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Procurement Student Placement

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Date: 27-Mar-2023

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, leverages its unmatched science to unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,800 employees. For more information, view our latest Corporate Report.


Procurement Student Placement 

Hazelwood (near Derby)


At Lubrizol, we have a growing student community in the UK with over 30 placements each year across a number of roles. As a purchasing assistant, you will be part of a small team of skilled professionals which services varied purchasing requirements for Equipment, Supplies, and Services principally at the Hazelwood site.



What you will be doing:


  • Liaising with internal customers, suppliers and colleagues
  • Responsible for sourcing goods and services that meet the requirements of the internal customer
  • Communicating and building relationships with suppliers to fulfil the needs of the business.
  • Working closely with the Stores department on stock level replenishment, timely and accurate deliveries and ensuring the quality of all deliveries.
  •  Use computer systems to process purchase orders and resolve goods receipt and invoice queries to ensure timely payment to suppliers.
  •  Responsible for ensuring maintenance and service contracts are in date and uploaded on to contract database.
  •  Ensure that chosen contractors have sufficient documentation i.e. up to date insurances that are accessible on contractor management system.



What you will need:


  • Studying towards business related degree including a year in industry, achieving a 2:1 or above. Will accept joint honours with one of the subjects being Business.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and appropriately manage priorities, whilst completing work within target dates
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages and related common business software
  • Keen interest in commercial aspects of business along with an enthusiasm for building collaborative relationships


This role will appeal to someone who wants the opportunity to have a direct impact on organisational growth and margins, whilst working with a variety of stakeholders. A keen interest in problem solving and being able to prioritise workload is also ideal. 


Why Lubrizol?


We know that Lubrizol is not a common household name, so it may surprise you to know that our products and technologies are in the things that you use every day- from surfaces and fluids in the vehicles you drive, to shampoo, medicines, to the clothes that you wear.

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, combines our unique chemistry expertise, formulation and applications capabilities, and market insights to positively impact the lives of our customer’s end users around the globe.



What we can offer you:


  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 33 days holiday (including 8 bank holidays)
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Potential to support Final Year Project
  • Subsidised Sports and Social Club (Some Locations)
  • Subsidised on site restaurant facility (Some Locations)
  • Free Car Parking



Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference.


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 are talented people working together to solve problems and improve lives through science. We are making a difference, and we will never stop pushing to do it better.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.


Our application process is very straightforward, simply create a short profile and upload your CV and cover letter.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of the placement and have completed a minimum of 2 years of an undergraduate degree but not graduated before the start of the placement.


We recommend you apply as soon as possible, because we accept ongoing applications and will close this vacancy once we have enough applications.


For more information about our Student Placements, please visit our site:






Hazelwood is a small village in Derbyshire at the lower end of the Pennines, located around 8 miles from Derby city centre. Derby has extensive transport links with other areas of the country, the M1 motorway passes about 10 miles to the east of the city, linking Derby southwards to the London area and northwards to Sheffield and Leeds. Most of our students choose to live in the city centre which is where you will find Intu Derby – the vibrant hub of retail, leisure and dining facilities. The leisure complex is home to Showcase Cinema de Lux, Hollywood Bowl and Paradise Island Adventure Golf as well as a wide range of eateries and some of the world’s biggest brands. Another popular place in Derby city centre with the students is the Cathedral Quarter which is home to fantastic independent shops, a bustling market and abundance of excellent bars, cafes, restaurants and entertainment! There are plenty of events happening in the quarter all year round! A large student population means that the city centre is a lively and vibrant place to be.

Take a look at our video to see what our Hazelwood site has to offer.

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