Lubrizol Supply Chain Coordinator in Bowling Green, Ohio

Supply Chain Coordinator

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-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.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The supply chain coordinator is accountable for managing all logistics operations in the Bowling Green facility. These responsibilities include oversight of providing all raw material, service and hard good buying functions for the Bowling Green plant. This position will also oversee supplier and service provider relations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Adhere to Safety, Quality, and Environmental policies and lead efforts to increase the accountability culture of the plant.

  • Manage Procurement Specialist and Plant Dispatcher

  • Develop supply chain solutions for customers to better meet business needs.

  • Lead cost savings efforts.

  • Manages purchase order creation placing orders with approved vendors.

  • Orders Raw Materials based upon SAP demands.

  • Manages the Supplier Corrective Action process.

  • Ensures alliance agreement compliance.

  • Monitor alliance agreement contractual obligations.

  • Evaluate and approve local vendors.

  • Negotiate agreements with local MRO suppliers and service providers.

  • Negotiate payment and purchasing terms.

  • Create and implement local contracts.

  • Liase between the plant and corporate on large purchase synergies.

  • Manage Vendor Managed Items programs.

  • Manages supplier relations.

  • Overhaul stores purchasing to reduce freight costs.

  • Oversee the local training of purchasing policies and procedures.

  • Provide logistics costing support to business.

  • Carrier management.

  • Provide logistics customer service relationships.

  • Participate as an ISO Internal Audit team member.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business or related field required.

  • Minimum 3-5 years supply chain experience in a plant/manufacturing environment.

  • Previous management experience

  • Computer literate; must be proficient in Excel and Word.

  • Must have strong work ethic, professional attitude, and be detailed oriented as well as reliable.

  • Must have strong problem-solving and multi-tasking skills.

  • Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.


  • Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management

  • Proficiency in SAP

  • Previous experience with Ariba

Bowling Green at is in the heart of culturally rich Northwest Ohio. The Bowling Green community at has a small town feel with big city amenities. There are countless local restaurants and eateries to choose from and a vivacious nightlife with different scenes to fit practically anyone. The city is home to Bowling Green State University where one can not only get a top-notch education, but also attend diverse sporting and entertainment events. Several Northwestern Ohio Universities have competitive athletic teams that make it a great area for sports fanatics to live in. Our facility is in the perfect location for taking a day trip or short weekend trips. To our north is Toledo, home to the Mud Hens baseball team, the Walleye hockey team, and the Huntington Center, a facility known for housing concerts, sporting events, and different event expos or visit the Toledo Zoo or Toledo Museum of Art. To our east is the Sandusky area featuring Cedar Point and Put-In-Bay. Just south of Bowling Green is Findlay, Ohio where one can visit an annual Hot Air Balloon festival and is home to University of Findlay. Interspersed between these areas are many annual festivals, Metro Parks, bike trails and of course the Maumee River and Lake Erie to enjoy. There are attractions in and around Bowling Green to fit everyone’s liking!

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: Toledo

Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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