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Procurement Specialist

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Date: Nov 9, 2021

Location: Deer Park, TX, US, 77536

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.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.


Summary of Responsibilities
This is a non-exempt position, reporting to a Procurement Supervisor or Manager.  The primary task of the purchasing specialist is to procure material to ensure the operation of the business units according to established procedures and guidelines. Responsible for supporting local procurement activities as needed for the region or function, including placing purchase orders, expediting deliveries, Good Receipt / Invoice Receipt coordination as well as payment assistance and problem resolution.
Essential Job Functions:
•    Act professionally at all times and handle all work activities in a legal and ethical manner in compliance with applicable laws and LZ policies.
•    Manage various databases, files and lists - including data entry, review, clean-up.
•    Create new and run existing reports, preparing presentations as requested.
•    Aid the buyers in researching suppliers, gathering data for supplier performance evaluations
•    Create vendor profiles and monitor critical suppliers for continued viability to meet Lubrizol's needs.
•    Utilize RFIs (Request for Information) to gather both internal and external input for purchasing projects.
•    Utilize RFQs (Request for Quotations) / RFPs (Request for Proposals) to identify the best source of supply.
•    Facilitate the "procure through payment" process for maximum efficiency (PO’s, expediting, receiving, and payment issues, GR/IR for assigned areas).
•    Ensure compliance with RFP terms or contract terms.
•    Identify opportunities for cost savings.
•    Develop and maintain healthy relationships with the suppliers and clients.
•    Assist in evaluating supplier performance
•    Assist in developing and updating purchasing procedures and work instructions
•    Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:
•    High school diploma and/or some undergraduate education.
•    1-2 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment.
•    Chemical-related experience is preferred, but not required.
•    Experience with SAP is preferred.

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.

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