level of modeling and coaching of all of  the Thrivent leadership competencies. 
  • Ensures everyone can articulate and act upon their personal and professional development goals, diversity and inclusion goals, key strengths and skills, and their focus areas for improvement.
  • Consistent with our Performance Management process, meets with team members to discuss performance, career aspiration, development, and to provide feedback/coaching.  Proactively plans the talent needs to ensure appropriate staffing and capability/skillset development.

Drives results and leads change to further drive and advocate for agile.

  • Encourages accountability, autonomy, and empowerment and coaches while supporting the appropriate boundaries to achieve the result of having self-directed work teams. Knows when to engage and partner with the Scrum Master and/or the Product Owner if and when individuals express concerns.
  • Consistently demonstrates subject matter expertise based on either functional expertise and/or the business unit in order to drive continuous improvement and be an advocate for the team.  Stays ahead of industry trends for specific product/business to proactively support strategies.

Builds relationships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Establishes and maintains solid business relationships with Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and other stakeholders that interact with the team.
  • Influences without authority across business lines.
  • Uses a level of judgment and interpretation to resolve impediments that are unclearly defined and have limited information available.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related fieldrequired.
  • 8+ years of combined relevant experiencein leading initiatives or supporting business processes/systems.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience leading people and talent development.
  • Experienceusing automated planning/scheduling tools (e.g. Agile Central, PPM, MS Project) as well as office productivity tools (e.g. MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint).
  • Experiencewith multiple project methodologies, experience with Agile principles and Scrum framework.