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Sales Director, North America - Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals

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Date: May 24, 2022

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Boston, MA, US, 2135 Hoboken, NJ, US, 7030 New York City, NY, US, 11379 Clifton, NJ, US, 7012 Piscataway, NJ, US, 8854 Harrison, NJ, US, 7029 Clementon, NJ, US, 8021

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.


Location: Remote OR Brecksville Ohio

The Sales Director, North America – Pharma & Nutra is responsible for providing commercial leadership to a team that is accountable for ensuring sustained growth of profitable sales in the North America Region for Pharma (Products – Excipients / Nutra Actives & Services – CDMO). 

Accountabilities will include team Leadership incl. development & succession planning, delivering on regional Sales & UoI targets, Sales & UoI planning / forecasting, management of the opportunity pipeline (incl. development, fine-tuning and ownership of the process from lead generation to revenue recognition), ensuring high levels of customer / market / prospect intimacy, new customer / opportunity acquisition, and in the case of Excipients, management of our Distributor network. Overall goal is to ensure sustained profitable YoY growth and delivering financial results for the region in-line with short- and long-term targets. 

What you will do:  

Work with team consisting of Sales, Business Development and Distribution Managers to:

  • Closely monitor sales/financial performance vs forecast and prior year and take action as needed to ensure we deliver on our financial forecasts
  • Foster a solutions-based, value selling culture with direct reports, customers, and prospects
  • Responsible for achieving targets for regional sales revenue, volume, material margin and gross profit
  • Management of direct accounts, inside sales accounts, and distributors
  • Identify, assess, and secure new sales opportunities – end to end ownership from lead generation to invoicing for both products and services.
  • Constructively engage with other functions to provide superior customer service
  • Work closely with marketing on value based commercial arrangements for our product and service offerings
  • Leading, directing, supporting, managing, motivating and developing the North America sales force and distribution network to meet business goals.
  • Along with the sales force, develop and implement key account strategies.
  • Strengthen customer intimacy with our current account base to defend existing business and develop/close incremental growth opportunities

 What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, chemistry, or engineering. 
  • Minimum of 10 years of sales, marketing or business management / development experience; including:
    • Strong network in the Pharma industry in North America across customer segments (Innovator, generic, OTC / Consumer)
    • Experience in the Pharma ingredients + Drug Product CDMO businesses
    • Demonstrated success at developing and implementing effective business strategies.
    • Successfully demonstrates B2B sales capability
    • Experience in developing comprehensive commercial plans
  • Experience with commercializing of finished dosage forms (either to consumers for a branded product or through BD&L activities) will be a definite plus
  • Travel 50%, mostly domestic.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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