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Indirect Sourcing Manager

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Date: Sep 19, 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.

 

 

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Looking for an ideal team player who would report to the CapEx Team Procurement Manager. Responsible for representing Lubrizol to supply base and facilitating the procurement of indirect goods and service. This individual will have accountability to secure a broad range of equipment both domestically and internationally, as well as supplies and services in support of the organization’s objectives and plant operations. In addition, this individual will be responsible for ensuring that relationships between the company and suppliers are maintained in a manner consistent with corporate policies, procedures and quality standards. Perform assignments related to the procurement of goods and services including but not limited to negotiation and purchase of capital equipment, implementation of regional and national agreements, and contracted services required by Lubrizol’s chemical plants. The individual shall work within the framework of the projects with multiple disciplinary teams (maintenance, project engineering, R+D, IT, legal, finance, etc.) to deliver an optimized solution for the total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduce operational risk to manufacturing plants and project engineering team..
  • Perform assignments related to the procurement of goods and services including but not limited to negotiation and purchase of capital equipment, implementation of regional and national agreements, and contracted services required by Lubrizol’s chemical plants. The individual shall work within the framework of the projects with multiple disciplinary teams (maintenance, project engineering, R+D, IT, legal, finance, etc.) to deliver an optimized solution for the total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduce operational risk to manufacturing plants and project engineering team.

 

Primary activities include:

  • Act professionally in all work activities in a legal and ethical manner in compliance with applicable laws and support compliance of all corporate policies and regional/local Health, Safety, Environmental and Security practices.
  • Work closely with Engineering and Maintenance project managers to achieve project objectives while obtaining the highest total value for the corporation.
  • Assist engineering teams in defining commercially viable project scope (functional definition, value analysis) and selection of project execution methodology.
  • Ability to research and identify capable suppliers or contractors and initiate selection, pre-qualification, and approval of new suppliers.
  • Develop, issue, and manage both the internal Request for Information (RFI) and external RFI, Request for Quote, and Request for Proposal processes for the selection of goods and services.
  • Collect, analyze, and assure quality and accuracy of the spend analysis where applicable.
  • Leading multiple cross-functional procurement teams; actively driving procurement standardization and consolidation opportunities.
  • Deliver cost reduction goals through negotiation of unit price, rebates, material substitutions, standardization, consolidation of supply, and/or process improvement.
  • Monitor and gather sourcing trends and market data for assigned spend categories and provide market insight to Procurement manager and judicious buyers.
  • Foster a culture of teamwork with Engineering and Maintenance to achieve the scope, quality, schedule, and the lowest total cost of ownership objectives.

 

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree from an accredited institution in purchasing, supply chain, logistics, finance, accounting, business, economics, engineering or other technical discipline. Extensive experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 5-10 years’ experience leading the procurement portion for capital projects ranging from $100K to $5MM per project in a manufacturing environment.
  • Equipment Sourcing and Purchasing experience. 
  • Contract management and execution.
  • Technical knowledge of the following:
    • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
    • Various project execution methodologies and pricing methods
    • Capital Project Stage Gate Process
    • Process for identifying and pre-qualifying suppliers
    • Negotiation Process and Strategy Development
    • Internal and External RFI and RFQ Process
    • Freight Terms & Incoterms
    • Contract Negotiations
    • Price change indexes / formulas for future purchases
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Able to relate well with individuals at various levels, inside and outside of the organization.
  • Demonstrated negotiation, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite

 

Considered a plus:

  • Proficient with SAP and Ariba
  • APICS/C.P.S.M./C.P.M. certification or work towards designation
  • Master of Business Administration
  • International CapEx Project Experience

 

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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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