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Xylem Careers, Virtual Marketing Intern - Summer 2020


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem is the leading global provider of efficient and sustainable water technologies and 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 social responsibility and corporate citizenship through our Xylem Watermark program, where colleagues volunteer their time and talent to provide and protect safe water resources for communities around the world, deliver disaster response, educate children, and raise global awareness about critical water issues. Innovation, diversity and inclusion are also key to our culture.

Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. We develop and provide technologies that improve the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. 

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​. The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a virtual Marketing Intern to join its Americas Industrial Vertical Marketing team for summer 2020. The industrial market is something that is a core focus to Xylem and a market that is served by multiple brands within the Xylem portfolio that represent pumps, heat exchangers, fire protection, treatment, analytics, pipeline integrity, and controls equipment. Key applications include water intake, fluid boosting, fluid circulation, heat transfer, process water, storm water, and wastewater for Industrial end-users.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to succeed in a fast-paced, fluid environment while ensuring that project initiatives are met. If you are excited and passionate to work in a digitally progressive and data-focused marketing team, we want to hear from you! 

You will be assigned specific projects which are designed to add value to the organization while providing real-world experience. While receiving mentoring and guidance, working with the Industrial Marketing Vertical team members on the growth initiatives.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Conduct end-user and competitor research to determine treatment technologies used in oil & gas and mining applications

  • Conduct research to determine customer preferences for renting vs purchase of technologies above

  • Research and assess channel partner and direct sales capabilities and understanding of industrial treatment technologies and applications in both the rental and final purchase marketplace

  • Conduct voice of customer (VOC) activities to determine the competitive landscape for specific pump products

  • Develop value proposition for pumping products based upon VOC

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

  • Is attending an accredited University studying toward a Masters degree in Marketing/Business Administration.

  • Has a strong sense of ownership and drive; a self-starter

  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills, and is comfortable engaging others and asking questions

  • Has good technical and organizational skills

  • Has the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

What you will gain from the experience:

  • Get hands-on with marketing research and voice of customer tools and techniques to analyze findings and turn them into actions.

  • An understanding of a B2B market landscape, how it works, and the buyer’s journey, including key audiences and decision influencers.

Why Work at Xylem!

We offer you a creative and international environment where you get the opportunity to focus on your personal and professional development together with committed and helpful colleagues. Engage as a volunteer through Xylem´s business program for community initiatives Xylem Watermark: www.xylemwatermark.com.

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.)

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

  • This role is considered a virtual position and will not be based in an office

  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, 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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