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Rapids - Early Leadership Development Program

Company: Zurn Elkay
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Rapids - Early Leadership Development Program 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! About You: You thrive on challenges. You're still relatively early in your career, but you're always a step or two ahead of your peer group, with a clear strong track record of success. You've got big plans for your career - and so do we! About the Opportunity: TheZurn Elkay Rapids Program is a three-year intense program that involves three unique, 12-month assignments across Zurn Elkay's businesses and locations. Possible assignments: Commercial Business Development:

  • Create strategic account management plans built around account growth strategies, price management, product conversion initiatives and marketing opportunities
  • Create and manage a pipeline of opportunities and deliver profitable sales targets established Product Management:
    • Lead the strategic business plan for product category or accounts in collaboration with other key cross-functional stakeholders
    • Identify and execute specific new product development projects and other key business initiatives in support of the strategic plan and business roadmap
    • Manage existing product line portfolio and recommend product changes, additions, discontinuations, and cost reductions to produce best ongoing cost position Continuous Improvement (Zurn Elkay Business System):
      • Ensure successful definition and execution of large, cross-functional improvement initiatives tied to annual strategic priorities around operations or supply chain
      • Directly support teams to achieve strategic deployment objectives by conducting on-site workshops, kaizen events and providing guidance through the lean transformation process This year's program will begin inJune 2023. Locations: Rotation flexibility is an important component of this program as assignments could include opportunities at Zurn Elkay facilities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania or elsewhere in the US. Relocation assistance is provided during each rotation as needed. Due to the nature of the work most assignments are required to be in person while some commercial sales positions require high travel. What sets us apart: Zurn Elkay's Rapids leadership development program will accelerate your growth and prepare you to take on ever greater challenges. With coaching from senior leaders, you'll work alongside seasoned partners in operations, product management and commercial sales, earning the critical experience necessary to advance to a director-level role in the company, on the fast track to general manager or vice president. This isn't a job, it's an opportunity to help drive our vision for long-term growth in delivering clean water solutions for drinking water, hygiene and sustainable water management... all while propelling your career forward with accountability and visibility. Qualifications:
        • BS or BA degree with 3.2 or above GPA; Master's degree is a plus
        • At least four years of solid relevant business experience in product management, business development or continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment
        • Demonstrated excellence; consistently performing beyond expectations, embracing opportunities to take on greater responsibility and rising to meet the challenge
        • Commitment to sustainable solutions through our products, our business systems and our people
        • Superior business judgment and financial acumen; effective analytic and integrative thinking; strong leadership skills, including project ownership
        • Experience thriving in environments that require agility, fast-pace and resourcefulness
        • Possess a proven track record where you demonstrated expertise, consistently delivering tangible results that positively influenced the success of your employer
        • Proven ability to achieve results through teamwork and developing others
        • Willingness to travel or relocate during and upon completion of the program
        • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Company sponsorship now and in the future Competencies:
          • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
          • Strong analytical, financial acumen and interpersonal skills
          • Ability to multi-task, be flexible and adapt to change
          • Action oriented and self-starter; take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm
          • Ability to build strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
          • Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity
          • Continuous improvement mindset, sees opportunity and strives to make things better
          • Actively seek new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels Compensation: Zurn Elkay provides a highly competitive, above market total rewards package for this program including salary, bonus, long-term incentives, medical, PTO, 401k and student loan repayment up to $50k. What else you will get from us... We make work exciting, engaging and meaningful for our employees through our dedication to tackling some of the toughest challenges. Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and deliver a superior customer experience. We foster a diverse and inclusive environment, including inclusion resource groups that bring together employees who share a common purpose, interest or background. When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger. 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

Keywords: Zurn Elkay, Downers Grove , Rapids - Early Leadership Development Program, Other , Downers Grove, Illinois

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