Indirect Sourcing Manager

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Date: Feb 11, 2024

Location: Deer Park, TX, US, 77536

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. 


Summary of Responsibilities: 

Looking for an ideal team player who will be responsible for representing Lubrizol to internal stakeholders and external suppliers, facilitating the procurement of indirect goods and service. The Indirect Sourcing Manager will have accountability to manage energy spend in North America at the optimal value and negotiate arrangements for budget. In addition, the Indirect Sourcing Manager will be responsible for ensuring that relationships between the company and vendors are maintained to the satisfaction of all parties. The Indirect Sourcing Manager will report to the Indirect Procurement Manager – Deer Park site. 


Perform assignments related to the procurement of goods and services as assigned including but not limited to negotiation and implementation of regional agreements and purchases of capital equipment, indirect supplies and services, and contracting services required by Lubrizol’s headquarters and chemical plants in the North America region. The Indirect Sourcing Manager shall work within the framework of multiple disciplinary teams to deliver an optimized solution from the cost, total cost of ownership and risk standpoint to corporate headquarters, business segments, the manufacturing plants and project engineering team.   


Primary activities include:

  • Act professionally at all times and handle all work activities in a legal and ethical manner in compliance with applicable laws and Lubrizol policies.
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and vendors to meet organizational needs.
  • Ability to research and identify capable vendors or contractors and initiate selection, qualification, and approval of new vendors.
  • Manage preparation, execution, and maintenance of electronic Request for Information, Request for Quotes, and Request for Proposals through delivery and project close out.
  • Communicate, follow-up and maintain the commercial agreements in his/her portfolio.
  • Perform procurement administrative tasks such as purchase requisition audits, purchase order management, invoice management and expediting as required.
  • Assist corporate cross functional teams in defining project scope commercially viable (functional definition, value analysis)
  • Maintain files and communicate non-conformance issues internally and with vendors.
  • Educate others involved with the project on procurement policies and procedures.
  • Support compliance of all corporate policies and regional/local Health, Safety, Environmental and Security practices.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree from an accredited institution in related field (supply chain, finance, economics, engineering, or other technical discipline).
  • Five plus years in related indirect procurement experience
  • Ability to manage full sourcing projects and experience in leading and managing RFP process.
  • Ability to work in a Matrixed organization.  
  • SAP and Ariba experience preferred.
  • Strong purchasing knowledge and experience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to relate well with individuals at various levels, inside and outside of the organization.
  • Demonstrated negotiation, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.

Considered a plus:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Social Media Marketing on internal corporate communication sites
  • Involvement in outside professional groups


What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment
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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: Houston

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain Manager, Procurement, MBA, Supply Chain, Operations, Management

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