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Sr Global Sourcing Specialist - Drinking Water & Filtration

Company: Zurn Elkay
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Sr Global Sourcing Specialist - Drinking Water & FiltrationThe CompanyZurn 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 zurnelkay.com.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!Key Accountabilities

  • Maintains the highest-level code of conduct and ethics.
  • Lead the sourcing channels and internal cross-functional teams to execute timeline and action adherence.
  • Identify and provide justification utilizing total cost of ownership principles for sourcing and re-sourcing projects.
  • Source assigned commodities, as well as develop global implementation plans to source new items and re-source existing items to optimize total cost suppliers.
    • Lead sourcing initiatives to ensure on-time delivery of project components, assemblies and/or finished goods by trouble-shooting outstanding issues.
    • Influence and collaborate on new product development projects guaranteeing on-time product availability.
    • Collaborates with global business units on the preparation of Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQ's) and leads the screening and supplier selection process.
    • Evaluate bids, analyze alternatives, develop negotiation strategy and make recommendations for contract awards
    • Negotiate and drafts supply agreements for domestic and international suppliers, including payment terms, deliveries, price, freight terms, currency exchange, raw material commodity fluctuation, inventory levels.
    • Manage relationships between internal and external parties to evaluate and execute recommendations of changes in supply base.
    • Publish monthly commodity metrics and provide recommended action plans to the Global Supply Chain that promote continuous process improvement.Qualifications/Requirements
      • BA/BS degree in business, supply chain, operations management, engineering or finance; Master's Degree & CPSM certification highly desired
      • 5+ years of experience in a sourcing role with low cost country sourcing experience
      • Experience building Requests for Proposals and creating tools to analyze responses
      • Proven success in a change management and "stretch" environment
      • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
      • Must have strong problem solving, strategic thinking, oral, written, interpersonal communication and presentation skills
      • Ability to understand the goals of the company, focus resources to meet or exceed these goals; lead change and drive projects to completion
      • Expert negotiator, including the ability to lead in contract negotiations and build strong supplier relationships
      • Willingness to travel up to 25%, both domestically and internationally requiredCapabilities and Success Factors
        • Bias for Action: Evaluate acts and communicates in 'internet time'. Decisive, makes timely practical, effective decisions. Takes initiative without being asked.
        • Open Communication: Willingness to ask and honestly answer tough questions. Treat other's opinions with respect. Foster open communications and candid discussions. Share information that helps others succeeds. Keep others in the loop.
        • Data Analysis/Interpretation: Ability to convert general data and findings into applied, specific information and suggestions that add value to the business planning.
        • Manages Systems and Processes: Effectively uses systems and processes to measure, monitor, manage and impact performance. Improves processes and builds scalability.
        • Financial Analysis Knowledge: Knowledge and application of the principles of financial analysis and capital projects justification (e.g. life cost analysis, internal rate of return, net present value, economic profit, economic value added)
        • Project Management: Ability to manage projects to ensure successful delivery (on time with budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria) to establish clear goals and accountabilities. This includes the ability to develop project plans, allocate resources, identify potential issues/risk and develop contingency plans.
        • Negotiations: Ability to influence and negotiate optimal arrangements between Zurn Elkay stakeholders and suppliers.
        • Supplier Contracts: Knowledge of the legal terminology and language related to supplier and or vendor agreements and contracts.
        • Persuasive: Demonstrates healthy and productive influencing ability. Gains the respect and confidence of others. Builds constructive and effective relations.
        • Drives for continuous improvement: Align continuous improvement with the strategic objectives of the organization; drives process excellence; make continuous improvement part of creating a high-performance culture; blends the best practices from different methodologies and focus on data, not emotions.
        • Proficient in the use and interpretation of renowned commodity/market exchange databases.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 ProgramEqual Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/VeteranTotal 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 ProgramEqual Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: Zurn Elkay, Downers Grove , Sr Global Sourcing Specialist - Drinking Water & Filtration, Other , Downers Grove, Illinois

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