Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Milford, MA, United States
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powertofly approved What Waters Corporation Has to Offer:

Waters Corporation is the world's leading specialty measurement company focused on improving human health and well-being through the application of high-value analytical technologies and industry leading scientific expertise. They offer:

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Disability Insurance
  • Overview

    Join Waters Corporation and help us continue to build a culture that creates a sense of belonging through increasing diversity, equity and inclusion.  We are committed to building a long-term and sustainable strategy and program that systematically improves all elements of diversity in our global organization and channels that into a create a great team member experience and superior organizational performance. 


    Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer, this newly created role will engage your functional expertise, your creativity, your critical thinking, and your organizational leadership to make working at Waters an awesome experience for everyone on our team!


    Key deliverables for this new role include

    • Translate leadership direction around increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion into a short- and long-term roadmap and concrete operating plan.
    • Develop metrics and dashboards to provide insights, trends and progress to hold the organization accountable to our operating plan.
    • Facilitate the design and development of team-member advisory and working teams to support initiatives and programs.
    • Build the global community of practice to actively engage local teams and drive global and local initiatives.
    • Partner with the Employee Circle leaders to ensure effective leadership, development, and coordination of Waters employee resource groups.
    • Collaborate with recruiting resources across the organization to increase the scope and impact of diversity sourcing and mitigate bias in screening, interviews, and selection decisions.
    • Consult with our Talent, Compensation and Benefits Centers of Expertise in building processes and tools that remove structural barriers to full participation of underrepresented groups. Actively contribute to and provide advice in the development of workforce plans, learning and development programs, talent assessments and succession planning cycles.
    • Collaborate with Corporate Communications in building a communications strategy to support the inclusion strategy including the design and execution of plans for continuous dialog and feedback-seeking from our team members on building belonging into the fabric of our culture.
    • Collaborate with internal partners on integrating DEI within our corporate philanthropy efforts and overall ESG strategy.

    Experiences that would facilitate success in this role

    • Extensive experience designing and executing programs and processes that have measurably increased diversity, inclusion, equity, and/or belonging and been clearly aligned with the company’s commercial and growth strategies.
    • Global experience executing DE&I processes, understanding of the complexities and nuances associated with global and local requirements.
    • Identification and analysis of problems or missed opportunities and the development of meaningful recommendations, including the use of tools such as root causes analysis, stakeholder input, and data analytics.
    • Leading cross-functional teams in design and execution of programs and processes.
    • Leading major cultural or process change projects.
    • Influencing leadership through relationships, business cases, data/analytics, and flawless delivery.
    • Development of strong networks and relationships in cross-organization communities of practice that share industry and functional knowledge and experiences and progressive approaches.
    • Experience in another functional discipline within or outside of HR is desirable but not required.
    • Formal education in the science of human behavior and performance, team dynamics, leadership, organizational effectiveness, culture and change. Graduate level studies desirable but not required.
    Company Description

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.   


    Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.   



    Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. 

    Key Words Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, D&I, Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Director of Inclusion & Diversity, Equity, Belonging
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    Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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