Continuous Improvement Manager

Thomasville, GA

Posted on 6/3/2024



5,001-10,000 employees

Advanced water management and technology solutions

Industrial & Manufacturing


Thomasville, GA, USA

  • 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
  • Experience with ensuring effective Change Management development and execution
  • Drive the development and implementation of Continuous Improvement projects
  • Document and validate achieved Continuous Improvement Savings
  • Assist in designing new procedures and methods for operational processes
  • Mentor employees to realize benefits from continuous improvement initiatives
  • Train and coach on Xylem Lean Foundation modules
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and prioritize improvement opportunities
  • Provide strategic insight and evaluation of the organization’s progression
  • Act as a mentor for Continuous Improvement leadership and personnel
  • Lead goal setting, assignment of projects, review of progress, approval, and feedback for direct reports
  • KPI goal setting and reporting
  • Own the Lean Maturity assessments and improvement initiatives for the site
  • Challenge organizational leaders to drive continuous improvements
  • 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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2 year growth



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.