Lubrizol Indirect Procurement Manager in Wickliffe, Ohio

Indirect Procurement Manager

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oils at http://www.lubrizol.com/EngineOilAdditives/default.html , driveline applications at http://www.lubrizol.com/DrivelineAdditives/default.html , gasoline and diesel fuel at http://www.lubrizol.com/FuelAdditives/default.html , other transportation related fluids at http://www.lubrizol.com/ViscosityModifiers/default.html and industrial lubricants at http://www.lubrizol.com/IndustrialAdditives/default.html . 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 at http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2016/06/lubrizoltoplargecompanywin.html#incart . Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together at https://www.lubrizol.com/successtogether/ .

Summary of Responsibilities:

Looking for an ideal team player who will take accountability and lead a team of procurement professionals towards a progressive procurement environment that drives value and total cost of ownership for the corporation. This position requires an individual who will lead decisively and explore innovative ideas and diverse perspectives to accelerate success as they also manage a commodity portfolio supporting corporate professional services. These services include, but not limited to, HR Programs, Research and Development, Finance, Legal, Marketing, and Education and Training. This position will also coordinate regionally and globally to leverage spend.

Promotes alignment by understanding and communicating customer needs and requirements throughout the organization. Responsible assisting in implementation of newly adopted procurement policy and compliance. This position will report to North American Indirect Procurement Manager.

Primary activities include:

  • Always act professionally and handle all work activities in a legal and ethical manner in compliance with applicable laws and Lubrizol policies.

  • Develop people through establishment of objectives, assessing their performance and developing plans to increase skills and meet succession needs.

  • Contributes to have equipment and services provided at best total cost of ownership for Lubrizol

  • Negotiate complex supply agreements and contracts.

  • Seek opportunities to leverage global spend.

  • Network with all departments seeking ways to best meet Lubrizol’s objectives.

  • Actively leverage synergies among facilities and regions or within Berkshire Hathaway Leverage Spend Council.

  • Respect and apply all corporate and procurement policies, procedures and strategies.

  • Represent Lubrizol in professional, legal and ethical manner and maintain the integrity of brand

  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers.

  • Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers and clients.

  • Negotiate and monitor contracts and evaluate the quality of service provided.

  • Forecast price trends and developing purchasing strategy their impact on future activities and give presentations about market analysis and possible growth.

  • Evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

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

  • Five to ten years related indirect procurement experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Previous leadership and management experience.

  • Ability to work in a Matrixed organization

  • Strong purchasing knowledge and experience.

  • 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.

  • Proficient with SAP and Ariba.

Considered a plus:

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Social Media Marketing on internal corporate communication sites

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

With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio at http://www.thisiscleveland.com/ , Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio at http://www.globalcleveland.org/ 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 orbiking 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 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: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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