Operations Leadership Development Program

Project Management Strzelin, Dolnośląskie


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
  • Polish and English language skills - mandatory


  • The 2024 OLDP candidates begin in July 2024