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Date: Jul 20, 2018

Location: Brecksville, Ohio, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-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. 



Due to high growth and promotions; we are actively looking for a Finance Manager in our global Performance Coatings business; headquartered in Brecksville, Ohio.


Love numbers, but don’t want to be one?

Read what the VP of Lubrizol Advanced Materials said about his time as Finance Director:

“What I like most about the Finance Director role is the ability to make a real impact on the business. When our General Managers engage with their Finance partners, bring them to the strategy table and then listen to them; it is a recipe for success. And, that’s how we got to where we are today. This is a high-visibility, high-involvement, high-return on your investment type of position, and it’s one that we do not take lightly.”

– Greg Jonovich,VP of Finance for Lubrizol Advanced Materials (and, maybe, your next boss)


Duties / Responsibilities

  • Serve as a true “business partner” to the Performance Coatings Business Unit’s General Manager; serve on business team as an active participant and assist in creating and executing the global 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 global 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.
  • Be the finance lead for acquisition projects.
  • Lead /manage/develop financial personnel in US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
  • Coordinate, develop, and analyze 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 10 years of experience in varied financial / analytical positions
  • Proven ability to lead a global finance team to success
  • 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 (due diligence, modeling, integration and strategic planning)


Please visit our Careers’ site to learn more and formally apply!

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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 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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