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Date: 29-Jan-2022

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN Blackley, MAN, GB, M9 8GQ

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.




Job Title: Procurement Specialist

Location: Hazelwood, Derbyshire or Blackley, Manchester


The role: -


Lubrizol is looking to recruit a Procurement Specialist to join the UK Purchasing Team.  


In this role you will be responsible for execution of various tasks within SAP and general support of the procurement to pay process.  The position has broad and varied responsibilities that support all local procurement activities as needed for the region or function, including database and file management, order placement, GR/IR coordination as well as payment assistance and problem resolution.


Regular UK Travel will be required to visit the Lubrizol sites located in Barnsley, Huddersfield and Manchester


If successful you will be responsible for: -


  • Managing various databases, files and lists - including data entry, review, clean-up
  • Assisting in training others in relevant purchasing processes
  • Creating new and run existing reports, preparing presentations as requested
  • Aid buyers in researching suppliers, gathering data for supplier performance evaluations
  • Create vendor profiles and monitor critical suppliers for continued viability to meet LZ needs
  • Use RFIs (request for information) to gather  internal and external input for projects
  • Use RFQs (request for quotations) / RFPs (request for proposals) to identify best supply source
  • Manage "procure through payment" process for maximum efficiency (PO’s, expediting, receiving and payment issues, GR/IR for assigned areas)
  • Ensuring compliance with RFP terms or contract terms
  • Negotiating restocking fees
  • Entering and managing SCARs (Supplier Corrective Action Reports) when problems need to be documented.  End users may enter SCARS into SAP.  This is the preferred practice and is the way operations are handled in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Managing master data including: store's items, material master items, info records, source lists, perform info record price updates, identify opportunities for cost savings
  • Administrator of various systems and programs
  • Administrative/office duties


To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent in supply chain, business administration, logistics, finance, accounting, economics, engineering, or other technical degree or relevant experience
  • Be able to relate well with individuals at various levels, inside and outside of the organization
  • Demonstrate analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate negotiation skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Having some experience with SAP is preferred

The European marketing and technical centre Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe. 

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City centre.  With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes.  Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of ‘the city of festivals!’) an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless.  If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.

You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities.  We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

There is something for everyone who lives and work here……

To learn and see what it is like to work here at Lubrizol Hazelwood, please view our video.

For further information, please visit: www.visitderby.com, www.visitpeakdistrict.com



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