Continuous Improvement Specialist

Continuous Improvement Warszawa, Poland


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​.

About the role:
To support our new operating model, we are seeking a Continuous Improvement (CI) Specialist responsible for driving the execution of strategic projects, creating value for customers through processes optimization. Supporting the CI/Lean Six Sigma culture through training and coaching of others and passing on knowledge, building capability.
  • Facilitate a One Xylem approach and provide leadership for developing and implementing a CI roadmap for Poland.
  • Ensure and approach of systematic sharing of best practices, tools, information, project ideas and results
  • Partner with CI CT and Services leaders to facilitate idea generation and ensure collaboration on pipelines of improvement opportunities and projects
  • Ensure alignment of priorities for improvements to meet business needs and targets in addition to the sub regional needs.
  • Lead developing a joint approach for standardization of processes and alignment towards common tools/platforms and processes.
  • Support alignment around implementation of metrics to validate results and tracking performance and progress.
  • Responsible for savings targets for the CTs.
  • Initiate collaboration between CT Leaders for resources and staffing for projects on an as needed basis and to support development of skills and capabilities in the Business teams.
  • Drive collaboration on strengthen the CI culture with the aims of enhancing the ability for the organizations to solve key business challenges and improve the customer services.
  • Facilitate, train and coach in the use of CI practices, processes and tools applied to commercial, transactional and service activities.
  • Role model for a One Xylem approach, using enterprise thinking and a collaborative, customer focused approach to solve problems.
  • Lead and facilitate cross-functional project teams.
  • Facilitate workshops or kaizens to support sales teams with analysis and decision making.
  • Other reporting, advanced analysis and supporting activities to enable the CT to be more efficient with decision making, creation of better reporting tools etc.
  • BA, MSC degree
  • 3+ years of experience in project management
  • Black Belt certification
  • Fluent in oral and written English. Another European language is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel (domestic and abroad a few times a year)
  • MS Office user-level knowledge
  • Previous background from multinational companies and exposure to multi-sites global network;
  • Experience in commercial and services processes
  • Process improvement experience: Lean / Six Sigma / Project Management certifications as a plus;
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent presentation, communication and facilitation skills
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.

 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.