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Global Product Manager, Beauty

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Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Pedricktown, NJ, US, 8067 Piscataway, NJ, US, 8854 New York City, NY, US, 11379

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.



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Summary of Responsibilities

As a key member of the LifeSciences team, this role enables a newer “business within a business” to help the world Live Better and increase Lubrizol’s technology and presence into the global marketplace of Beauty and Home products.  As the Global Product Manager for our global Finished Goods business, your job is to lead and accelerate sustainable growth by using your business acumen and understanding of operations and optimization of business processes to lead and accelerate sustainable growth.  In this role, you work closely with leadership team to refine and execute the business strategy and required systems, prioritize and enable new opportunities cross functionally, plan for the required operational footprint to execute today and considering the future, and manage the existing products and growth of the portfolio, as well as other departments for assuring the support needed to be successful.

Essential Job Functions  

  • Create and align product line strategy with business strategy, proactively communicate plans and programs to cross functional teams, globally.
  • Establish strong and efficient operating mechanisms, including tools and processes, to track, manage, and execute new growth opportunities for the Finished Good Beauty and Home segments.
  • Enable the business to calculate and then wisely prioritize resources for new target opportunities in consideration of effort required, risk, profitability, and costs. 
  • Provide guidance for product line positioning and pricing.
  • Manage product portfolio and life cycle to maximize growth and financial performance of the product lines.
  • Leads effective global cross functional stakeholder update meetings.
  • Evaluate risk/reward trade-offs.  Communicates timely and effectively about risks that could impact objectives and deliverables. 
  • Negotiate with resource managers; resolve identified resource limitations. Demonstrates independent decision making.
  • Collaboratively implements and grows product portfolio using both internal technologies and strategic external partnerships.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science degree (chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, biology)
  • Minimum 10+ years influencing cross functional teams on large complex projects
  • Minimum 5+ years experience working in both product management and manufacturing roles
  • Experience with managing product lines as a part of the successful commercialization of a finished product as a part of a brand or contract manufacturing organization
  • Demonstrated financial acumen considering both strategic and tactical levels
  • A change agent who has demonstrated successes in leading others through uncertainty
  • Proven in creating, designing, implementing winning business processes – cross functionally
  • Experience with growing new businesses models from early stage into maturity, ideally within an existing matrixed (complex) business
  • Familiarity of finished products within the Beauty and/or Home markets, ideally both B2B and B2C
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Lubrizol Offers Competitive Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and Much More!

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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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