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Finance Manager, Estane

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Date: Mar 2, 2023

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

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. 


Lubrizol is currently seeking a driven and influential Finance Manager for Estane Engineered Polymers, part of our Lubrizol Advanced Materials (LZAM) business segment. In this role, you will provide financial support for our LZAM Estane business leaders, including providing insightful financial analysis of business operating costs, financial performance, and strategic planning. This role will be based out of our corporate headquarters, in Brecksville, OH, following a hybrid working model. 


What you will do: 

  • Serve as a true business partner to the Estane Engineered Polymers Business Unit’s General Manager (GM). Serve on business leadership team (LT) as an active participant and assist in creating and executing the business strategy.
  • Understand strategic business direction and assist in goal setting with leadership.  Actively participate/lead the strategic planning process, and provide insightful analysis and actionable recommendations.
  • Monitor, interpret, and evaluate financial performance of the business unit.  Research, understand and communicate variances and ensure accurate financial statements.  
  • Responsible for interim P&L forecasts as required.  Proactively track orders and integrate information from manufacturing plants, sourcing & supply chain, operations finance, segment accounting, etc. to forecast near-term results.  Track forecasting accuracy and identify ways to improve the process.
  • Partner with GM and LT to provide financial analysis and guidance for business development projects.
  • Lead /manage/develop financial personnel in US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
  • Assist in the coordination, development, and analysis of the annual operating plan and long-range forecasts. 
  • Provide communication to both LZAM & corporate finance; support the Lubrizol Advanced Materials quarterly business review process.
  • Work with the commercial team on sales proposals, product pricing and terms and negotiations.
  • Work with director of technology to establish metrics and reporting to assist with investment decisions.  Be an active participant in decision board discussions. 
  • Special projects as assigned.


What you need: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited university
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of accounting
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in varied financial / analytical positions
  • Motivated team player, with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Ability to concisely contextualize financial information, and provide analysis in a variety of ways (one on one meetings, written reports, formal presentations, etc)
  • Able and willing to travel domestic and international, up to 10%


What will put you ahead:

  • CPA and/or MBA or equivalent
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with acquisitions (strategic planning, modeling, due diligence, and integration)



What Lubrizol offers:

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

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If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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