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Xylem Director Innovation, Technology & Product Operations in Baltimore, Maryland

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, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role: This position will serve as principal leader of Innovation, Technology and Product (ITC) Operations implementing processes for technology road mapping, pipeline management, and technical documentation and establishing standards for capturing data. They will also be responsible for executing against the key responsibilities of the Corporate ITP function.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Innovation, Technology and Product Operations - Lead the day-to-day operation of the corporate ITP operations function. This includes driving strategic and tactical initiatives focused on ITP operational excellence in areas such as product planning, new product development, localization, and portfolio-optimization processes, annual operating plan and R&D investment, metrics and reporting, and product sustainability.

  • Support the creation Board of Director, Investor Relations, and other external corporate ITP communications.

  • Plans for and organizes Xylem’s Innovation, Technology and Products Council

  • Product Management Training

  • Work with other Xylem leaders in keys areas such as career framework, external partnerships, IP strategy, IT infrastructure, and Integrated Supply Chain as they relate to the ITP organization.

  • Developing capability

  • Cross-boundary collaboration

  • Leading people and teams

  • Influencing others

  • Technology and business model innovation

  • Customer and market intelligence

  • Effective communication and executive presence

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

  • 15 year's experience in R&D, Product Management, Innovation or Product Development in B2B or B2C organizations.

  • Track record of successfully developing and launching commercially viable products in start-ups and/or mature technology and industrial companies.

  • Proven experience establishing high performance engineering processes and programs.

  • Action and results oriented, able to communicate strategies and tactics and resolve obstacles.

  • Demonstrated organizational agility, influence and leadership ability to effectively drive and execute initiatives within a matrixed environment.

  • Interprets internal or external business issues and recommend best practices.

  • Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify and champion innovative solutions.

  • Excellent writing, presentation, decision making, and negotiation skills.

  • Strong listening and influencing skills, as well as intercultural competence.

Key Relationships :

  • Internal: product management/engineering leaders and their teams, Innovation & Technology centers of excellence (COE) (systems intelligence, software, power electronics), India technical center (ITC), Corporate and Commercial Team FP&A, regional Vertical Marketing leaders and their segment teams, Internal Communications, Investor Relations, IT, HR, Legal, Supply Chain and Xylem's Senior Leadership and Team.

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.

  • Office and Manufacturing environment

  • Occasional customer and Xylem site visits

  • Travel requirement: 30% inclusive of international travel

  • 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.