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Date: Apr 6, 2018

Location: Brecksville, Ohio, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 36181

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Estane® Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


Summary of Responsibilities

As the Program Manager, you will be accountable for planning, coordinating, and documenting all aspects of multiple strategic Engineered Materials innovation projects. You will work closely with leaders from all functional departments to define project scope, budget and resource requirements, identify and secure external development partners as necessary, and establish and meet milestones to ensure success. The program manager will report to the Director of Global Business Development.


What You Will Do

  • Lead or support the development of business cases on assigned projects, translating business needs into project goals.
  • Define and track results expected from each project in terms of scope, time, risk, quality, and cost.
  • Develop detailed project work plans, timelines, resource requirements, budgets, and risk mitigation pathways.
  • Work closely with resource managers to resolve conflicts.
  • Identify and overcome internal technical capability gaps through formal collaborations with external developmental partners, including universities and businesses.
  • Lead the “matrix” project team in overall project execution, providing daily guidance to team members.
  • Prepare for and lead the team through formal stage-gate project reviews.
  • Establish metrics and strong operating mechanisms to track progress, proactively identify and address obstacles and risk.
  • Chair and coordinate the timely communication of project status to key stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned, as the organization and business evolves.
  • Champion project management excellence across the organization through the regular use of best practices.



What You Will Need

  • Bachelors of Science degree or higher in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, or biology
  • Minimum 5+ year experience in leading complex, cross-functional, innovation projects within the materials industry
  • Demonstrated success in building working relationships across all functions and geographic regions and influencing with indirect authority
  • Strong inner drive and independent decision-making skills
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time, domestically and internationally
  • PMP certification and MBA or equivalent commercial experience preferred




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

With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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