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Lubrizol Sourcing Manager - Buyer CAPEX in Brecksville, Ohio

Sourcing Manager - Buyer CAPEX

Summary of Responsibilities:

This is an indivudal contributor role (no direct reports)

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 both domestically and internationally, as well as supplies and services in support of the organization’s objectives and plant operations. In addition, this individual will be responsible for ensuring that relationships between the company and suppliers 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 purchase of capital equipment, implementation of regional and national agreements, and contracted services required by Lubrizol’s chemical plants. The individual shall work within the framework of the projects with multiple disciplinary teams (maintenance, project engineering, R+D, IT, legal, finance, etc.) to deliver an optimized solution for the total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduce operational risk to manufacturing plants and project engineering team.

Primary activities include:

  • 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 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 suppliers or contractors and initiate selection, pre-qualification and approval of new suppliers.

  • Develop, issue and manage both the internal Request for Information (RFI) and external RFI, 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.

  • Deliver cost reduction goals through negotiation of unit price, rebates, material substitutions, standardization, consolidation of supply, and/or process improvement.

  • Monitor and gather sourcing trends and 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.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree from an accredited institution in purchasing, supply chain, logistics, finance, accounting, business, economics, engineering or other technical discipline.

  • Minimum of ten years’ experience leading the procurement portion of major capital projects > $5M per project in a manufacturing environment.

  • International Equipment Sourcing and Purchasing experience

  • Technical knowledge of the following:

  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

  • Various project execution methodologies and pricing methods

  • Process for identifying and pre-qualifying suppliers

  • Negotiation Process and Strategy Development

  • Internal and External RFI and RFQ Process

  • Freight Terms & Incoterms

  • Contract Negotiations

  • Price change indexes / formulas for future purchases

  • 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

Considered a plus:

  • Proficient with SAP and Ariba

  • APICS/C.P.S.M./C.P.M. certification or work towards designation

  • Master of Business Administration

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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