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Date: Jun 14, 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.


We currently have career opportunity for an Innovation Project Manager in our Brecksville, Ohio location supporting our CPVC Piping Systems and Materials business. The primary purpose of this role is executing growth projects and serving as the liaison between the technical and commercial teams. The role involves business project management with specific emphasis placed on key innovation projects. This includes the coordination and guidance to navigate technical, operational and or commercial barriers to help successfully commercialize such projects or products to accelerate growth for the business.


What you will do:

  • Using project management best practices, independently develop and execute projects and actively manage project update meetings.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to understand their technical expectations.  Use learnings to develop project and product development plans consistent with stakeholder expectations.
  • Effectively manage multiple key business growth projects simultaneously. This includes project updates, identifying roadblocks and proposed solutions when possible.
  • Effectively communicate status reports on projects and customer activities to management and stakeholders through timely and comprehensive reporting and presentations.
  • Collaborate and communicate needs to help guide projects through the manufacturing authorization (MA) process and early stages of commercialization.
  • Act as an integral member of the team, by developing excellent and effective working relationships with the technical, commercial, manufacturing and demand creation teams.
  • Drive standard work, process excellence, and discipline within the project management organization
  • Systems management: maintain key NPD systems (CHAMP, PPMP) and processes as well as Power BI reports related to cost, spend, and innovation results  
  • Be an agent of change for the organization
  • Drive innovation and ideation process to generate new ideas for the pipeline
  • Position is an individual contributor role


What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in relevant technical discipline. Engineering preferred. Alternatively, Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in business with technical acumen.
  • MBA or Advanced Degree a plus.
  • Project Management or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus.
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to work effectively in multifunctional, global teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and familiarity with SharePoint and Power BI.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a technical or commercial role
  • Ability to travel up to 20%, both domestic and possibly international, as required.



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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