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Continuous Improvement Manager

Posted on 6/18/2024



5,001-10,000 employees

Advanced water management and technology solutions

Industrial & Manufacturing

Compensation Overview

$91.5k - $164.5kAnnually

+ Professional Development Opportunities + Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits Programs + Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives


Holland, MI, USA

Production Planning & Scheduling
Quality Control & Compliance
Supply Chain Management
Operations & Logistics
  • BS/BA Degree or Equivalent
  • 5 to 8 years of successful leadership in executing continuous improvement / Lean / Six Sigma efforts
  • Lean Master or Six Sigma Black Belt certification preferred
  • Experience guiding team progress for continuous improvement projects/programs
  • Experience designing, implementing, and leading continuous improvement projects/programs
  • Thorough understanding of cycle time reduction, waste reduction, yield improvement, productivity, and throughput improvement
  • Hands-on experience using Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement methods (LEAN, TPM, Six Sigma, TQM)
  • Proven leadership skills to coach and lead teams to fully deliver chartered objectives and projects
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills in planning and organizing to handle multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to coach / mentor / inspire direct reports
  • Advanced problem-solving capabilities, attention to detail, and numerical aptitude
  • Demonstrated experience with ensuring effective Change Management development and execution
  • Drive the development and implementation of Continuous Improvement projects
  • Document and work with Controller to validate achieved Continuous Improvement Savings
  • Assist in designing new procedures and methods for operational processes
  • Utilize project charters with deliverables to identify, modify, and sustain desired changes
  • Mentor employees to realize benefits from continuous improvement initiatives
  • Train and coach on Xylem Lean Foundation modules
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement via idea generation and prioritize improvement opportunities
  • Provide strategic insight and evaluation of the organization’s progression
  • Act as a mentor for Continuous Improvement leadership, supervisory staff, and front-line personnel
  • Participate in developing and influencing strategy, planning, and execution
  • Lead goal setting, assignment of projects, review of progress, approval, and feedback for direct reports
  • KPI goal setting with the site via semi-annual Business Assessment
  • Lead site reporting for KPI’s and provide monthly updates on CI resource, engagement, activities, etc.
  • Own the Lean Maturity assessments through XPS (Xylem Production System) and improvement initiatives for the site
  • Challenge organizational leaders to drive continuous improvements and remove organizational barriers to continuous improvement processes
  • Participate in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Xylem specializes in advanced water technologies and solutions, integrating digital technology and analytics to improve water and wastewater management, conservation, and reuse. The company offers a range of products such as water meters, pumps, and controllers to support sustainable water solutions.

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Washington, District of Columbia



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6 month growth


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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, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.