Finance Manager (Supply Chain)

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Date: Jun 14, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Finance Manager (Supply Chain)

Job Location: Wickliffe, Ohio

Job type: Full-Time

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.


What You'll Do:

Lubrizol is seeking a Finance Manager to support our Global Supply Chain team. You will work closely with the Senior Manager of Finance for Supply Chain and the Global Supply Chain team to provide financial insights and guidance. You will also be responsible for providing accurate and compliant financial reports that support a robust internal controls environment. This role will be based out of our Global Headquarters in Wickliffe, OH and will follow a hybrid working model.


What We're Looking For:

  • Partner with the Global Supply Chain team and provide financial guidance to link their activities and actions to the financial results.
  • Perform monthly and quarterly closing activities, such as preparing journal entries, conducting reviews, account reconciliations, and generating reports.
  • Prepare monthly reports on standard metrics, analyze expense variances, and summarize key financial and performance indicators for Global Supply Chain. Share the results through published reports and personal communication.
  • Develop new or requested financial reports and analytics to illustrate key drivers of performance metrics in supply chain.
  • Responsible for global inventory reporting and control including the support of third-party inventory reconciliations and certifications as well as conducting annual test counts where necessary.
  • Drive effective inventory controls related to Non-Working Slow Moving (NWSM), inventory reconciliations, cycle counting, and physical inventories.
  • Maintain a robust finance control environment for Global Supply Chain activities in compliance with corporate policies.
  • Support the annual operating expense budget process and complete forecasting requirements.
  • Support and track Continuous Improvement initiatives, including process optimization, standardization, metrics harmonization, project review and benefit sign-off.
  • Participate in Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) processes to ensure operations connectivity to demand drivers and improvements to spend forecasting.
  • Prepare and submit inventory reports for the Tax department and assist with audit inquiries.
  • Additional duties or special projects as assigned.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited university.
  • 7+ years of accounting or finance experience.
  • Proficiency in SAP and advanced Excel functions required. Experience with BOBJ and Power BI preferred.
  • Strong technical skills in GAAP accounting, financial modeling, and analysis.
  • Effective communicator and team player, with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Proactive, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Prior experience in plant, cost accounting, supply chain or operations finance experience.
  • Travel up to 10%, both domestic and international. 


Perks & Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health 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.

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, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. #LI-HD1

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