Indirect Sourcing Manager

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Date: Feb 24, 2024

Location: Pudong New District, SH, CN, 201204

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

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. 


To manage the Capex & Engineering Service category for Lubrizol APAC region. To serve the businesses or internal customers as appropriate to keep the company supplied at the best total value.


Accountavle for Capex and Engineering Service category within Lubrizol APAC region, to carry out strategic sourcing initiatives based on category management approach, and to ensure that the company’s operational needs are met, considering price, quality, service, delivery, and to ensure continuity of supply for materials and service.


  • Establish category vision, strategy, and roadmap.
  • Conduct spend & market analysis to develop supply market strategies and/or to leverage at country or regional level.
  • Utilize deep understanding of industry, supplier dynamics and market trends to determine sources.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define strategy landing process & vendor performance KPIs.
  • Manage supplier performance at country or regional level.
  • Create and model Total Cost of Ownership for categories and sourcing decisions to achieve cost reductions and supply reliability.
  • Be the regional single contact window within this category and participate into global category meetings on behalf of APAC.
  • Centralize the managment of contracts, lead and provide support to buyer who conduct the negotiation with supplier to ensure alignment with defined category strategy.


  1. Education
  • BA/Post Graduate qualification or equivalent in supply chain, business administration, engineering, or other technical degree
  1. Experience
  • At least 5 years' experience in similar role within multi-national company
  • Strong understanding of Capex procurement process
  • Local and International market and supplier knowledge with experience in leading project execution and strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Preferably with experience from a chemical manufacturing environment


  1. Core Competencies
  • Strategic thinking: Demonstrate ability to move from broad to specific content and incorporate strategies which can drive results.
  • Analysis: Able to run performance statistic, make analysis and look for optimization opportunities (Savings & Efficiency).
  • Problem solving & Decision making: Ability to research, conduct situational analysis and identify problems, develop proposals or solutions independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Communication: Ability to effectively communicate analytical findings/recommendations /models to all levels of stakeholders to get their consensus or alignment.
  • Adaptability: Respond appropriately to new demands, priorities, or changes in direction when necessary. Handle ambiguity and uncertainty calmly and effectively, continually move forward.
  • Planning: Ensure the plans for key initiatives, identify and address risks and contingencies. Identifies and plans the key action steps required to accomplish team or work group objectives.
  • Execution: Continually identify specific and effective opportunities to improve category management.
  • Building relationships: Develop and build trusted relationship with people in different functions at all levels, as well as external vendors.
  • Proficient skills on MS office as Word, Excel, PPT etc.
  1. Language Skill:
  • Fluent in both written and oral Chinese and English language


If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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