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Title:  Scrum Master - Digital IT


Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company:  Univar Solutions Inc.
Requisition ID:  24336


Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 


The Scrum Master - helps drive the planning, tracking and other day-to-day activities for Agile delivery teams. Collaborate intensively with their team members across both Business and Technology fields providing mentoring and coaching around Agile principles and practices. In addition, they act as a servant leader and aid with the resolution of blocking challenges while support building a collaborative and encouraging culture.


Reporting to Program Manager, Scrum Master will have :

-  Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and growing transparency

-  Knowledge of well detailed patterns and techniques in applying Agile (example: Burn up and down techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

-  Guiding team to be self-organized and to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment

-  Able to coordinate, moderate and demonstrate value of Agile practices to the team

-  Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog

-  Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of problem solving

-  Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or deciding the work.

-  Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

-  Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

-  Sophisticated interpersonal skills to establish strong working relationships and promote communication within and across teams

-  Strong leadership and organizational skills with excellent communication (written and verbal), time management, and team building skills

-  Experience with developing and implementing plans, meeting deadlines, coordinating timelines and operating under tight time constraints

-  You are Certified Scrum Master (CSM) 

-  Self-starter who embraces challenges and always looks to find solutions that drive successful outcomes for our business, customers, and employees

-  You are ego-free with a positive demeanor, collaborative approach, and eager to give and receive constructive feedback

-  Intuitively balance when to compromise to get the important work done on time and when to push for the ideal process

-  5+ years of proven experience within software development team as Scrum Master or Project Manager

-  Conversant in Project Management tools like JIRA or CollabNet VersionOne for backlog, task, test and defect management

-  Conversant in Confluence for content management

-  College courses or Associate degree in Information Technology or Business

-  PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditations are nice to have

At Univar Solutions, sustainability is more than an aspiration – it’s core to how we conduct business. We bring together results-oriented goals, operational excellence, technology and collaboration to minimize environmental impact and improve sustainability in all we do. 


Check this out: Our journey to a more sustainable future - leading the way in environmental, social and commercial sustainability


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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