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Project Manager

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Date: Sep 20, 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.


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. 


Essential Job Functions:

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


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Bachelor’s in Science degree, preferred)
  • Minimum 7 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
  • A change agent who is execution/results driven
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills



What Lubrizol offers:

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



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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