Indirect Sourcing Analyst (Manufacturing Category)
Downers Grove, IL  / Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description
Indirect Sourcing Analyst (Manufacturing Category)The Company

Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation is a thriving, values-driven company focused on doing the right things. We're a fast growing, publicly traded company (NYSE: ZWS), with an enduring reputation for integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow.

Named by Newsweek as One of America's Most Responsible Companies and an Energage USA Top Workplace, at Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation, we never forget that our people are at the center of what makes us successful. They are the driving force behind our superior quality, product ingenuity, and exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people and their professional development is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth for over 100 years, as one of today's leading international suppliers of plumbing and water delivery solutions.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation employs over 2800 employees worldwide, working from 24 locations across the U.S., China, Canada, Dubai, and Mexico, with sales offices available around the globe. We hope you'll visit our website and learn more about Zurn Elkay at

If you're ready to join a company where what you do makes a difference and you have pride in the work you are doing, talk to us about joining the Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation family!

Job Description

The Indirect Procurement Sourcing Analyst will conduct Strategic Procurement sourcing activities within the Indirect Procurement Team. The Indirect Procurement Team is responsible for spend analytics, sourcing, contract negotiations, supplier award and category/contract implementation with the goal being to increase the value proposition across Zurn Elkay. The primary responsibilities include managing spend categories to best optimize and aggregate owned categories, negotiate with suppliers, contract creation, develop relationships both externally and internally as well as lead organizational wide initiatives. This position may also provide tactical support to the Indirect Operational Team for various categories of spend.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in the strategic sourcing process which may include conducting market research, supplier financial and operational analysis, preparing and distributing RFx, and post-RFx analysis

  • Conduct internal data collection while managing the internal RFx process

  • Conduct spend analytics to facilitate the supplier selection process

  • Develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Follow up with vendors to make sure RFx responses are received accurately and timely

  • Assist with RFx review, analysis, modeling and recommendations

  • Prepare business cases to quantify savings and/or benefits of new initiatives to present to internal Stakeholders for alignment and approval

  • Calculate and track cost savings estimated and realized by the Indirect Procurement Team


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, or related field required

  • 1-3 years supply chain or business experience

  • Project Management experience with the ability to management multiple projects with little or no supervision

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate with all levels of a corporation

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with all functions, internally and externally, to propel projects forward and circumvent roadblocks

  • Understanding of the global supply chain; including manufacturing, trade, and logistics

  • Intermediate to Advanced skills in Microsoft applications - Primarily Excel. Proficient in Word and PowerPoint. SAP and/or other ERP experience helpful, as well as an understanding of common GL structures

Capabilities and Success Factors

  • Decision Quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Manages Complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Manages Conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

  • Plans & Aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Total Rewards and Benefits
  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
  • Matching 401(k) Contribution
  • Health Savings Account
  • Up to 3 Weeks Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Annual Bonus Eligibility
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Matching Gift Program

**THIRD PARTY AGENCY: Any unsolicited submissions received from recruitment agencies will be considered property of Zurn Elkay, and we will not be liable for any fees or obligations related to those submissions.**

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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