Operations Leadership Development Program

Operations | Cegled, Hungary, Hungary
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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. Xylem 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 www.xylem.com​.

Operational Leadership Development Program

The Role: The Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) is an intense three-year program for people who have a passion for Operations, a drive for excellence, and share Xylem's desire to solve the world’s toughest resource challenges. The program is designed to accelerate professional development through technical and leadership training and a variety of business-critical assignments. The Program is intended to develop talent within our Purchasing, Planning, Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Production, Materials, Sourcing Scheduling, and Logistics functions. 

The program is a three-year program consisting of three rotation assignments which are driven by real business priorities.   Rotational employees will acquire skills and abilities in leadership and to continuously improve our Operations functions. With this leadership development focus, Rotational team members will be set with higher expectations during and after the program. Deep, diverse experience is critical to the future success of program graduates.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Plan and perform assigned tasks within the framework of program rotation. The Rotational assignments are intended to provide a broad exposure to the operations field leading to successful off program placement.
  • Complete assignment objectives on schedule, within budget, with higher-than-expected quality while maintaining accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Complete program trainings including Continuous Improvement Internal Certification.
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and apply Operations engineering fundamentals in the business environment.
  • Active participation performance evaluations, coaching and mentoring sessions.
  • Demonstrate analytical / problem solving skills.
  • Propose new analyses, techniques, and methodologies with respect to specific area of responsibility where applicable.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Operations related program (Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering, Lean Manufacturing, etc.)
  • Cumulative GPA greater than or equal 3.0/4.0 Overall
  • Prior internship experience in a manufacturing or related environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong commitment to a career in operations and willingness to learn
  • Ability to lead and work in teams
  • Analytical approach to problem solving


  • The 2024 OLDP candidates begin in July 2024 


Xylem Offers More Than Just A Job 
  • Xylem has a strong mission and their employees are motivated by the fact their work truly impacts tomorrow. You now have the opportunity to support the transformation towards a best-in-class service delivery unit, with a relentless focus on creating a better experience for our employees and leaders 
  • 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 – Xylem offers comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.  
  • Watermark – Watermark is their 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, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks  
  • Sustainability is Fundamental to Who We Are and What We Do – Xylem is in the 98th percentile when it comes to the ESG Score by sustainalytics; Xylem issued a $1 Billion Inaugural Green Bond in 2020 to fund projects and further link sustainability with business and financing strategies  
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion - 24% of top management positions are held by women with a goal of 50% gender parity in leadership positions 
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