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Xylem Commercial Project Manager (Remote) in Indianapolis, Indiana

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: The Commercial Project Manager coordinates the efforts of different team members involved in Aftermarket service package project. The Commercial Project Manager defines the project goal, creates the project plan, manages milestones, monitors and provides direction through the project (quoting, proposal, and contract), coordinates with finance, marketing and sales to prepare budgets, recommend cost effective methods and provide periodic progress reports. The Commercial Project Manager negotiates and manages design agreements, strategic subcontract agreements, major supply agreements and other teaming agreements required as part of the project plan’s activities. Ensuring compliance with established guidelines for risk management processes. Lead the deal team delegation of authority (DOA) process in coordination with the applicable commercial director, subject matter experts, approvers, and functional teams. Execute business objectives and facilitate short-term and long-term planning to contribute to the overall business strategy. Support in building a model to assess value proposition and profitability. Support in building alternative business model contracts such as optimize service offering by combining service solution to drive efficiency, reliability and modernization to our offering.

This position can be based and performed in any location in the United States, except Colorado

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct and supervise the execution of all business, technical, fiscal and administrative functions of the assigned project. Define project objectives and scope and set timelines to ensure customer needs and Xylem financial objectives are being met.

  • Set and manage project plan ensuring all applicable functional areas are engaged, including Sales, Operations, Finance, Legal, Contracts, etc.

  • Manage resource estimates, overall project timeline, project milestones, task dependencies and critical path.

  • Determine risks that may affect the project and create risk-mitigation strategies.

  • Create quality management plan, develop and maintain project documentation and oversee project design to ensure compliance with any Federal, State or local agency requirement.

  • Develop and implement systems to track deliverables and monitor and report on project progress, including significant milestones, and any conditions which would impact project cost or schedule.

  • Coordinate project activities with vendors and suppliers and maintain relationships with them.

  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

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

  • Bachelor’s degree, or foreign degree equivalent, in Project Management, Business, Operations or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Five (5) years of experience with multi-year contractual and transaction services business; experience within construction, industrial, municipal, mining or building services industries preferred

  • Three to five years of experience with markup and negotiating terms and conditions for customer contracts

  • Three to five years of experience with modeling and performing financial payback analysis

  • Advanced computer skills: Microsoft Office, CRM platforms, ERP systems, Project Management tools

  • Excellent project and time management skills with the ability to organize, prioritize and work independently managing many deadlines simultaneously

  • Highly motivated self-starter with strong customer service focus

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills for working with business partners, vendors and cross-functional project teams

  • Conflict resolution, facilitation and negotiation skills; capable of adapting approach as needed

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and creative problem solving skills to anticipate, identify and eliminate problems

  • Ability to look for opportunities to make continuous improvements in key processes, techniques and procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Green Belt Certification

  • Project Management Certification

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, office environment

  • May occasionally lift/ transport up to 25 pounds

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.)

  • Shop/Job Site: Intermittent exposure to job site conditions; e.g., gas fields, petrochemical refineries, mills, mines, construction sites, industrial/power plants, waste water treatment plants, etc.; intermittent exposure to shop noise and fumes.

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

  • Travel: As required to fulfill the duties listed above. Other travel as needed or required by the company.

Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Travel requirement: 20%-30%

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.