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Xylem Senior Human Resource Business Partner in Columbia, 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: Xylem’s HR philosophy is to partner with the business through collaboration and engagement via clients, peers and subject matter experts. The Senior HRBP we are seeking will be an enthusiastic team player dedicated to customer service, continuous improvement and progressive HR thinking. The individual will have to get involved at the transactional level for certain tasks while strategically working with leaders to implement practical and at times innovative people practices that will drive the creation of highly effective teams that deliver results.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

HR Business Partnering / Compliance

  • Partner with leaders to ensure people practices are compliant in the countries, states, provinces we operate in; will be global with focus on US, Canada, Philippines, Singapore, Europe, Asia. With our model, will have access to local HR support.

  • Implement / coach on Xylem policies/processes. Policies/processes may differ pending country/state/province and/or business requirements; will require cultural awareness and sensitivity.

  • Utilize data to support observations/trends; work with leaders to identify strategies to mitigate/reinforce trends.

Recruitment / Talent Management

  • Provides council / guidance on the division’s organizational structure and assists with keeping the structure up to date within Workday, Xylem’s HRIS.

  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence for all vacant positions. HRBP works with hiring manager to get position posted, a recruiter is then assigned and works with the hiring manager throughout the selection process. HRBP’s are expected to stay informed on the hiring progress and to provide strategic support as required.

  • Work with the recruiter and hiring managers to implement effective recruitment strategies and identify interview teams with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

  • Partner with leaders to complete quarterly and annual performance reviews and work with leaders on creating/implementing development plans for low performers, high performers, and critical roles.

  • Encourage adoption of Workday across client group to ensure personal data is maintained and personal profiles are populated for use by the HR and leadership teams to facilitate employee movement.

  • Support participation in corporate learning and development initiatives.

Employee Relations

  • Primary point of contact for employees / leaders on employee relations / performance issues.

  • Provides counsel / advisory support to leaders on employment issues.

  • Works with leaders to develop, implement, and manage performance improvement plans. Works with HR peers and business leaders to identify growth opportunities/projects for high potentials.

  • Provides advisory / onsite support to leaders throughout involuntary termination process.

  • Conducts exit interviews for voluntary resignations

Compensation / Benefits

  • Reviews / recommends compensation details for employees (i.e. new hires, transfers, promotions).

  • Facilitates the annual compensation review process for dedicated client group; adhering to corporate process and practices.

  • Reviews current compensation practices to ensure alignment with market; puts forth proposals for change as required.

  • Partners with the Shared Services team to ensure employee questions pertaining to benefits/pay are addressed.

  • Provides initial point of contact for employees who may need to submit a disability claim.

Special Projects

  • Actively identifies gaps, proposes and implements changes necessary to cover risks.

  • Collaborates with leaders and Human Resource peers to design, implement, revise corporate/divisional processes (i.e. onboarding, employee changes, performance reviews).

  • Creates and delivers leader presentations.

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

  • 5-7 years of intermediate/senior level business partner experience; SHRM considered an asset

  • Post-secondary education in a Business Management / HR preferred

  • Experience working with global client group, preferred

  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with peers, leaders and client groups

  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects / tasks while maintaining focus on the management of change through the implementation of new / revised processes and programs

  • Hands on experience implementing and maintaining corporate HR programs; with interest in creation of divisional programs as required.

  • Proven ‘team player’ within client group, peer group, and supporting services.

  • Ability to facilitate meetings and deliver presentations and workshops to groups and senior level management.

  • Proven experience working within a geographically diverse client group.

  • Exposure / experience working with clients based in North America, Europe, Asia and Asia Pacific.

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.

  • Standardweeklyjob 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.