Lubrizol Supply Chain Manager, Transportation, Warehousing & Analytics in Brecksville, Ohio
Supply Chain Manager, Transportation, Warehousing & Analytics
Title: Supply Chain Manager, Transportation, Warehousing & Analytics
Reporting to: Global Supply Chain Director, Lubrizol Advanced Materials (LZAM)
Subordinates: A team of 10 experienced professionals
Job Grade: Flexible (commensurate with experience)
An excellent opportunity to lead, coach and develop an experienced customer-facing team while gaining valuable experience in Lubrizol Advanced Materials (LZAM) Supply Chain across all Business Units and driving supply chain analytics as a competitive advantage.
Manage the LZAM Transportation and Warehousing execution team in North America.
Manage all inbound logistics, outbound logistics (including exports) and warehousing activities for LZAM North America with a strong focus on customer experience.
Develop supply chain analytics as a strong capability, using advanced tools, to identify value leaks and help leverage efficiencies across LZAM supply chain.
Provide leadership to strengthen LZAM value proposition by identifying and resolving issues related to our transportation and warehousing operations.
Provide timely and high-quality response to requests and feedback from internal and external customers.
Drive continuous improvement of the value and quality of our transportation and warehousing services by collaborating with the relevant cross-functional teams (such as logistics procurement) and supporting improvement projects as needed.
You are part of the LZAM Global Operations Team.
Drive a culture of safety, reliability, efficiency and superior customer experience.
Coach and develop the members in the team to achieve mutual success for the employees and Lubrizol.
Be accountable for the safe and reliable performance of all inbound logistics, outbound logistics and warehousing activities for LZAM North America.
Collaborate closely with the commercial organization and operations functions (such as procurement) to optimize the return on our investment in transportation and warehousing.
Reduce LZAM’s exposure to risks in the area of transportation and warehousing through the recognition of trends, root cause analysis, and the implementation of preventive measures.
Ensure standardization of business processes in transportation and warehousing, collaborating with counterparts in other regions and relevant functions.
Build collaborative relationships between different functional areas to provide a consistent and timely response to customer inquiries.
Initiate and lead projects to help LZAM achieve improved customer satisfaction as it relates to transportation and warehousing services.
Be accountable for developing supply chain analytics into a strong competitive advantage for the LZAM supply chain organization.
Ensure disciplined use of the SAP ERP system and standard business processes in your area of responsibility.
Support the implementation of supply chain standard service offerings as designed.
Manage stakeholder communication and expectations.
Develop reports and compelling analyses to support the commercial teams and operations.
Requirements – education, experience, skills
Degree in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, supply chain, logistics, business)
Minimum 10 years of experience in supply chain and logistics
Strong people management experience
Proven analytical skills, especially in the supply chain domain
SAP proficiency (including BW, BOBJ)
Passion for excellence and continuous improvement, with a strong focus on customer service
Strong communication and presentation skills
Persistence and discipline, with a drive for results
Strong financial acumen
Considered a plus
Experience working with global teams in multinational companies
Experience in the chemicals industry
Advanced educational qualifications (e.g. MBA)
Experience in marketing, product management, customer service or sales
APICS certification (e.g. CPIM, CLTD, CSCP)
Knowledge of specialty chemicals product portfolio / applications / technology
Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
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