Project Manager

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Date: Apr 13, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

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.

This position enables Lubrizol Life Science’s (“LLS”) Beauty and Home businesses to drive sustainable growth by taking a critical leadership role in managing and executing the organization’s top priority innovation projects.  Managing innovation projects can be tricky – in order to succeed here, you need to be able to: bring clarity to ambiguity; provide analysis to drive decisions based on tangible indicators of a project’s success; and, build and manage relationships across a complex, global and matrix organization (working with technical, marketing, and commercial teams).

 More specifically, as the LLS project manager, your job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the identified strategic Beauty and Home projects. You will organize and lead multi-functional project teams and will work closely with business and technical leadership team members to: identify the scope and direction of each project; ensure projects maintain scope and timelines; and, increase the effectiveness of the project management processes to improve innovation success rate. 


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 within the Beauty and Home business segments.
  • Define business results expected from each project with an understanding of the value proposition for each project (risk/returns), including the marketing plans (positioning, placement, pricing and promotion), and expressing results in terms of quality, time, scope and cost.  
  • Maintain and improve strong operating mechanisms, including tools and processes, to manage and improve the execution of assigned innovation projects.
  • Develop project plans and implementation plans, including project risk assessments and contingency plans to allow for and accommodate unforeseen events and changes in strategy.
  • Evaluate risk/reward trade-offs; communicates timely and effectively about risks that could impact objectives and deliverables.  
  • Negotiate with resource managers; resolves identified resource limitations. Demonstrates independent decision making.
  • Communicate effectively to business leadership team on a routine basis on project status, milestones, schedule, and budget adherence.
  • Improve project management competency within LLS through coaching.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university(Bachelor’s in Science degree, preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience in project leadership for large complex projects, with preference for leading projects from innovation to commercialization
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working within a matrix organization
  • Strong fundamental knowledge in project management principles (PMP certification is a plus)
  • Ability to utilize project management software, such as Microsoft Project
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Change Management mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills



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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