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Strategic Account Manager

Sales | Carrollton, TX, United States
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots.

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at​.

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role:

We seek additional talent to support the planning, process design, solution implementation and change management of key transactional business processes. This key role will engage employees in process improvement projects, which will ultimately increase engagement and ensure ownership and sustainability of improvement initiatives at Sensus.

The ­Sr. CI Business Process Specialist will lead and support critical business process improvements and projects across the organization, that are identified by senior leadership and product leadership teams. The candidate will work to meet or exceed all stated objectives defined in the project portfolio and will report to the Director, Continuous Improvement located in Morrisville, NC. This position will be in the Morrisville/Raleigh North Carolina area and offices. Some domestic travel may be required to other US site locations.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

Transactional Excellence CI Planning:

  • Collaborates with the Sensus Director, Continuous Improvement and other CI team members to organize, align work schedules and plans to meet established priorities.

Design, Implement & Improve Sensus Core Processes/Execute CI Projects:

  • Facilitates Workshops, Kaizen Events and other business process projects,
  • Leads the completion of process improvement/redesign projects across functions and departments,
  • Applies Xylem CI toolkit and approaches to redesign business processes and to solve complex problems,
  • Coaches and mentors process owners and stakeholders through multiple strategic improvement engagements
  • Provides change management support and removes organizational barriers,
  • Understands and applies data gathering techniques and documentation, and
  • Shares best practices with other site Continuous Improvement staff within and occasionally across Xylem businesses.

Mobilize problem solving teams to support streamlined processes and achieve any cost savings objective:

  • Utilizes 8-step problem solving model and other CI tools to align future state solutions, and
  • Actively supports process owners and teams during implementation of newly designed solutions and processes.

Administer, analyze, and report all CI Engagement & Team Guru metrics:

  • Coordinate and communicate with all CI team managers to collect key CI metrics in a timely manner,
  • Provide accurate reporting and analysis and on CI key performance indicators (KPIs), and
  • Post accurate and timely KPIs into Xylem’s reporting platform (e.g. Team Guru).
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • BS/BA Degree or Equivalent,
  • 5-10 years of successful leadership in executing continuous improvements: Business Process / Lean / Six Sigma programs and projects that have resulted in efficiency, effectiveness and tangible financial benefits,
  • Hands-on and demonstrated experience with transactional excellence initiatives, process design methodologies; Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Reengineering (BPR), Business Process Improvement (BPI), Continuous Improvement and lean and / or Six Sigma,
  • Effectively applies facilitation skills across functional teams and stakeholders,
  • Ability to interact professionally and work across all levels to lead and influences stakeholders,
  • Understanding of change management principles and successful application and experience of supporting teams and individuals though the change process,
  • Ability to host and facilitate / co-facilitate small to large groups in virtual events, using common collaborative tools, such as Zoom and Klaxoon,
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and
  • Strong project management skills and able to deliver on commitments.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Lean certification strongly preferred, and
  • Green Belt/Black Belt cert desired (Lean or Six Sigma).

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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