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Scrum Master, Global Digital Marketing


This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 23, 2023.

Overview KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.

KPMG is the brand under which the member firms of KPMG International Limited (“KPMG International”) operate and provide professional services.

“KPMG” is used to refer to individual member firms within the KPMG organization or to one or more member firms collectively.

KPMG firms operate in 143 countries and territories with more than 265,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world.

Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

Each KPMG member firm is responsible for its own obligations and liabilities.

KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee.

KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

The Opportunity As part of KPMG’s commitment to invest in digital marketing, there is a focus on the Global Digital Marketing team to formalize our approach to agile ways of working.

The scrum master role will define and lead an agile vision and strategy that improves processes and practices to deliver marketing technology projects.

This role must be able to identify and mitigate product level risks, implementing strategic teamwork solutions, fostering communication and collaboration across the team.

What you will do Agile project management Accountable for the facilitation of appropriate Scrum ceremonies on a sprint-by-sprint basis.

This includes Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Review, and Retrospectives.

Ensure the Product Owner regularly defines the sprint goal to provide clarity to the team on which stories to pull into the sprint from the backlog.

For large and complex items, work with the Product Owner and team to break down complexity into epics, stories, and tasks.

Ensure proper planning techniques to best manage timelines.

Work with the Product Owner to ensure backlog health and 1-2 sprints of ‘ready’ stories at all times.

Responsible for creating and managing an Agile transformation plan for the team to move to higher levels of Agile maturity.

Provide regular updates and materials to the Director of Program Management to keep executive stakeholders updated on team progress and accomplishments.

Innovation, tracking and metrics Ownership for producing relevant metrics every sprint that help the team measure success and opportunities for improvement (e.g.

committed vs.

delivered, sprint burndowns, release burnups, etc.) Use past metrics to help the team pull in an appropriate number of stories each sprint.

Draw upon the talents and perspectives of the team, bringing together data, systems thinking and curiosity in order to deliver on releases that create next-generation best in class experiences.

Coach and mentoring Enable teams to grow into high-performance, self-managing teams by being a coach, an excellent facilitator and collaborator.

Leading and coaching teams and the organization through its Agile journey.

What you bring to the role Relevant post-secondary education (e.g.

degree, diploma) Relevant Agile Certified Scrum Master (CSM) / Kanban Management Professional (KMP) Demonstrated experience transforming Waterfall teams to Agile Experience working with distributed teams (e.g.

onshore and offshore team members) and navigating challenges with this structure Knowledge of agile development best practices and tools such as Jira and Confluence 8 Years of experience as part of a delivery environment (either traditional or agile) 4 years’ experience as a Scrum Master Specific experience with Marketing technology solutions from Adobe and/or Salesforce considered an asset At KPMG International, we are supportive of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest.

Please ask to find out more.

KPMG International’s commitment to inclusion & diversity At KPMG International, we recognise that we need inclusion and diversity to be successful.

We want to attract, retain and develop diverse talent at all levels.

This means recruiting from the widest pool of talent across our network and beyond, removing barriers that can prevent our people from reaching their full potential, and fostering a fully inclusive environment which empowers everyone to bring their whole selves to work.

Applying with a disability KPMG International is proud to be an inclusive place to work and we are committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our recruitment process.

Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require with your recruitment contact.

Keys to your success KPMG individuals Deliver Impact | Seek Growth | Inspire Trust and understand that a diverse workforce enables us to deepen relationships and strengthen our business.

Providing you with the support you need to be at your best For more information about KPMG in Canada’s Benefits and well-being, click here .

Our Values, The KPMG Way Integrity , we do what is right | Excellence , we never stop learning and improving | Courage , we think and act boldly | Together , we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better , we do what matters KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential.

A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work.

We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice.

For more information about Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in Recruitment, please click here .

For general recruitment-related inquiries, please contact the HR Delivery Centre at .

If you have a question about accessible employment at KPMG, or to begin a confidential conversation about your individual accessibility or accommodation needs through the recruitment process, we encourage you to contact us at or phone: 416-777-8002 or toll free 1-888-466-4778.