Project Manager - Beauty & Home Finished Goods

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Date: Jul 19, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Gava, B, ES, 8850

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Project Manager - Beauty & Home Finished Goods

Job Location: Brecksville, OH or Gava, Spain

Job type: Full-time

Type of role: Hybrid


About Lubrizol

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Project Manager

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the Life Sciences industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.

Our Life Science Finished Goods team is enabling our customers and their consumers to experience innovative, high performing, and clinically proven finished products uniquely designed and customized for the Beauty and premium skin care markets.  As a project manager and key business member of our Finished Goods team, this role works collaboratively across identified external customers and internal resources to plan, lead, drive, and execute customer focused projects, on time and on budget.  Managing fast moving new to market products can be tricky – in order to succeed here, you need to: be comfortable and effective at communicating across a matrix of internal and external teams, own a responsibility for positive business outcomes, lead and navigate during moments of uncertainty, work effectively across technical, manufacturing, and commercial teams.  Your hands on prior experiences using formal project management tools balanced with practical approaches and creativity in problem solving will help ensure these new formulations in their final packaging delight end consumers.


What You'll Do:

  • Serve as the leader of “matrix” project teams accountable for project results and for the implementation of and adherence to all relevant work processes, focused on personal care finished good projects.
  • Coordinate and communicate both internally and externally with cross-functional teams (Technical, R&D, Operations, Logistics, Quality, Regulatory etc.).
  • Understand and consider the value proposition of each project at both the customer and the end consumer to help shape and inform the quality, time, scope and cost of the project charter.  
  • Develop detailed project work plans and critical path timelines for milestones considering resource needs and any external constraints (packaging, tolling, customer inputs, etc).  Negotiate with resource managers; resolve identified resource limitations.
  • Prepare and maintain risk assessments with appropriate contingency plans working to minimize and accommodate unforeseen events and changes.  Effectively use executive stakeholder and change management practices when required.
  • Demonstrate independent decision making and appropriate influence management skills.
  • Communicate effectively to business leadership team on a routine basis on project status, milestones, schedule, and budget adherence.
  • Maintain and improve strong operating mechanisms, including tools and processes, to manage and improve the execution of assigned projects.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Bachelor’s in Science degree, preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience as a project leader/owner managing multiple fast paced projects simultaneously from inception to commercialization
  • Minimum 5 years experience working within a matrix organization, ideally globally
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of project management principles (PMP certification is a plus)
  • Ability to utilize project management software, such as Microsoft Project
  • Outstanding organizational, communication, and project leadership abilities
  • A hands on approach that is motivated by execution/business results while respecting interpersonal relationships
  • Knowledge of consumer packaging is very desirable


Perks and Rewards that Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

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Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together!

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 

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