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North America Logistics Procurement Manager

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Date: Jul 19, 2022

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

Summary of Responsibilities:

North America Logistics Procurement Manager would have the daily responsibility to work with Freight Forwarders and Dray Carriers to improve Lubrizol’s export reliability.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage Lubrizol’s North America freight forwarders and dray carriers
  • Responsible for competitive bidding and pricing activities for Lubrizol’s North America freight forwarders and dray carriers
  • Contracting of freight forwarders and dray carriers and lead their integration activities
  • Conduct reoccurring team meetings
  • Maintain scorecards to be utilized at vendor reviews 
  • Monitor that freight forwarder reporting requirements have been completed
  • Assist with visibility tool to improve accuracy by monitoring carrier compliance
  • Work closely with Lubrizol transportation operations teams
  • Monitor export shipments to ensure superior service
  • Provide monthly shipment reporting
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts, and stakeholders, to develop improvement opportunities
  • Incorporate the overall company priorities of Safety, Operational Excellence and Cyber Security into all initiatives and work activities undertaken.
  • Provide timely and high-quality response to requests and feedback from internal and external customers


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics/Supply Chain, or other related fields; extensive experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of Logistics operations/procurement experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of North America export logistics experience
  • Prior experience managing freight forwarders and dray carriers
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail, ability to prioritize, organize, and follow through is critical
  • Must possess superior interpersonal skills and professionalism.  This position will interface with internal team members and external customer and business partners on a regular basis.
  • Working knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Office software programs -- cannot be intimidated by technology
  • Enthusiastic, diplomatic, and possess excellent organizational and problem-solving skills


Considered a plus:

  • SAP/S4 experience
  • ACE System.



While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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