Xylem Branch Manager in San Antonio, Texas

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative and smart technology solutions to the world’s water and energy utility challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services, and agricultural settings. With its November 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to its portfolio of solutions for water, gas and electric utilities. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2016 revenue of $3.8 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands. The Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions.

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Branch Manager. The Branch Manager is responsible for leading the overall growth and profitability of a Branch by managing the daily operations, providing outstanding customer service and ensuring the highest standards in the attraction, recruitment and development of a world class team of dewatering professionals. Through the development of the Godwin Dri- Prime and Flygt brand pumping systems the Branch Manager will be an integral part of a global organization with a brand recognition that represents the highest quality standards and overall customer obsession.

Essential Functions:

  • Maximize financial performance of the branch by expanding the sales and rentals of the Godwin Dri-Prime® and FlygtÒ Brand of pumps.

  • Develop and execute the business plan (key elements include: fiscal responsibilities, human resource planning and local marketing) for the branch.

  • Analyze and assess customers’ pumping needs. Recommend and design pumping systems to meet those needs. Provide technical services and support to customers and all branch employees.

  • Develop sales reports, bids, proposals and quotes. Keep abreast of and review/analyze Dodge Room and Contractors Exchange Bid reports.

  • Identify and develop and implement local marketing strategies to maximize sales.

  • Build company image by collaborating with customers, government, community organizations, and employees.

  • Ensure efficient operations and maintenance of entire facility to include both the shop and office areas.

  • Collaborate with other Branch Managers within the Region to ensure the overall Region is able to achieve its overall targets and goals.

  • Ensure the maintenance of a hazard-free work environment and safe operating. Serve as a role model and set a positive example for the entire team in all aspects of business and human resource management.

  • Continuously coach and develop the skills and knowledge of all employees and model Xylem’s Core Values of; Respect, Reasonability, Integrity and Creativity while creating an environment where the team is expected to do the same.

  • Assess each employee’s performance based on clearly communicated expectations and by holding the employees accountable for performance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.

  • A minimum of three to five years’ experience having lead and managed a team is required.

  • Three to five years’ experience in related field of pumps, pumping systems, equipment rental or construction preferred.

  • Previous business management experience, including direct P&L responsibility.

  • Previous business management experience, including direct P&L responsibility.

  • General knowledge of mechanical and pumping designs; hydraulics; pneumatics; water flow; diesel, gas and electric motors.

  • Effective leadership, motivational, organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability to provide superior customer service.

  • Strong teamwork and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task

  • Effective interpersonal skills with customers, employees, and management team.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to demonstrate effective negotiation and influencing skills along with knowledge of selling practices and techniques.

  • Demonstrated technical and project management skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and the use of computer applications.

  • Ability to meet and continuously maintain authorization to operate a company vehicle.

  • Light lifting (20-25 pounds), office environment

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

  • Travel: As required to fulfill the duties listed above. Other travel as needed or required by the company.

  • Job Site: Regular exposure to job site conditions and hazards; e.g. Petrochemical refineries, mills, mines, construction sites, industrial/power plants, waste water treatment plants, etc.

  • Shop: Regular exposure to all outdoor weather conditions; intermittent exposure to shop and job site noise (to maximums of 95decibels).

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