Agile Team Coach (Innovation Team Coach)

Mierlo, NL / Aachen, D

Employment: Full time

29 April 2021

Let’s color the world!

We are GNT, an ambitious and innovative family business with an informal character that gives the world colour! With our BRAND EXBERRY® market leader in the field of coloring foods for coloring food and beverages. Our colours are 100% natural and are made from fruits, vegetables and plants.

We are constantly working to renew and improve the unprecedented possibilities of colouring foods. Of course, no one in the world can produce all that beauty better than nature itself, but we are world champions when it comes to deploying the proceeds of nature. We carefully preserve all the beauty and good ness of it. As a result, we offer our customers the highest quality and reliable products. That's what motivates us every day!

The main ingredients for GNT's success are our employees and their mutual cooperation. We believe in teamwork and are ready for each other, our customers, our supplier and our partners. That makes us GNT.

Due to the strong growth of our organization, we are looking for a:

Agile Team Coach (Innovation Team Coach) w/m/d

Mierlo, NL / Aachen, D

As Innovation Team Coach you are part of GNT’s Product R&D, you will be based in either Germany or the Netherlands. In interdisciplinary development teams, your goal is to increase the team performance by fostering agile skills, collaboration, innovation, and introducing techniques that promote adaptability and flexibility. You are ambasador and coach for the agile innovation approach at GNT.

What do we expect from you?

  • Support in developing a healthy, collaborative and continuously improving innovation culture

  • Train & coach international and interdisciplinary product development teams and individuals on agile values, principles and practices

  • Facilitate agile ceremonies like Backlog Refinement, Stand ups, Sprint planning and Review, Retrospective etc. in a way that ensures full team engagement

  • Support Product Owners administer, prepare, prioritize, and right-size the backlog

  • Help the teams to stays focused on delivery and quality, by encouraging teamwork and collaboration

  • Utilise feedback and metrics to identify areas of opportunity and increase the agile maturity, and self-organization of our cross functional teams

  • Remain at the leading-edge of agile practices, further improve GNT’s agile practices and help teams to implement/ improve agile approaches

  • Act as an ambassador for modern agile practices within GNT

Your qualification.

  • You are fascinated by the food industry and eager to drive forward product R&D in an international and interdisciplinary environment

  • Experience in the food industry or similar fields around life science allows you to quickly understand the teams and GNT’s business environment

  • You have several years of experience as a hands-on Scrum Master or Agile Coach with experience in agile methodologies, supporting and coaching cross functional teams

  • You are strong in communication, good moderation and have excellent facilitation and coaching skills to clarify professional, methodical and technical questions

  • You are a people person with strong emotional intelligence and conflict resolution skills. Creating trust is your highest priority

  • You are an analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills help you to navigate through roadblocks that may occur

  • You are a self-starter with a structured approach, and a can-do, pragmatic, solution-oriented attitude

  • You are able to adapt your approach and communication style to different contexts and to specific needs.

  • You are not afraid to raise issues and inspire change and continuous improvement.

  • You have professional fluency in written & spoken English and C levels skill in either German or Dutch as well

What do we care about?

The GNT values are the basis of our daily activities. That's why we think it's important that we fit together. GNT employs people who are enterprising and take responsibility. Customer and service orientation is of course paramount! We always take that extra step to offer our external and internal customers the best service. In addition, we do everything we do as sustainably as possible. We are open and honest with each other and bring out the best in each other.

What do we offer you?

  • A job at a successful and innovative company.

  • 26 vacation days (possibility to purchase extra days).

  • A very favourable pension scheme.

We color the world, do you?

Does this vacancy suit you? Please send your motivation and cv in german and english, earliest possible start date to You will soon find out if you will be invited for an introductory meeting.

Silke Ohler
HR Manager Germany
GNT Europa GmbH
Kackertstraße 22
52072 - Aachen, Germany