Scrum Master

at Kohler Co.
Published September 23, 2022
Location Kohler, WI
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Scrum Master

Work Mode: Hybrid

Location: Hybrid at Kohler, WI


Seeking an adaptable individual who is comfortable and confident in ambiguous situations. This person should have a people-first mentality and adept observation skills. The person is mindful of changing dynamics in all situations and can adapt to the needs of the circumstances. This individual must be open and inspire trust in order to be effective in the role. Team(s) will rely on this person to be their servant leader, who will humbly aid in their mission to deliver value through their work. This individual must empower teams, promote self-organization, remove impediments, and coach effectively.

Additionally, the individual will be a part of the Scrum Master Community of Practice and the Agile Center of Excellence.

Top Characteristics:

  • Flexible
  • Self-aware
  • Transparent
  • Resourceful
  • Empathetic
  • Curious
  • Intuitive

Basic Objectives

  • Inspire and empower team members.
  • Coach and support employees with respect to Kohler's Agile journey.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and passion about Agile principles and share them across
  • the organization.
  • Have a growth mindset that seeks out innovative approaches and focuses on continuous improvement.
  • Bring a data-driven approach to decision making, both in day-to-day activities and when helping others make strategic trade-offs.
  • Affect change in people and processes.

Specific Responsibilities

Enable Kohler's Agile journey

  • Model behaviors to support the organization's adoption of a new way of working.
  • Use servant leadership to foster a healthy culture of trust and transparency with the team.

Coach teams using Agile best practices and behaviors

  • Ensure Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums, Retrospectives, and Sprint Reviews, as well as Backlog Refinement occur by educating the team on their importance and facilitating when necessary. Provide constructive feedback to team members to help drive Agile adoption and growth.
  • Foster collaboration through Scrum of Scrums with Agile and Waterfall teams to remove impediments and dependencies.

Partner with the Product Owner

  • Ensure the Product Owner is able to create, order and maintain a Product Backlog.
  • Broker negotiations between the Product Owner and the Scrum Development Team, when needed.
  • Ensure goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team as well as possible.
  • Find techniques for effective Product Backlog management.
  • Help the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items.
  • Understand product planning in an empirical environment.
  • Ensure the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value.

Track team output through dashboards and other reporting systems

  • Update metrics and use as a conversation starter to ensure accurate and transparent communication to the Scrum Team, stakeholders and leadership.
  • Teach the team to use burndown charts to review team progress during the Sprint.

Serve the organization

  • Lead and coach the organization in its Scrum adoption.
  • Plan Scrum implementations within the organization (through the Agile Center of Excellence).
  • Help employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development.
  • Affect change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team.
  • Ability to identify opportunities to apply Agile Frameworks across a variety of products and projects.

Work with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization (through the Scrum Master Community of Practice).

Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business or related field required
  • 8-12 years professional experience
  • 3+ years working with or on Agile teams and understanding of Agile practices
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • PSM or CSM preferred


Tofully demonstrate our commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of ourassociates, we are requiring all U.S. based team members to be fully vaccinatedagainst COVID-19 as a condition of employment. We believe this pathforward further strengthens our workforce and the future growth and resilienceof our company and community. Individuals with medical conditions orsincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine mayrequest an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

We will consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this opportunity.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

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