Raw Material Buyer

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Date: Dec 6, 2023

Location: Brussels, Brussels (Capital), BE, 1160 Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

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 Title: Raw Material Buyer

Job Location: Brussels, Belgium

Job type: Permanent

Type of role: Hybrid


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Raw Material Buyer (m/f/x)

Unleash Your Potential! At Lubrizol we're revolutionizing the industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with 8000 employees around the world and wants to make a real impact, we want you on our team!

What You'll Do:

  • Develop and execute sourcing plans for the assigned raw material portfolio, including contract negotiations, managing supplier relations, database management, and market analyses.
  • Create and maintain solid and reliable sourcing strategies, ensuring competitive advantages for Lubrizol in the long term.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of supply chain economics to enhance our competitive position in the market.
  • Stay up-to-date with upstream markets, leveraging your insights to bring value and opportunities to the company.
  • Drive cost-savings/avoidance projects in line with regional procurement objectives and implement innovative solutions to improve supplier quality, safety, delivery, pricing, and lead-times.
  • Continuously evaluate supplier performance and understand their strengths and weaknesses to influence the market.
  • Maintain alignment with global and regional procurement projects, priorities, and deliverables to ensure seamless coordination.
  • Assure security of supply and represent Lubrizol in a professional, legal, and ethical manner, maintaining the integrity and reputation of the brand.
  • Chair programs to support various reporting requirements such as procurement, finance, accountancy auditing, and compliance.


What We're Looking For:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Procurement, supply chain, logistics, finance, accounting, economics, engineering, or other technical field.
  • At least five years of experience in a similar role, if in the chemical industry even better
  • Fluent in English with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with ERP systems (SAP and BW or Business Objects knowledge or equivalent).


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Excellent understanding of negotiation strategy and sourcing/purchasing methods.
  • Excellent networking skills and the ability to influence others.
  • Track record of driving continuous improvements in procurement operations.
  • Experience in maintaining purchasing records in SAP or other electronic forms.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Lubrizol offers a long-term contract, combined with interesting salary conditions and a wide package of extra benefits (meal vouchers, group and hospitalization insurance, bonus plan, many vacation days and flexible hours).


What To Expect from Us:

The application process is structured in 3 main steps:

    • A first interview with an HR professional
    • A second interview with the Hiring Manager for the position
    • An on-line assessment followed by a competency-based interview panel


Application Deadline: We're on the lookout for exceptional talent and will review applications on a rolling basis. Don't miss your chance to be a part of our extraordinary team!

Diversity and Inclusion: At Lubrizol we embrace diversity and foster an inclusive environment where everyone's voice is heard. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together!





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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