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Raw Materials Sourcing Manager

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Deer Park, TX, US, 77536

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oilsdriveline applicationsgasoline and diesel fuelother transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together. The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise,testing confidence, supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together.



Raw Materials Sourcing Manager


Summary of Responsibilities:

The Sourcing Manager reports to the Director of Global Raw Material Category – Lubricant Additives Division. This role is accountable for judicious sourcing of a broad portfolio of raw materials at the optimal value for the company in alignment with business objectives. The Sourcing Manager supports the US region and represents the Lubrizol brand to our broad base of chemical suppliers. This position is located at the Deer Park, Texas site.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for the effective procurement of a portfolio of raw materials supporting the Americas region of LZA; collaborates with other sourcing team members to co-manage and develop the Lubrizol supplier base.
  • Consistently demonstrates understanding of supply chain economics to enhance our competitive position in the market place.
  • Works proactively with supply chain planning, judicious planning and production personnel to ensure uninterrupted inbound supply. 
  • Develops broad insight into upstream markets and uses that knowledge to bring value and opportunities to the company.
  • Leads the development of cost-effective, reliable and sustainable sourcing strategies to support and strengthen our current position in end-markets.
  • Creates and executes sourcing plans for assigned raw materials including negotiating contracts, managing supplier relations, maintaining databases, and assessing markets for key raw materials.
  • Negotiates and identifies innovative solutions that support supplier consolidation, improved quality, delivery, pricing and lead times, in line with corporate and department policies, procedures, and quality standards.
  • Functions as the raw material portfolio manager by handling relevant technical and commercial questions relating to that portfolio and taking appropriate action as necessary.
  • Capable of leading regional procurement projects, establishing priorities, timelines, and deliverables, including global coordination of judicious raw materials.
  • Explain cost evolution and outlook for raw materials to support commercial pricing management
  • Maintain purchasing records in SAP and other electronic forms, as necessary.
  • Adhere and promote compliance with company QHS&E policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Respect and apply all corporate and procurement policies, procedures and strategies.
  • Represent Lubrizol in a professional, legal and ethical manner to maintain the integrity of the Lubrizol and Berkshire Hathaway brands.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry or other technical degree. Extensive experience may be considered
  • At least 5 years of experience in the chemical industry
  • Fluent in English with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to relate well with individuals at all levels, inside and outside of organization
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite


Considered A Plus:

  • Advanced degree in above disciplines or MBA
  • Knowledge of LZA intermediates and their key raw materials
  • ERP systems experience, including SAP and BOBJ
  • Training in strategy development and execution
  • Knowledge of sourcing/purchasing methods and negotiation skills


Lubrizol Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment
  • Learn more at benefits.lubrizol.com 


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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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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

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