Mechanical - Pressure Vessels and Piping, Mechanical Engineering
4 Year Degree
The Watts Water Technologies family of companies designs and manufactures valves systems, heat & hot water technologies and water quality products that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial, and municipal applications. Everything we design is made to keep the Earth’s most precious resource safer, cleaner, and more useful for our customers.
Watts is looking for an innovative General Manager for our water quality conditioning & filtration business (WQ-C&F). The General Manager will provide the leadership, vision and guidance to profitably grow the business and to ensure specific goals and objectives are met, all in a manner consistent with the company’s operating model and aligned with the company’s well-defined culture.
The General Manager WQ-C&F will have P&L responsibility, while operating in a fairly autonomous environment, and will report to the Vice President Global Electronics & Water Quality. Working in collaboration with the Americas Leadership Team and The Europe Leadership Team, this role will formulate and implement the P&L’s strategic plan and execute flawlessly the company’s functional tactical plans in support of the strategic plan.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Continue the development and leadership of a high performance team in the delivery of annual operating plans following Watts core values of integrity & respect, accountability, continuous improvement & innovation, and transparency (I-ACT)
Drive and support a customer centric experience with both direct customers and with channel partners
Establish and execute a business unit strategy with an emphasis upon developing and commercializing proprietary technologies, including smart & connected products.
Engagement and collaboration with other Watts business units and leaders in the support of overall / global growth.
Engage and expand relationships with key suppliers and partners
Cooperatively work with WQ-C&F operations team (matrixed)
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required. MBA a plus.
6 Direct Reports operational and functional responsibility will include Product Management, Sales, Customer Service and Engineering, and its’ dotted line reports (operational responsibility) will include Operations, Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance, HR and other support functions.
Ensure company policies are followed
Enforce company safety policies
Minimum of 10+ years of progressive management experience in a B2B environment. This experience could be gained with either a product manufacturer, or a relevant distributor. Functional breadth in product development, as well as experience with a variety of different distribution channels, will be highly valued. Experience with a wide variety of products and end use applications would also be valuable. A mindset oriented towards solutions selling – vs. product selling – is critical.
Direct experience in the residential and commercial water quality treatment market
Have a strong strategic and commercial sensibility ideally perfected/enhanced in a matrix organization. Sensitive to cultural issues. Knows how to get things done, especially leveraging influence/persuasive skills within a matrix organization.
Possess a demonstrable track record showing top line and bottom line growth. Proven ability to effectively manage company resources.
Demonstrate an ability to lead, to empower and to energize individuals at all levels of the organization, to meld together and achieve common objectives. Has led large or complex organizations.
Be fluent in and committed to the philosophy of continuous improvement in all functions and processes.
Possess the visioning skills to craft and execute a strategic plan that captures the opportunity created by emerging markets and product adjacencies.
Internal Number: 10007926
About Watts Water Technologies
Who We Are
Joseph Watts founded our company in 1874 on the belief that water boilers in textile mills shouldn’t explode. What started with a pressure relief valve in a tiny New England machine shop, has paved the way for today’s high-quality, worldwide water solution technologies. From melting ice on entire city blocks from the ground up, to filtering safe drinking water in isolated, weather disaster zones, you need water and water needs Watts.
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We are a global leader of quality water solutions for residential, industrial, municipal, and commercial settings. Our family of brands offers one of the most varied product lines in the world, with world-class, water-related solutions focused on:
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