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Procurement Project Team Supervisor

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Date: Feb 17, 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.




  • Are you ALL IN to help Lubrizol achieve at least 3% annual growth in Operating Income?
  • Are you looking to add “Supervisory Experience” to your resume?
  • Are you interested in greatly expanding your internal network across the organization?


Job Mission


This position supervises a team of individuals in support of the Global Procurement Organization. The project team is responsible for a diverse portfolio of activities including identifying opportunities for improving and standardizing procurement processes, managing cross functional process improvement projects, routine reporting to internal customers, data mining in SAP and BOBJ, resolution of invoicing issues, and general administration of SAP records.  This position reports to the Procurement Director of Process Improvements.


Key Job Accountabilities


  • Supervise a team comprised of project managers, project analysts, purchasing associates, and undergraduate interns - team members are located at Brecksville, OH and Wickliffe, OH sites.
  • Build collaborative relationships with Global Supply Chain organization and other internal customers
  • Identify opportunities for improving cross-functional processes which will result in cost savings, faster response, better communication and/or increased accuracy.
  • Manage projects including leadership of cross functional teams
  • Manage contract rebates in compliance with SOX requirements
  • Create monthly global raw material forecast and communicate trends to key stakeholders
  • Extract data from enterprise systems in support of process improvement efforts
  • Support the key procurement functions of Raw Materials; Custom Manufacturing; and Equipment, Supplies & Services with market research, data analysis, bid packages, and e-sourcing
  • Train and coach team members, including Performance and Career Management
  • Administer salary program for team members
  • Annual cost center budgeting and management of expenses
  • Occasional business travel to Brecksville and/or other plant sites


    Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of (5) five years' procurement experience
  • Minimum of (2) years' supervisory experience
  • Desire and ability to recruit, coach and develop new talent for the organization
  • Ability to interact and build relationships with key internal stakeholders including Global Supply Chain, Business Segments, Operations, Finance, and Legal
  • Ability to analyze and understand cross-functional processes to identify areas for improvement
  • Ability to standardize business processes and procedures and implement change.
  • Working knowledge of SAP systems with ability to mine data from SAP and BOBJ and identify trends
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated project management skills - defining scope, developing a plan and timely execution
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple, competing projects within resource constraints
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills
  • Self starter, team oriented
  • Ability to travel as business requires
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, advanced Excel skills



    Considered a Plus

  • Experience with managing people
  • MBA
  • Experience with procurement, supply chain and/or logistics



    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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