Xylem Intern - Marketing - Americas Water Utilities - Summer 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water 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 settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions. The combined Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. 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 name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com .

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Marketing Intern to join its Americas Water Utilities Vertical Marketing team for summer 2018. The Water Utilities market is well established, and presents an even greater opportunity for growth for Xylem as we have recently combined all of Xylem’s resources and portfolio as one America’s Water Utilities commercial team. This role will have the unique opportunity to be exposed to researching the needs of our customers, analyzing growth opportunities and driving demand in these critical markets.

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 Water Utilities Marketing Vertical team members on the growth initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct research to validate specific market segments and sub segments as detailed in the marketing plan, including market size, growth rate, competitors, product portfolio, and market drivers.

  • Research key competitors to create a holistic view of how they are positioning in the Water Utilities space, where they are placing their marketing investments, and how this could impact Xylem.

  • Conduct voice of customer (VOC) activities to more closely understand specific Water Utilities customer decision makers (i.e. engineering consultants), their communication preferences, and how we could increase their specification of Xylem products and services (this could include interviewing experts, conducting desk research and potentially visiting existing customers).

  • Assess our key channel partners’ digital connections with Xylem (i.e. how they represent our brand on their web properties, invest in search, promote us on social media, etc.) and provide actionable guidance for expanding their reach to drive demand and sell more with us.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

  • Good technical and organizational skills

  • The ability to work collaboratively within a team environment

  • An understanding of marketing technology or digital asset management is a plus

  • 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 in to actions.

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

  • Exposure to and an understanding of executing integrated marketing programs that lead to marketing attributed revenue.

  • Work directly with business development managers, demand generation managers and marketing leaders.

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.)

  • Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment

  • 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.

  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

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