Supply Chain Manager

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Date: 23 May 2024

Location: Isipingo, ZA, 4110

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: Supply Chain Manager 
Job Location: Durban, South Africa
Job type: full-time – Permanent
Type of role: on site 

Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Supply Chain Manager – South Africa! 
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 You'll Do:  
As a Supply Chain Manager, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, ensuring long term supply reliability in cost effective way to enable Business objectives and Delivery to customers & Intercompany on time and safely by complying trade and legal regulations. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Your work will directly impact the effective planning & inventory management.
What We're Looking For: 
•    Be focal point for regional supply chain projects & deliverables.
•    Develop & execute Supply Chain strategy to enable South Africa business growth objectives.
•    Work with Commercial, Manufacturing & Finance on Annual Operating Plan.
•    Preparation & control Annual Budget.
•    Build monthly/weekly plan based on the sales forecast, including intercompany export orders as well.
•    Interface & facilitate business objectives between Commercial, Production, Sales & Customers.
•    Establishes minimum-maximum levels for all manufactured packaged products.
•    Maintain optimum inventory level of raw material, components & FG.
•    Closely monitor & control slow moving and non-working (NWSM) inventories & take appropriate actions.
•    Ensure raw materials availability for reliable production schedule.
•    Planning & placing orders for raw materials / components & intercompany stock transfer orders.
•    Coordinate with Clearing agent, Warehouse and Production on the receipt of import shipment.
•    Support the Sales & Operations Planning Process by preparing and facilitating the Supply response to the Demand Plan.
•    Performs month end tasks, obtain reports from SAP BOBJ, analyze and take appropriate actions.
•    Measure & Monitor service performance of Warehouse, logistics, CHA / forwarding agent etc.
•    Guide Customer Service Representative for domestic supply, assist CSR for export supply & manage CSR roles in the absence of CSR.
•    Monitor and drive continuous improvement to Supply Chain Metrics (Delivered as requested / as promised, DSI etc.)
•    Ensure Supply chain compliance – Business processes, trade & legal regulations.
•    Create avenues for cost control with a focus on process re-engineering.
•    Work on & implement new processes to optimize cost, improve efficiency & effectiveness of Supply Chain function & Inventory management.


Skills That Make a Difference: 

  • Graduate Degree in Science / Engineering from reputed University
  • Certification in Supply Chain from reputed University.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in Planning / Budgeting / Customer service / Logistics / supply chain roles.
  • Knowledge of Contracts, Letter of Credit, and other trading methods.
  • Proficiency in SAP systems & MS Office. 
  • First experience managing a team.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire: 
•    Develop your professional career with a highly respected, industry-leading, multinational company that is part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 
•    Become part of a culture that is based on accountability and empowerment and which values diversity and inclusivity. 
•    A competitive remuneration and benefits package.




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.

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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