North America Logistics Procurement Manager - Ocean Freight

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Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

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. 

Job Summary:

  • The North America Logistics Procurement Manager for Ocean Freight is responsible for the procurement and contracting of all North America export ISO, FCL and LCL transportation. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for annual freight bidding project (s) encompassing all North America export outbound ISO, FCL and LCL freight.
  • Negotiate to identify the most cost-effective, safe, and reliable carriers for Lubrizol’s transportation network. 
  • Work closely with regional peers on ocean freight strategy and global procurement activities.
  • Collaborate with legal team on ocean freight contracts and management of the contracts.
  • Utilizing past industry experience, Liaise with Logistics Operations team regarding carrier performance and carrier service level agreements.
  • Attend core carrier reviews and provide input.
  • Keep updated on overall market conditions/trends and offer solutions.
  • Provide carrier routing information and rates to Transportation Master Data Group.
  • Create and maintain ocean route guides.
  • File carrier claims when required.
  • Other projects as assigned. 


Skills, Qualifications, Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Logistics or Supply Chain
  • Minimum of 3 years of demonstrated operations experience working at an FCL or ISO carrier.
  • Minimum of 5 years ocean freight procurement experience with proven results.
  • Experience with negotiating and writing ocean freight contracts.
  • Must possess superior communication and presentation skills. The North America Logistics Procurement Manager - Ocean Freight will interface with internal team members and external customer and business partners on a regular basis.
  • Takes initiative on assignments and will seek out additional responsibilities.
  • Willingness to embrace change.
  • Be able to analyze data to make strategic decisions. 


Considered a plus:

  • SAP/S4 experience
  • Freight forwarding and customs broker experience.

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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