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Senior Manager, External Communications

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Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

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.


Lubrizol is currently looking for an External Communications leader. In this role, you would be responsible for developing and leading external communications to support strategic business goals. Additionally, you will work across Lubrizol’s global business units to organize and execute proactive enterprise-wide and multi-channel media opportunities, including leading the development of content that will influence external stakeholders' perception of the brand and our product offering. This role will also be part of the corporate communications leadership team and will partner closely with colleagues in internal communications and executive communications to develop and deliver cohesive strategies to the organization. Ideally, this role would follow a hybrid working model at our Global Headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, but is also open to remote opportunities anywhere in the US where Lubrizol operates. 


Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic communications counsel to global business and marketing leaders
  • Develop external communications strategies aligned to market needs and local business plans, and work in collaboration with business marketing teams to execute the strategy. Partner with internal and external contacts to advance initiatives related to the Lubrizol Foundation and support other community engagement and government relations initiatives.
  • Lead the creation of written communications, such as executive remarks, talking points, FAQs, media holding statements, news releases, microsite content, and customized executive communications.
  • Prepare leaders for media interviews, presentations, videos, speaking engagements, panel discussions, and other public appearances. Develop strategies to promote Lubrizol experts and showcase our thought leadership globally.
  • Develop proactive and reactive global crisis communication strategies and partner with regional leaders to execute as appropriate.
  • Creates content including but not limited to, customer messaging, regional communications, and social media content.
  • Leads a diverse and global team, understanding generational needs, cultural differences and demonstrating commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Drives team success through coaching and personal development plans - establishes a vision, sets goals, and defines a strategy for achieving established goals and continuously improves the team’s talent position; ensures engagement and alignment of both direct and indirect reports.
  • Partners, influences and gains acceptance of leaders through effective and crisp communications, relevant and insightful analysis, creative thinking and a results orientation.


Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • 7+ years of experience in communications
  • Demonstrated ability to translate highly complex, technical content into concise and impactful stories
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships with senior leaders and influence key stakeholders


Preferred Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business or communications-related field
  • Experience managing and leading a team


Why Lubrizol?

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

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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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