Indirect Procurement Analyst II


Zurn Water Solutions

Downers Grove, IL 60515, IL
Full Time
5d ago

Company Description

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. 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
  • Planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed on time, within scope and within budget.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of multiple projects.
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant internal stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain, business, or related field required
  • 5+ 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.

Additional Information

Total Rewards and Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
  • Matching 401(k) Contribution
  • Health Savings Account
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Matching Gift Program

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

What happens when two remarkable sustainability leaders come together as one?
A sustainability powerhouse is born, making a splash in the markets they serve and saving the planet one innovative installation at a time.

In early 2022, Zurn Water Solutions Corporation, a market leader in smart, sustainable water solutions, and Elkay Manufacturing, a commercial drinking water solutions leader, agreed to combine their two exceptional firms to become a single water solutions powerhouse.

Together, the combined company offers a comprehensive package of innovative, sustainable, specified, engineered water solutions and sustainable plumbing products that provide water safety, water quality, and water conservation through critical service environments, while delivering total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications around the globe. Our innovative solutions enable customers to advance their ESG initiatives and reduce operating costs while providing students, patients, patrons, and people within public and private spaces a safe, clean environment and access to fresh, pure, potable water – the essence of life itself.

What makes Zurn Elkay Water Solutions Corporation special is our people and our culture.

While playing a leading role in sustainability and water access are remarkable, what makes Zurn Elkay’s story so compelling is the alignment of the two well-respected companies with powerful legacies and a combined 224-year company history and shared values and cultures where people matter most.

Sustainably inspired, the company has a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, water, and environmental stewardship, and giving back to the communities where we live, work and play. Our powerful legacy of caring and commitment is made possible by the exceptional people that embody Zurn Elkay’s values.

We’re looking for innovative, energetic people who want to help solve tomorrow’s challenges today. Our Total Associate Engagement core value means we work hard to ensure our associates have opportunities to grow and an inclusive culture in which to thrive. From formal training to on-the-job development and exposure to new businesses, when you join Zurn Elkay, you’ll join a collaborative organization that will give you opportunities to thrive and grow.

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