Indirect Procurement Analyst

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Date: Mar 21, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

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. 


Summary of the Role:

  • Responsible for analyzing data from various sources to support Indirect Procurement efforts such as cost reductions, price management, compliance, category management, bid execution, and supplier management. Will be accountable for specific projects related to key Indirect Procurement performance indicators and metrics. Partners with global Procurement Management, Planners, Finance, Sourcing Managers, and others to support and leverage various initiatives and objectives


Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Execute tasks as an independent self-starter that effectively adapts to changes and organizes activities to deliver expected results on time.
  • Provide analytical and project support for cross-functional and cross-organizational sourcing initiatives.
  • Develop category analytics and market insights to help Procurement manage costs.
  • Effectively collate, interpret, validate, and present data from multiple sources.
  • Work closely with project sponsors to define scope, objectives, and deliverables to complete projects on time.
  • Effectively communicate project related updates to project sponsors.
  • Successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Diligently prioritize projects while keeping in mind importance, value creation, and time commitment.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Develop and implement improvements to existing processes.
  • Prepare and provide presentations to internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work effectively in multifunctional, global teams.


Requirements (Experience, Qualifications, Skills):

  • Bachelor's degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, or a technical degree. 
  • 2+ years of analytics experience.
  • Flexibility to handle simultaneous requirements and tight deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and imperfect data in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to integrate business acumen with technical skills.
  • Excellent analytical, project management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent PC skills in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI, and SharePoint.


Considered a plus:

  • Understanding of negotiating strategy, competitive bid process, source selection, and freight terms.
  • Project experience in a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Strong SAP, BOBJ, or Ariba knowledge. 


What Lubrizol offers:

  • 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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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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

Job Segment: Logistics, Procurement, Supply Chain, Buyer, Project Manager, Operations, Technology

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