Global Classification Manager

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092 Deer Park, TX, US, 77536

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Global Classification Manager

Job Location: Brecksville, Ohio or Wickliffe, Ohio or Deer Park, Texas

Job type: Full-Time

Type of role: Hybrid


About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   

Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Global Classification Manager

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the chemical industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

As a Global Classification Manager, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, responsible for maintaining our right to operate by leading the tariff classification team in determining, maintaining, and using consistent and compliant tariff classifications globally, engaging in tariff-related trade and manufacturing projects and activities that maintain or improve our competitive advantage. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. This role works closely with internal and external parties including regional trade compliance, business leadership, Information Technology, internal and external auditors, and global customs authorities.


What We're Looking For:

  • Ensure Global alignment of export and import tariff classification through strong collaboration with regional experts in other regions.
  • Initiate self-audits and act as lead for external audits related to tariff classification including identifying and implementing corrective action.
  • Train and support the tariff classification team in classification determination of raw materials, intermediates, complex research samples, and non-chemical items. 
  • Ensure any changes to manufacturing or purchasing are in line with the designated tariff codes by participating in the raw material review process.
  • Assign chemistry-based free trade agreement rules in low-complexity situations.
  • Work with internal and external legal department to draft and submit customs ruling requests as needed.
  • Management of classification data in SAP GTS.
  • Track and report metrics and KPIs related to service levels to leadership.
  • Lead and facilitate the management of challenges regarding tariff classification to ensure full compliance while supporting business growth.
  • Enable Lubrizol’s competitive advantage through tariff engineering, continuous improvement, and strong governance.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biology or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in Trade Compliance, Tariff Classification, or related field.
  • Able to analyze required information for audits and assess compliance with regulations.
  • Ability to identify issues and root cause.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in assigning chemical tariff classifications of all complexities accurately and efficiently.
  • Strong knowledge of tariff classification assignments and associated data requirements, attention to detail with a holistic mindset and strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of duty programs, manufacturing and procurement processes, and tariff engineering.
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships with external and internal stakeholders and manage a team of 3-5 employees including timely consultation, collaboration, and change management.
  • Ability to maintain a customer focus while managing customer questions and challenges.
  • Ability to prioritize problem solving and corrective actions and has a demonstrated continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to drive team success by contributing to overall supply chain objectives and metrics.

Considered a Plus:

  • Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS)
  • Experience with SAP
  • Customs Broker License
  • End to end supply chain knowledge.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave

Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities. 

We work with a relentless commitment to operate safely and responsibly, keeping safety, sustainability, ethics, and compliance at the forefront of everything we do. The well-being of our employees, customers and communities is paramount to our culture and in the way we approach our work.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic. 


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