Director, North America Supply Chain, Lubrizol Additives

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Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77034 Deer Park, TX, US, 77536 Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Director, North America Supply Chain, Lubrizol Additives

Job Location: Houston, TX, or Cleveland, OH

Job type: Full-time, Exempt

Type of role: Hybrid


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

Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol Additives as Director, North America Supply Chain 


Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming industrial additives 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.

The Lubrizol Additives North America Supply Chain Director is a key leadership position reporting to the Sr. Director, LZA Global Supply Chain.  In this role, you will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the Supply Planning and Customer Experience teams based in the U.S., with primary focus on the execution horizon. To be successul, you will use your proficiency in Sales & Operations Execution, Customer Service operations and Integrated Business Planning, and have a successful track record of aligning cross-functional teams to execute agreed upon supply plans and deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.  Key desired attributes and experiences include strong interpersonal and leadership skills, customer focus, leading and managing change, developing talent and financial acumen.    


What You'll Do 

  • Manage and lead a team of Supply Planning and Customer Experience Managers, providing guidance, training, and support of the supply chain processes within the execution horizon (0-3 months) and collaborating effectively with counterparts in other regions and functions to optimize the global supply plan.
  • Manage the regional NA supply chain organization of 60 people to meet customer service, working capital and cost productivity expectations within LZA.
  • Accountable for appropriate translation of the aggregate supply plans into production schedules, aligned with the demand signal and defined materials management strategies.
  • Coach and mentor supply chain professionals to grow their functional and leadership capabilities.
  • Partner with the NA Commercial, Operations, Procurement and Logistics leadership to ensure execution processes are aligned with business plans. 
  • Interface with customers as needed to communicate strategy, address concerns and solve problems that improve the customer experience, in support of commercial goals.
  • Effectively communicate status of the supply chain, identify risks and lead implementation of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Establish a robust Sales & Operations Execution process for the region.  Collaborate with the Supply Chain Center of Excellence and peers to leverage learnings and advance best practices adoption across Lubrizol.  
  • Establish a data-based performance management system for supply chain operations to continuously improve the supply chain business processes and associated KPIs.  Identify and implement supply chain initiatives to improve efficiencies, cost, working capital productivity and customer service levels.
  • Represent the Supply Chain function in regional leadership events.  Actively participate in strategy development and deployment.
  • Visible advocate of Lubrizol standard supply chain processes.

Skills That Make A Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or Logistics. MBA or Master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Finance or equivalent preferred.
  • At least 7 yrs experience in Supply Chain (Demand Planning, Supply Planning, and Inventory Management).
  • Minimum of 10 years in manufacturing companies, with at least 5 years in process industries, chemicals sector preferred.
  • People management and development experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with demonstrated experience in successfully leading and managing change.
  • Knowledge and experience in MRP and ERP systems: inventory control, materials requirements planning, production scheduling, master data management, demand planning, order fulfillment. 
  • Able to communicate effectively (verbal and written) with senior management, peers, customers, and colleagues around the world.
  • Experience in utilizing Lean principles, structured problem solving and Continuous Improvement methodologies to improve business results.  Lean Six Sigma certification preferred.
  • Data-driven.  Familiarity with advanced supply chain planning and analytics preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • APICS certification preferred. 


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Heath Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

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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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic. 

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