Business Innovation Manager, Premium Personal Care

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Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Gava, B, ES, 8850

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Location: Brecksville, OH

Job type: Full-time

Type of role: Hybrid

About Lubrizol  

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Business Innovation Manager, Premium Personal Care

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the personal care industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


Lubrizol’s Life Science business is a pioneering force across Beauty, Home and Health, dedicated to advancing innovation and sustainability. We are seeking a visionary Business Leader to spearhead our accelerator program, designed to enable premium personal care brands to reach new heights. This role demands a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of the premium skincare market and a passion for recognizing and engaging with successful emerging brands. 


You Will Be Accountable For:

  1. Strategic Leadership:
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for your business within our overall beauty business, aligned with the company’s vision and growth objectives.
    • Establish and secure strong and efficient business level operating mechanisms that deliver profitable growth based on current state. 
    • Enable your direct reports to effectively prioritize and deliver new target opportunities in consideration of fit to business model balancing effort required, risk, profitability, and costs.
  2. Commercial Acumen:
    • Know what it takes for target customers to create and launch new products and brands.
    • Collaboratively work with an existing commercial team as a sales champion for your business.
    • Conduct prospecting and new business development activities, ensuring a sufficient and robust opportunity pipeline exists.
    • Working with our marketing team to understand and identify trends, opportunities, and competitive dynamics within the personal care sector. 
    • Monitor and benchmark the progress of participating brands, providing final product guidance aligned with company capabilities to support their continued growth.
  3. Global Scope:
    • Understand unique market drivers and consumer behaviors across different countries and cultures and adapt a business model accordingly.
    • Create, manage annual operating plans and budgets for the business, global team.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including global partners, distributors, suppliers, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively and cross-functionally with global teams.


What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Chemistry/Biology, or a related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in a leadership role within the personal care industry.
  • Strong understanding of the premium beauty care market, including trends, consumer behavior, and competitive landscape.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing business strategies that drive growth and innovation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
  • Energized by building/scaling a new to company business initiative.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Heath Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

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Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together!

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 


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