Lubrizol Global Compliance Classification Analyst in Wickliffe, Ohio

Global Compliance Classification Analyst

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

Title: Compliance Analyst Classification

Status: Exempt

Division: Operations, Global Supply Chain

Reports to: Director COE Global Trade & Transport Compliance

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Compliance Analyst Classification position is responsible for providing Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classifications and support to Lubrizol’s supply chain operations on a global basis. This position coordinates with regional classification resources to ensure Lubrizol has a consistent classification process. Tariff classification includes raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods. Classification functions impact compliance with governmental laws and regulations. The position is responsible for evaluating global Free Trade Agreement (FTA) qualifications based on chemical reaction and blend rules.

Responsibilities :

  • Classification of raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods for LZA, LZAM and LZOS divisions.

  • Maintains global database of HTS classifications including supporting documentation subject to customs audit.

  • Supplies SAP master data specialist with HTS codes

  • Audits SAP data and global classifications for consistency

  • Responds to government agency, customer, and regional inquiries regarding classification defense/support.

  • Monitors SAP and provides timely release of order blocks related to missing commodity code

  • Qualifies materials for FTA participation based on chemical reaction and blend rules

  • Identifies and communicates to the business opportunities for cost savings related to tariff engineering

  • Obtain Customs’ rulings as necessary

  • Project support as required from Director of Global Compliance

Skills, Experience, and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biology.

  • Demonstrated research, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Experience in SAP

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Self-sufficient and able to execute a variety of priorities simultaneously with minimal supervision

  • MS office Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects or activities

  • Communication, verbal and written

  • Ability to interpret and apply multiple regulatory agency requirements

  • Collaboration


  • HTS Classification including the ability to apply General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs), research and interpret Customs rulings for determining the proper classification for chemicals

  • Lubrizol chemistry background

  • SAP GTS experience

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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