Indirect Sourcing Manager

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Date: Mar 20, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Indirect Sourcing Manager


Job Location: Brecksville, Ohio or Wickliffe, Ohio

Job Type: Full-Time


Type of Role: On-site or Hybrid


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:

The role is accountable to provide reliable supply of indirect supplies and services at the best value (cost, security, competitive advantage) for Lubrizol in a legal and ethical manner in compliance with applicable laws and Lubrizol policies.


Primary activities include:

  • Negotiate and implement regional agreements and purchases of capital equipment, indirect supplies, and services
  • Contract services required by Lubrizol’s headquarters and chemical plants in North America
  • Work with cross-functional teams, internal stakeholders, and vendors to deliver optimized solutions
  • Research and identify capable vendors or contractors and initiate selection, qualification, and approval of new vendors
  • Manage preparation, execution, and maintenance of electronic Requests for Information, Requests for Quotes, and Requests for Proposals (RFP) through project completion
  • Develop, manage, and monitor national alliance agreements and Master Service Agreements
  • Communicate, follow-up and maintain commercial agreements
  • Perform purchase requisition audits, purchase order management, invoice management and expediting as required
  • Collect, analyze, and assure quality and accuracy of the spend analysis where applicable
  • Maintain files and communicate non-conformance issues internally and with vendors
  • Negotiate spot purchases and agreements; enter, monitor, maintain and check compliance purchase orders and contracts in SAP


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in supply chain, logistics, finance, accounting, business, economics, engineering, or other technical discipline; extensive relevant experience and certifications may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum 5 years related indirect procurement experience
  • Ability to manage full sourcing projects and experience in leading and managing RFP process
  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization  
  • Strong ERP experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to relate well with individuals at various levels, inside and outside of the organization
  • Demonstrated negotiation, analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite


Considered a plus:

  • Experience in SAP and Ariba
  • Social Media Marketing on internal corporate communication sites
  • Involvement in outside professional groups



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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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