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North America Logistics Procurement Manager

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Date: Sep 9, 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 for managing all aspects of liquid bulk truck transport from Lubrizol plants, toll processors and third-party shipping facilities.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Identify cost-effective, safe, and reliable carriers for liquid bulk transport, supporting Lubrizol’s North America supply chain.      
  • Negotiate and maintain contracts for transportation services with bulk truck carriers for Lubrizol Additives and Advanced Materials. 
  • Vet new carriers and third-party logistics providers to secure sufficient coverage for all facilities in the Lubrizol network.  
  • Maintain metrics on core carriers’ performance.
  • Provide oversight to dedicated capacity systems for multiple facilities, including specialized-equipment contracts for niche businesses.
  • Conduct regular meetings with carrier personnel to ensure performance expectations are maintained and remain abreast of overall market conditions. Deliver market condition updates to management.
  • Work with Corporate Accounting and third-party freight payment company to ensure timely payment of invoices.
  • Collaborate with department accounting specialist to resolve end-of- month variance report regarding freight discrepancies.
  • Provide carrier routing information and rates to Transportation Master Data Group.
  • Contact Lubrizol’s preferred carriers’ customer service and sales representative regarding service issues.
  • Provide backup assistance to facility scheduling personnel in times of limited capacity


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
  • Experience with bulk truck transport and pricing
  • 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
  • Familiarity with 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations.



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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