Continuous Improvement Specialist to Xylem, Stockholm or Oslo

Stockholm or Oslo
den 29 mars 2018
den 28 april 2018
Susanna Hörler

Are you passionate about process improvement and want to enable a market leading company achieve the next level of performance? Do you want to contribute to a culture change regarding continuous improvement and raise capabilities of people? Then this might be the right challenge for you!

The Role
The CI specialist is embedded in the Nordic Sales teams and partners closely with the business to identify and drive improvements, while also training and coaching colleagues on Lean Six Sigma tools and philosophy. The role has an exciting blend of strategic and operational content and will be instrumental in driving change to enable our continued success on the market. The role is also part of the Xylem CI community with access to Lean expert colleagues, best practices and learning resources.


  • Partner with colleagues across the region to identify continuous Improvement opportunities and spread the Continuous Improvement (CI) culture to

-create value for customers through process optimization
-improve internal processes (both transactional and field service/rental- related)
-gain productivity

  • Train and lead cross-functional project teams; driving measurable process improvements (service, cost, cash flow and lead time)
  • Support and Facilitate Kaizen events and monitor and coordinate implementation of improvement actions
  • Facilitate,  train  and  coach  colleagues  in  the  use  of  Lean  Six  Sigma 
    philosophy and tools to approach problems and projects
  • Track improvements and results of CI projects and report progress through the monthly reporting routines
  • Support the facilitation of the Region´s Strategic Goal Deployment Process (GDP) and participate as needed in Business Development Projects across the region

The role is placed at Xylems office in Stockholm or in Oslo, and you will report to the CI Manager Nordics. Flexibility to travel is a must since the role has a Nordic focus.

Is this you?
The right candidate for this role has a Bachelor´s degree in Engineering or Economics. You have minimum 5 years of work experience of which at least 2-3 years of continuous improvement experience with a good knowledge of Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt/black Belt) required. Your experience includes exposure to sales and service operations/manufacturing related functions. Proven project management and leadership abilities in a matrix team environment is needed.

You have excellent command of Swedish or Norwegian and English. High Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access) is essential for the role. 

We value personal qualities and believe you to have strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively and build relations with individuals at different levels in the organization. You need to be autonomous, flexible and results orientated while also inclusive and contributing to team spirit.

Do you want to know more?
In this process Xylem is working with Level Recruitment. To apply, please click on the apply button. If you have any questions please contact recruitment consultant Susanna Hörler at 08-120 50 420.

About Xylem
Xylem are 16,000 people unified in a common purpose: creating innovative solutions to meet our world's water needs. Developing new technologies that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work.  We move, treat, analyze, and return water to the environment, and we help people use water efficiently, in their homes, buildings, factories and farms. In more than 150 countries, we have strong, long-standing relationships with customers who know us for our powerful combination of leading product brands and applications expertise, backed by a legacy of innovation. Xylem had 2016 annual revenues of $3.8 billion. Working at Xylem