Import Logistics Specialist (m/f/x)

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Date: 1 Apr 2024

Location: Brussels, Brussels (Capital), BE, 1160 Rouen, FR, 76100

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.

Purpose of the role:

As part of the European Logistics shared services team, the Import Logistics Specialist (m/f/x) will be accountable to work with Lubrizol’s Import planning teams and external carriers to ensure timely delivery of inbound shipments and improve Lubrizol’s import logistics reliability. This function will lead the logistics management for all imports, closely monitor demurrage and detention for all imports and seek opportunities for cost improvements. This function as well will  support regional projects across Business segments in function of existing and future needs. In this newly created role you will be in contact with the various stakeholders in the logistics chain and as such you will have a lot of visibility throughout the organization.



Essential job functions:

  • Setup process and procedures for inbound logistics operations.
  • Work with various internal and external partners to ensure full release of cargo (Customs release, freight release, etc.) and timely delivery to final destination for all Lubrizol EU Import shipments.
  • Monitor Lubrizol shipments for arrival and ensure to minimize the time of the product left sitting at EU ports or storage yards.
  • Lead the dray carrier’s performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Assist with selection of core dray carriers.  
  • Provide operation metrics on import logistics activities and drive actions to accelerate the material movement to reduce cycle time.
  • Responsible for reducing detention on Lubrizol import shipments.
  • Lead carrier service and issue resolution.
  • Lead carrier monthly/quarterly reviews.



Requirements and skills:

  • Operations experience in logistics.
  • Minimum of 3 years of Logistics operations/procurement experience.
  • Prior experience managing carriers and warehouses.
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail, ability to prioritize, organize, and follow through is essential.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and professionalism. This position will interface with logistics team members and internal customers and business partners on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in SAP and MS office tools.
  • Enthusiastic, diplomatic and possess excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent English


Job specific behavioral competencies

  • Analytical
  • Result oriented
  • Open communication
  • Adaptability
  • Influence and establishing trust




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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