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Date: Feb 15, 2018

Location: Wickliffe, Ohio, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oilsdriveline applicationsgasoline and diesel fuelother transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together. The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise, testing confidence, supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together.




Job Mission

Looking for an ideal team player who would report to the Procurement Site Manager.  Responsible for representing Lubrizol to supply base and facilitating the procurement of indirect goods and service. This individual will have accountability to procure a broad range of equipment, supplies and services in support of organization objectives and plant operations.   In addition, this individual will be responsible for ensuring that relationships between the company and vendors 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 implementation of regional and national agreements, purchase of capital equipment, and contracting services required by Lubrizol’s chemical plants nationally. The individual shall work within the framework of the projects with multiple disciplinary teams (maintenance, project engineering, IT, legal, finance, etc.) to deliver an optimized solution from the total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduce operational risk to manufacturing plants and project engineering team.


Key Job Accountabilities


  • 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 and planners 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 vendors or contractors and initiate selection, pre-qualification and approval of new vendors
  • Develop, issue and manage both the internal RFI and electronic Request for Information, 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.
  • Identify value creation opportunities for internal customers i.e. sourcing globally
  • Deliver cost reduction goals through negotiation of unit price, rebates, material substitutions, standardization, consolidation of supply, and/or process improvement.
  • Communicate, follow-up and maintain the commercial agreements in his/her portfolio
  • Negotiate spot purchases and agreements; enter, monitor, maintain and check compliance purchase orders and contracts in SAP
  • Maintain files and communicate non-conformance issues to the internal customer and to vendors.


  • Maintain Vendor Management Programs to help manage vendors and contractor’s relationships to ensure Lubrizol’s deliverables are met and as part of the program to utilize the SCAR toolset as appropriate.
  • Resolve issues relating to risk, schedule, total cost of ownership and invoice verification and processing as required.
  • Gather market data for assigned spend categories and provide market insight to Procurement manager and strategic buyers
  • Foster a culture of team work with Engineering and Maintenance to achieve the scope, quality, schedule, and the lowest total cost of ownership objectives.
  • Educate project team members on Lubrizol’s procurement policies and procedures
  • Assist Engineering and Maintenance in the control of spend and build a culture focused on sustainable procurement cost savings


Ideal Candidate Profile


  • 4-year college degree from an accredited institution in supply chain, logistics, finance, accounting, business, economics, engineering or other technical discipline.
  • Five to ten years related indirect procurement experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work in a Matrixed organization
  • Strong purchasing knowledge and experience.
  • 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
  • Proficient with SAP and Ariba

Considered a plus:

  • APICS/C.P.S.M./C.P.M. certification or work towards designation
  • Social Media Marketing on internal corporate communication sites
  • Master of Business Administration



Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account


With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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