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Chief Manager - Procurement, South Asia

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Date: Nov 29, 2022

Location: Mumbai, MH, IN, 400079 Dahej, GJ, IN, 392130

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.



Title: Chief Manager Procurement, South Asia

Job Location: Vikhroli (Mumbai)

Reporting to: Head Procurement


Summary of the Role:-

Responsible for maintaining Supply Reliability at lowest cost in turn enable the UOI Growth and meet the laid down business objectives. Develop and execute Mid to Long Term procurement Strategy for mainly Direct Procurement so that the materials, supplies and Services meet its standards of optimal price, quality, Timing & Supply Security.


Responsibilities / Accountabilities:  

  • Develop & implement mid to long term procurement Strategy for DIRECT Procurement.
  • Negotiate price and terms of procurement with the suppliers based on market insights and offered quotes. Analyze and compare the final quotes, prepare proposals for approval and award the order.
  • Prepare & release Purchase Order and track till timely receipt of material.
  • Evaluate the current and anticipated demand (Annual plan & 5 years trajectory) and develop long term plans and inventory estimates to ensure efficient procurement and supply reliability.
  • Responsible for addressing complaints (DIRECT Procurement) between supplier and LZAM—Complaint management- Managing SCAR (Supplier corrective action report).
  • Develop alternate vendors for BCP and cost control. Work with technology teams and global R&D for alternate vendor approval.
  • Localization: Source and evaluate local potential vendors (vs import substitutes), work with relevant stakeholders (R&D, PTS, others) for getting them approved.
  • Select and manage ongoing relationships with suppliers, vendors and contractors to ensure the organization receives satisfactory service.
  • Manage the inflow of material as per set DSI Targets to maintain the inventory cost as well as supply reliability.
  • Toll Manufacturing: Support business in terms of identification and establishing Toll manufacturing local facilities. Continue exploring this options for our other global Lubrizol entities as well.
  • Analyze, evaluate and present overall trends of procurement.
  • Explore and implement new processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of procurement function.
  • Creates Avenues for cost control with a focus on process re-engineering.
  • Need based Basis- Support Indirect Procurement as well.


Requirements (education, experience, competencies and specific job requirements):


Education / Certification:

  • Bachelor of Chemical / Mechanical Engineering.


Experience and Skills:  

  • Minimum 16 years of core Procurement experience within multinational company in chemical industry / Speciality Chemical Procurement domain.
  • Exposure of End to End: Procure to Pay cycle.
  • Sound Technical Knowledge on chemical procurement.
  • Problem solving approach
  • Techno commercial expertise
  • People management skills will be an added advantage.


Competencies for the Role:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Drives Innovation
  • Develops Team
  • Collaborates Locally & Globally
  • Engages and Influences(negotiation skills)

About Us: LZAM South Asia is headquartered in Mumbai where we also house our application labs for Lubrizol’s LifeScience and Performance Coatings groups. We have regional office based at Delhi. The CPVC compounding plant is located at Dahej, Gujrat.

Our Employment offers you -

1. Diversity & Inclusion - Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe that embracing diversity, inclusion and a global mindset will be a key enabler of our success.

2. Culture – Lubrizol’s culture of accountability and empowerment drives our success. Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference.

3. Work Life Balance - We provide flexible working schedule that empowers you to split time and energy between work and other important areas of your life successfully.

4. Benefits - We believe our employees are most important to us. We take care of our diverse workforce and a culture of inclusive engagement in the workplace. We develop and train our employees and provide flexible medical benefits to address medical urgencies. Do explore to know more.

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