Supply Chain Manager

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Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: Franklin, WI, US, 53132

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 Summary:

  • The Supply Chain Manager will lead, coach, and develop a professional customer-facing team, while gaining valuable in-depth experience in the rapidly growing Lubrizol Life Science contract manufacturing business. The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for providing comprehensive supply chain leadership and support for the site operations in the fields of customer service, planning, scheduling, and inventory management. This leadership role will ensure the supply chain operation strategies address safety, quality, customer demand and cost control within the sales & operations planning cycle.


Job Responsiblities:

  • Drive a culture of safety, reliability, efficiency, and superior customer experience.
  • Coach and develop the team of customer service, planning and scheduling to elevate the knowledge of supply chain management, use of standard tools, processes, data, and analytics to make the best decision.
  • Embrace and drive Sales and Operations Planning: design and implement supply chain strategies that are closely aligned and integrated with the site, contract manufacturing operations and business strategies.
  • Collaborate closely with the commercial team and operations partner functions to drive customer experience metrics and cost-to-serve targets.
  • Lead and manage supply chain processes that drive key performance indicators while promoting a customer-focused and continues improvement culture.
  • Monitor key sales and operations planning performance indicators and coordinate cross-functional work teams to increase effectiveness of supply chain initiatives.
  • Manage inventory optimization and inventory control processes, including Non-Working Slow Moving (NWSM) inventory.
  • Reduce site’s exposure to supply chain risks through the recognition of trends, root cause analysis, and the implementation of preventive measures.
  • When appropriate, review and follow-up on non-conformities, especially customer complaints, to ensure timely resolution, in partnership with Quality and other relevant functions.
  • Manage stakeholder communication and expectations.
  • Use reports and develop compelling analyses to support supply chain strategies and business decisions.
  • Drive special projects, as needed, to help contract manufacturing achieve improved customer satisfaction while minimizing waste and managing the cost-to-serve.
  • Work efficiently and effectively with the global sales team accountable for business continuity and growth 
  • Active participant and engagement with site Leadership Team. 


Experience and Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (e.g., engineering, supply chain, chemistry, business, etc.)
  • 5 years’ experience within supply chain, operations, or logistics discipline in a manufacturing environment,
  • 3 years of experience in leadership positions of increasing responsibility in supply chain, and planning
  • Excellent critical thinking and project management skills with the ability to solve complex business problems through fact gathering, business process mapping, and data analysis.
  • Strong client service and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to manage effectively and drive results in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills to all levels of an organization
  • Strong financial acumen 


Considered a plus:

  • MBA or advanced degree (preferred)
  • Supply chain management or other industry relevant certifications (preferred)
  • Experience in the contract manufacturing medical device industry.


Special Skills:

  • Strong computer skills and capabilities (Outlook & Windows based proficiency)
  • Attention to detail, well organized, & capable of multi-tasking
  • Highly motivated and self-driven to positively influence others
  • Ability to work under pressure & accountable to meet established commitments
  • Requires minimal supervision to achieve goals and objectives
  • Leader who positively influences and leads by example to instill respect, teamwork, & comradery in the workplace



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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