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Xylem Director, Financial Planning & Analysis in Charlotte, North Carolina

Xylem |ˈzīləm|

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 www.xylem.com ​.

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: Reporting to the Vice President of Global FP&A and serving as an integral member of the finance management team, this role is a key component to the company's financial and operational success. The Director of Global FP&A will be an expert in FP&A and will be responsible for leading the development and execution of our near and long term strategic and financial planning initiatives, as well as evaluating competitive differentiation and corresponding business plans that will increase shareholder value. The Director of FP&A will be a key team member liaising with colleagues across all business functions and finance to ensure the company's story is told by identifying and highlighting the key drivers of business performance.

They will help to drive the creation and development of a robust and scalable analytical framework for data analysis and decision-support within the company.

The ideal candidate will have experience building deep business partner relationships across the organization and will have worked at companies where the finance function is positioned as a critical strategic asset, and a driver of risk-informed, data-driven decisions.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop Corporate FP&A team of direct and indirect reports, including one finance manager and associate from new Finance Leadership Development Program

  • Actively manage near and long term financial planning and analysis including budgeting, forecasting, capital allocation process, resource management and multi-year financial plans, working closely with business CFO’s and FP&A leads.

  • "Own and operate" the business model, and drive benchmarks and KPIs for measuring the financial and operating performance of the business.

  • Proactively partner with leadership and cross-functional teams to develop and support strategic initiatives and improve actual financial results.

  • Manage key external reporting deliverables to Investor Relations and Corporate Accounting ensuring a high degree of quality, timeliness, and accuracy in reporting as well as providing business insight.

  • Develop, maintain and utilize the appropriate financial systems, tools and resources required to support all of the financial planning, management and reporting needs of the business.

  • Evaluate effective budgeting and reporting tools and lead the implementation of any new budgeting and reporting tools determined necessary.

  • Institute and maintain effective processes and best practices in modeling, financial tools, communication and coordination for the FP&A role in the Company.

  • Identify simplification opportunities and areas to automate through RPA, robotic process automation.

  • Provide support to inorganic activities as and when they arise.

Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Bachelor's degree in business management, finance, accounting, economics or a related field.

  • 10+ years of relevant experience including experience working in a large global corporation with ability to work with people from diverse countries and cultures.

  • Proven analytical ability, leadership, and results driven.

  • Advanced analytic, financial reporting, and financial modeling skills, including experience developing integrated P&L, balance sheet and cash flow models.

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint skills.

  • Experience with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), OneSource, or have a strong aptitude for multi-dimensional financial reporting databases including understanding of design of underlying financial technology to support planning, consolidations, analyses and reporting.

  • Ability to be both highly detailed and accurate while also able to convey key drivers of consolidated results to senior management. Accuracy is highly important as the audience is often executive level staff and the decisions being made are significant in scope and impact our external investor communications.

  • Ability to work with both a variety of management and staff levels including senior executives.

  • Able to manage multiple priorities and proactively identify and execute actions needed to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Embraces and helps drive change while working with minimal supervision.

  • Experience successfully working in a matrix organization.

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.)

  • 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.)

  • The position will be in the Rye Brook headquarters or Charlotte location with some allowances to work remotely occasionally as approved by the Director.

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

  • Standardweeklyjob hours:Standard for salaried employees although with a high degree of ability to manage some variation in work demands day to day and month to month in particular to manage coordination among multiple global time zones as well as inflexible deadlines associated with Xylem’s quarterly earnings releases.

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.

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