Sr. Manager Global Import & Export

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Date: Aug 28, 2023

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

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

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. 


Summary of Responsibilities:


This incumbent is to oversee Lubrizol global I/E operations, optimize internal operation model with constant benchmarking with external industrial peers. The primary goal of the role is to ensure Lubrizol global Import & Export operation generates maximum value in meeting & exceeding customer expectations at optimal cost, thus becoming Lubrizol’s competitive edge. Key responsibilities include:

  • Streamline SOPs in I/E logistics related steps and hand offs, integrating logistics vendors of all modes and Lubrizol in-house logistics operation team to the same platform with aligned business processes as well as a result-oriented mindset.
  • Define Service Level Agreement with associated logistics vendors based on business requirement and generate performance metrics to measure actual vs. agreement in collaborating with logistics COE team.
  • Liaise with Trade Compliance team to ensure associated requirements are embedded in Lubrizol I/E processes, and all personnel involved (such as brokers) execute them consistently.
  • Sponsor Continuous Improvement Projects to improve service level, reduce the cycle time and operation cost.
  • Establish a global Import & Export team network, share & leverage the best practices through pre-established cadence. Standardize the work processes wherever possible.
  • Seek synergies & improvement areas wholistically by connecting shipping region to demand regions.
  • Build up I/E knowledge repository, design I/E training curriculum to create a talent pipeline in the global operation community.
  • Evaluate the SAP process effectiveness and provide input to logistics COE team for system enhancement or bringing in supplemental new tool / technology
  • A key member of Global logistics Sourcing Council. Provide input (operation requirements, vendor performance etc.) to logistics procurement team to define vendor sourcing strategy.
  • Provide functional leadership to regional Import & Export operation team, through training, tools & process, consultation, and proactive governance. Directly lead a small global I/E SME team to achieve business goals as indicated such.



Knowledge, technical/professional skill:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • A profound understanding of the logistics industry - inland haulage, customs broker, freight forwarder, ocean market in particular.
  • Familiar with SAP transportation module.
  • Knowledge in Import & export regulations and documentation requirements.
  • Data mining skills and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Ability to work across different cultural environment.
  • A proven effective people leader



What Lubrizol offers:

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


If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.







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