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HR Manager

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Date: Jan 11, 2021

Location: Avon Lake, OH, US, 44012

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


HR Manager – Avon Lake

Lubrizol is looking for a Human Resources Manager that will be responsible for front-line Human Resource leadership at our Avon Lake, Ohio facility. This position provides HR program and strategy execution across a full spectrum of Human Resources services to support operations and business initiatives.


Your essential functions will include:

  • Working with the North America HR team, support the Avon Lake plant to execute HR strategies and initiatives, including but not limited to onboarding, employee hire to retire lifecycle, talent acquisition, training and development, employee engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, strategic workforce planning and other site-specific HR work that is critical to provide effective support
  • Creating and administering Human Resource policies and procedures; conducting investigations, providing counsel and advice to employees and managers on Human Resource polices/practices/procedures
  • Managing day-to-day employee relations activities for the business
  • As a member of the plant leadership team, supporting/directing cultural initiatives as well as serving as a participant and advisor during strategic alignment process
  • Communicating and implementing corporate and global operations Human Resource initiatives
  • Promoting and maintaining a positive and respectful working environment
  • Possessing a continuous improvement mindset; recommending and implementing process improvements
  • Possessing and modeling the organization’s cultural beliefs reflecting a strong emphasis on accountability and measurement of results
  • Providing and analyzing HR data to support recommendations for change
  • Supporting and managing HR systems to ensure legal compliance
  • Leading and completing other miscellaneous projects as necessary


Skills / Experience

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, business or other related discipline
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in an HR partner role with a broad understanding of core HR processes within HR technology & systems, talent management, and total rewards
  • Experience collaborating with a team of HR professionals and plant leadership
  • Coaching, influencing and making sound judgment calls
  • Critical-thinking skills with the ability to think strategically and execute on ideas
  • Solid negotiating and problem-solving skills
  • Thorough decision-making capability
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office and a Human Capital Management system
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel occasionally as needed


Considered a Plus:

  • 3 years’ experience in an HR plant manufacturing environment
  • Experience with SAP/Success Factors
  • HR certification


With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio 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 or biking 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.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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