Indirect Sourcing Associate

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Date: 4 Jul 2024

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit  

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 recognise unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Job Title: Indirect Sourcing Associate

Job Location: Hazelwood, Derbyshire

Job type: Permanent

Type of role: On Site


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Administrator, Lubrizol Business Support

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


What Will Be Your Environment:

The Hazelwood site is in rural Derbyshire. We are a state-of-the-art Research and Development site with approximately 350 employees.


What You'll Do:

As an Indirect Sourcing Associate, you'll be responsible for representing Lubrizol to supply base and facilitating the procurement of indirect goods and service supporting UK and European facilities. The Indirect Sourcing Associate will have accountability to support the procurement of a broad range of equipment, supplies, and services in support of organisation objectives and facility operations. In addition, the Indirect Sourcing Associate will be responsible for ensuring that relationships between the company and vendors are maintained in a manner consistent with corporate policies, procedures, and quality standards. Perform assignments related to the procurement of goods and services including but not limited to negotiation and implementation of regional and national agreements, purchase of capital equipment, and contracting services required by Lubrizol’s facilities.  The Indirect Sourcing Associate shall work within the framework of the projects with multiple disciplinary teams (maintenance, project engineering, IT, legal, finance, etc.) to deliver an optimised solution from the total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduce operational risks.


What We're Looking For:

  • Lead and manage vendors and contractors to ensure Lubrizol’s deliverables are met.
  • Category & sub category management.
  • Use RFIs (request for information) and RFQs (request for quotations) / RFPs (request for proposals) to identify best supply source.
  • Ensure current commercial contracts and Alliance Agreements are being followed.
  • Locate and assist with qualifying supply sources.
  • Act professionally in all work activities in a legal and ethical manner in compliance with applicable laws and support compliance of all corporate policies and regional/local Health, Safety, Environmental and Security practices.
  • Negotiate restocking fees, freight terms, payment terms and all areas that enhance value.
  • Ensure contracts are being followed and continually improve price, quality, and service.
  • Work with requisitioners to ensure PO’s are clear and accurately reflect internal needs
  • Identify and implement opportunities for cost savings, reductions, rebates.
  • Ensure master data is accurate to allow efficient order processing and payment.
  • Assist buying staff to implement contracts and fully leverage Lubrizol's spend.
  • Perform GR/IR reconciliation in order to solve issues including blocking invoices.
  • Build strong relationships with vendors.
  • Build strong internal customer relationships.
  • Train and educate others about purchasing process. 


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in supply chain, business administration, logistics, finance, accounting, economics, engineering, or other technical degree
  • Recent and Relevant indirect procurement experience. 
  • Able to relate well with individuals at various levels, inside and outside of the organization.
  • Demonstrated analytical and organisational skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Understanding of sourcing/purchasing methods and negotiation skills
  • Involvement in external professional groups
  • Proficient with SAP and Ariba.



Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including discretionary annual bonus, competitive pension scheme, overtime paid at an increased rate, access to free legal advice and private medical cover as well as many more.


Lubrizol will support you to develop your own skills and progress as part of a global organization.

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

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers and communities.

We work with a relentless commitment to operate safely and responsibly, keeping safety, sustainability, ethics, and compliance at the forefront of everything we do. The well-being of our employees, customers and communities is paramount to our culture and in the way we approach our work.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their ethnic origin, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other characteristic. 

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