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Global Product Manager

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Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

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.


The Lubrizol corporation has an exciting opportunity for a Global Product Manager who will support our Pharma businesses within Lubrizol’s Life Sciences Health portfolio. As a Global Product Manager, you are accountable for the profitability and growth of our Pharma Excipients global product lines.  You will create and implement (with the respective Market Segment Managers) the overall product line strategy to guide future developments and ensure the continued growth and financial performance of these product lines. 


Essential Job Functions  

  • Work with Market Segment Managers + Regional Commercial Teams to develop global product line strategy that maintains alignment with the business unit, market and technology strategies
    • Develop competitive intelligence programs and the corresponding counter strategies to maintain value, identify key products and focus areas for further value creation in the marketplace Considering raw material inputs and availability, provide guidance for product line positioning and pricing
    • Manage product portfolio and life cycle to maximize growth and financial performance
    • Support development of annual product line trajectory and drive global capacity planning, including representing the business in the CDP (Consensus Demand Planning) initiative
  • Consider and recommend opportunities to grow volume, products, and technology using internal capabilities and strategic external partnerships
  • Provide support for current business, global bids, and new product launches
  • Represent the business during S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) meetings in order to ensure that SCM and Commercial teams are aligned, including making sure that forecasts are updated, and that supply meets demand
  • Champion product line and proactively communicate plans and programs to cross functional teams, globally
  • Align business needs with operations and supply chain to prioritize and maximize service capabilities to customers while identifying ways to minimize overall cost position and risk for obsolescence
  • Support sales teams and customers by coordinating audits and participating in the review of quality agreements


 Skills, Qualifications, Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, chemistry or engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years combined and balanced experience between operations and product management
  • Demonstrated strategy development with global execution using business acumen and quantitative analysis, as shown through exceptional financial results
  • Proven ability to successfully lead – and interface between - cross functional teams through uncertainty and across complex organizational structures
  • This position is located at our global headquarters in Brecksville, OH with occasional travel requirements (~15%)


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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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