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Finance Manager, Life Science

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Date: Apr 10, 2018

Location: Brecksville, Ohio, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 38424


Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.  Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.



Duties / Responsibilities

  • Serve as a true “business partner” to the Life Sciences General Manager; serve on business team as an active participant and assist in creating and executing the business strategy.
  • Understand business strategic direction and assist in goal setting with leadership.  Actively participate/lead the strategic planning process.  Get “outside” the numbers.
  • Monitor, interpret, and evaluate financial performance of the business unit.  Research, understand and communicate variances.  Provide timely, concise and actionable information to senior management. 
  • 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.
  • Participate in 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 “liaison” communication to both Lubrizol Advanced Materials segment finance and Lubrizol 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.
  • Up to 10% domestic and international travel.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of accounting
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in varied financial / analytical positions
  • Self – starter with a desire to achieve
  • Experience preparing executive level presentations
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Well – organized; flexibility to handle simultaneous requirements and tight deadlines
  • Able and willing to travel as required

Considered a Plus

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


Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries.  Our  corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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