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Indirect Sourcing Associate - Information Technology

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Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

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The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

 

This opportunity can be 100% remote

 

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we can deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers' success, delivering efficiency, reliability, or wellness to their end users. 

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

Looking for an ideal team player who will be responsible for representing Lubrizol to suppliers and facilitating the procurement of goods and services. This individual will be accountable for the procurement of indirect Information Technology software, hardware, and professional services in support of organizational and corporate objectives. In addition, this individual will perform a combination of procurement, contract management and vendor performance management duties in a manner consistent with Lubrizol's corporate policies, procedures, and quality standards. Promotes alignment by understanding and informing internal customer needs and requirements throughout the organization. This position will report to the IT Sourcing Manager.

 

Primary activities include:

  • Always act professionally and handle all work activities in a legal and ethical manner in compliance with applicable laws and Lubrizol policies.
  • Negotiate information technology agreements including, but not limited to, software, hardware, network, Device-as-a-Service (DaaS), cloud, Non-disclosure (NDA), master services agreements (MSA) and professional services agreements.
  • Perform procurement administrative tasks such as purchase requisition audits, purchase order management, invoice management and expediting as required. Manage contract renewal process, negotiate contracts, draft commercial terms, manage contract approval (NDAs, MSAs, SOWs, POs, Purchase Requisitions, etc). Collaborate with legal counsel to identify risk and ensure mutually agreed terms and conditions are incorporated into final contracts.
  • Partner with internal customers to identify technical, contract and purchase requirements to meet departmental and corporate needs.
  • Contract management, including updating the ServiceNow contract database, assisting with renewal notifications, price analysis, quality, and service improvement reviews. Conduct RFls (request for information) and RFPs (request for proposals) via the Ariba system to identify best solution and price.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for departmental process improvement, cost avoidance and cost reduction. Perform Vendor Management activities to ensure Lubrizol receives the best service and price from our suppliers. Build and maintain positive relationships with Lubrizol management, internal customers, and suppliers.
  • Respect and apply all corporate and procurement policies, procedures, and strategies. Educate and train others about Lubrizol's procurement policies and processes

 

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Extensive Experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • 3+ years of relevant information technology procurement and contract management experience preferably in a manufacturing environment. Experienced in negotiating IT software, hardware, network, cloud, professional services, and other IT-related contracts, preferred.

  • Vendor Management or Supplier Relationship Management experience. Demonstrated negotiation, analytical, time management and organizational skills

    Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to be a believed advisor to service owners, stakeholders, and senior leadership. Communicate effectively and build strong, sustainable relationships with both internal stakeholders and vendors.

  • Balances time between daily procurement operation activities and strategic planning/projects.

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Ability to work in a matrixed organization

 

Considered a plus:

  • Global IT procurement experience Master of Business Administration
  • APICS/CPSM/CPM. certification or work towards designation Proficient with SAP S/4HANA and Ariba

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.

 

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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