Metrology Solutions Engineer (m/f/d)

Engineering Ludwigshafen, Rheinland-Pfalz


Description

Xylem |ˈzīləm|
1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots
2) a leading global water technology company.

Water challenges are escalating around the globe, placing people and communities, our environment, and our very future at risk. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity. We are a Fortune 1000 global water technology provider with 17.000 employees and one mission: to help our customers solve water through the power of technology and expertise. We are the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Together, we can make water more accessible and affordable, and communities more resilient. Let’s create a world that is more water-secure and sustainable for all. We have the opportunity of a lifetime to solve water. Let’s work together and lead the way.

Sensus, a Xylem brand, helps a wide range of public service providers – from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses – do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services.

Metrology Solutions Engineer (m/f/d)

Location: Germany, home-office / remote or one of the Xylem offices within the DACH region

The Role: Sensus, a Xylem brand, seeks to hire a Metrology Solutions Engineer (m/f/d) who will be responsible for leading field connectivity trials and go to market for Xylem and 3rd Party RF technologies as part of the Global Water Product Management team. He/she/they will primarily be focused on building upon and expanding our international product offerings, in close collaboration with the global team.

The Metrology Solutions Engineer (m/f/d) is responsible for leading the field application of existing, new, and 3rd party connectivity products and services for the C&I Water Portfolio as part of an integrated team of product managers and regional CT resources to drive customer connected Agile development of metrology connectivity solutions.  This role will engage with local CT team to drive adoption of RF and connected systems to deliver differentiated value for our metrology customers and enable connected solutions with the broader Xylem team.  As part of the Product Management team, this resource will leverage the proximity to the customer and Xylem’s ability to support these solutions in order to provide Voice of Customer and Supporting teams input into our Product and Services strategies.  In partnership with Product Marketing, this role will collaborate with targeting and positioning the strategy within defined market segments and development of product roadmaps to align and achieve these strategies. 

Essential Functions:

Subject Matter Expert RF Solutions

  • Source of expertise and support for Xylem Regional CT regarding Metrology offering, connectivity options, and integration how-to.
  • SME leader for connectivity trials, NPI BETA’s, and criteria for evaluation of 3rd Party Partners

 

Product Strategy

  • Assists in the development of product roadmap(s) covering positioning and value proposition, per product line, to serve as input into product development resource allocation, business development, and communications
  • Collaborate effectively with Vertical Marketing team to develop local launch plans that will empower sales (product launches, application areas, product brand thought leadership).
  • 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

 

Sales and Profitability

  • Assist in developing strategic plan for products, pricing, and offerings to achieve long term revenue and margin targets
  • Collaborates with local Sales and Marketing teams to understand rationale behind wins and losses and market trends; Carefully follows up sales, orders and standard margin with the aim to reach targets, if not identify and drive actions to close the gap

 

Lifecycle Management

  • Coordinate with Solutions Product Management team on the product life cycle (launch to end-of-life) strategy and execution including identifying “sweet spot” applications in the market verticals by ensuring competitiveness of products (costs, features, price) by developing relevant business cases for decision making
  • Having a broad understanding of the competitors in the industry on a high level financial level as well as product offering
  • Drive and execute product launches according to the product marketing launch process in close collaboration with the Vertical Marketing, Commercial Teams and Communications. Being responsible for resource allocation, keeping the time line, and all preparation to do a proper launch in time e.g. strategic pricing, product availability, training material and plan, information in product selection and configuration programs, communications material etc.
  • Identify and execute value engineering opportunities to make sure optimization of the product lines.

 

Guardianship & Support

  • Participates in technical meetings, conferences, workshops, industry days, trade shows and association events
  • Active participation in the development of sales tools and ensure its product data is updated.

 

Branding

  • Thought leadership activities (e.g. white papers) by developing content and/or presenting
  • Develop appealing, and where possible, a quantified, value proposition which is validated through market research, voice of the customer, and other data inputs
  • Collaborates with Sales, Vertical Marketing, and R&D to drive next generation value propositions by a rigorously understanding of the VOC

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited institution, or equivalent field experience with noted technologies
  • A minimum of 2 years previous experience in connected RF solutions
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, presentation, management and analytical skills.  Be able to resolve difficult technical and business issues.  Be a self-starter with high motivation to achieve goals
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and problem-solving skills in order to effectively work with customers, business partners, staff and management from a variety of skill levels as well as different authority levels
  • Ability to understand technical issues and understand impact on projects, and effectively communicate these issues and impact to direct reports as well as other project stakeholders
  • Flexibility in terms of dealing with changing priorities and dealing with multiple projects simultaneously

 

Nice-to-have

  • Experience deploying and integrating Business to Business systems for the Public/Private Utility industry
  • Experience developing, deploying, and/or integrating products with radio transceivers
  • Hands-on experience with NbIOT, Cellular, or LPWA connected products marketed to water and/or energy utilities

 

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.

 

For questions regarding this opportunity, please reach out to Niklas Naunheim, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner at Tel.: +49 1621374371

We are looking forward to your application!

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.