HR Business Partner

Human Resources Morrisville, North Carolina


Xylem zīləm|

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: Xylem seeks to hire a Human Resources Business Partner to work in partnership with management to develop and implement strategies, policies and services that increase employee skill set, morale and productivity. Come join a winning team providing technology solutions to protect water resources for all generations. This position will provide HR support to our North American R&D and Marketing functions at our location in Morrisville, NC and multiple other locations throughout the United States.

Essential Functions:

  • Grow your HR and business understanding as you partner with leaders on varying business needs, pace and organization designs (acquired employees, newly established teams, teams going through change)
  • Coach and support managers in the employee development and performance management process. 
  • Influence cultural evolution through rewards systems, employee engagement, leadership development, talent diversity and building on our inclusive environment
  • Act as a catalyst for building organizational effectiveness within the business group
  • Lead implementation of core HR programs and activities while ensuring an effective, sustainable people agenda over the long term
  • Effectively use consulting and coaching skills to support and complete work with customer groups. 
  • Support Human Resources team priorities and goals in the areas of Talent Management, Recruitment/Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Foundational HR Activities, Benefits, Data Analytics, and Leadership Development
  • Support corporate Human Resources in the dissemination and communication of initiatives that support Xylem’s strategic priorities
  • Communicate M&CS  HR strategy, goals and objectives to employees on a regular basis, ensuring consistency of messaging across the Americas locations
  • Consult with corporate and strategic business unit operations to identify, prioritize and develop practical solutions to satisfy human resource needs and achieve operational excellence
  • Ensure compliance with EEO-1, VETS filing and AAP

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field
  • 5+ years HR Business Partner experience
  • In depth knowledge of current principles, creative approaches and effective practices in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, recruiting, benefits and employee governmental regulations
  • Ability to assess HR needs on an organizational level and to facilitate organizational change
  • Well rounded experience working with a Shared Services HR Operating model, different business operations/activities and with employees at different levels within the organization. International experience helpful

Key Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal and teaming skills, including valuing respect for employees at all levels of an organization. Able to establish credibility and work collaboratively with and among leadership, management and other employees.  Able to communicate exceptionally both orally and in writing
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with peers, leaders and client groups
  • Workday experience a plus
  • Strong leadership skills with an orientation towards results, meeting deadlines and providing quality service
  • Ability to assess HR needs on an organizational level and to facilitate organizational change
  • Ability to adapt and remain flexible in a growing and dynamic organization. Able to manage situations where limited information, standardization or resources may exist
  • Change Agent personality and skillset
  • Ability to use and apply information technology and tools to help move existing HR Shared Services administration to best in class

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.)

  • General office environment working 40 hours/week. Additional hours may be required
  • Travel: Some travel required up to 10%

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.