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Product Manager

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Xylem Inc.

Chicago, IL

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Product Manager




Job #710114481

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company’s more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at ~~~ .

The Role:

Sanitaire, a Xylem brand, seeks to hire a Product Manager to be responsible for managing the complete global aeration product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities for Sanitaire. This position is located in Brown Deer, WI.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

Manages the execution of the multi-year regional roadmap for the portfolio including; new product development, value improvements, product introductions, ongoing marketing, product support and service

Manage the product life cycle (launch to end-of-life) strategy and execution including identifying “sweet spot” applications in municipal and industrial markets and ensuring competitiveness of products (costs, features, price)

Understands and specifies market requirements and market and technology trends for current and future products by conducting product related market research supported by Voice of Customer received through on-going visits to customers and other stakeholders

Monitors competition with respect to market performance, product portfolio and product performance

Actively participates in the product development processes by launching new products and value improvements

Consults in the strategic pricing decisions as well as in the transactional and project pricing decisions of the sales teams

Plans the marketing/communication strategy for products

Monitors key market and performance data such as orders, sales, market share and margin to access product performance and develop counter measures when necessary to ensure profitability of the portfolio

Responsible for technical and commercial product documentation and provides sales tools and product training

Actively interfaces with Operations to drive cost improvements that drive margin expansion

Participates in technical meetings, conferences, workshops, industry days, trade shows and association events

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

Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Environmental, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution, or equivalent experience in engineering or product management

Minimum of five years’ experience as a Product Manager or related wastewater sales or engineering experience

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong project management skills with proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

Fluent in English; multi-lingual capabilities desirable

Domestic and international travel fluctuates between 25-50%

Process engineering experience in the water/wastewater industry either municipal and/or industrial preferred

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.)

Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment

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

EOE/Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Updated 08/02/2018

Company info

Xylem Inc.
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Company Profile
Xylem. Derived from classical Greek, our name refers to the supporting tissues that help transport water and nutrients from a plant's roots to its leaves. To the people of Xylem, our name stands for our promise to live our values while solving our customers' most challenging water problems, and to set industry standards for fluid technology applications and water solutions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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