Procurement Intern (Summer 2024)

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Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


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.


Procurement Intern 

Full-Time Summer 2024 / Part-Time Remote Fall 2024 & Spring 2025

Summer Term Based out of Wickliffe, OH


What will you gain from this internship opportunity? 

  • Presentation, professional communication, and analytical skills.
  • Extensive training in Microsoft Office, SAP, BOBJ, Ariba, and other valuable software utilized by the company.
  • Overall understanding of corporate and departmental objectives.
  • Work closely with global and regional Sourcing Managers and Procurement Directors.
  • Opportunity to work with Lubrizol’s suppliers.
  • Own, develop, enhance, and implement processes.
  • Work in a team environment to progress initiatives and goals.
  • Access to mentors, planned social events, and educational opportunities.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and interpret analytical reports using SAP, Excel, and other internal tools.
  • Support cross-functional and cross-organizational sourcing initiatives and strategies.
  • Assist in identifying potential areas for cost reduction and vendor harmonization.
  • Improve Operational Excellence by tracking and reporting key processes and metrics to management.
  • Work with departments outside of Procurement such as Finance, Supply Chain, Operations, and Logistics to complete cross-functional tasks.
  • Run analyses to check compliance for key Procurement policies and procedures.
  • Partner with global colleagues to standardize practices and run various analyses.
  • Opportunity to work with Indirect Procurement to develop data, execute, and manage sourcing events in Ariba.
  • Utilize project management skills to execute multiple project tasks simultaneously.


  • This internship spans May 2024 - May 2025. Must be able to work full-time (40 hours per week) during the Summer of 2024 and part-time remote (10-20 hours per week) during the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.
  • Must be currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program from an accredited college or university with an expected graduation date on or after Spring 2024.  We are considering the following majors: Economics, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Logistics, Math/Statistics, and some Technical majors.
  • Rising seniors with GPA at or above 3.0 will be given priority consideration, but we will also consider rising juniors and sophmores.
  • Ability to integrate business acumen with technical skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong PC skills in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must be comfortable dealing with ambiguity and imperfect data.


Benefits of a Lubrizol Intern

  • Rewarding your hard work!
    • Competitive pay
    • Holiday pay for holidays that fall within your work period
  • FUN! We host a variety of events and activities for our students. Past events include a Cleveland Cavaliers game, paid volunteering days, professional development and networking events, and even a picnic hosted by our CEO!



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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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