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Senior Manager, Sustainability Strategy - Lubrizol Life Sciences

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Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


Summary of Responsibilities             

The manager for sustainability strategy in Lubrizol Life Science (LLS) is responsible for leading product-specific sustainability matters for LLS.   A key responsibility of this role is to understand the market trends, customer needs and develop effective strategies that put LLS in a leadership position and differentiates us from competitors.   As a business partner to the Global Business Unit (GBU), this role will interact with internal stakeholders, LLS customers and external organizations and agencies to align the goals and activities of the GBU with the applicable sustainability strategies.   This role will lead the global sustainability initiative and development of the sustainability profile of the LLS product portfolio and provide input to commercial, sales, marketing and technical team members in customer contacts on sustainability issues.   This role will serve as a key partner to help with innovation portfolio including expansion of the naturals business and developing sustainability strategies to gain competitive advantage.


Essential Job Functions  


  • Identify sustainability needs related to LLS global commercial priorities and design and lead LLS strategies (internal and external) to address those needs
  • Participate in customer visits to support the sales, marketing, and technical teams on sustainability matters.
  • Demonstrate understanding in the LLS product technology including positive impact on finished products, corporate and LLS driven ESG initiatives that support sustainability and serve as a point of contact for and on behalf of LLS
  • Create LLS sustainable product strategy including development of data, LCAs and critical information as applicable for LLS products
  • Lead collaborative initiative to identify innovation opportunities for LLS to extend its portfolio of sustainable products, including improvement for existing products, the formulation and/or acquisition of new products and technologies
  • Build strategic relationships with key stakeholders across internal business and support functions to enable innovation approach and influence strategic alignment on key program objectives


Skills, Qualifications, Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or related
  • Minimum 7 – 10 years of professional working experience in a corporate environment in the Personal Care industry and leading and driving sustainability initiatives
  • Knowledge of the personal and home care market space, consumer expectations and proven record of significant experience in implementing sustainability strategies for B2C and B2B products
  • Expertise and understanding of the global trends in sustainability including leveraging programs to differentiate products and tie to return on investments
  • Experience with natural ingredients, responsible sourcing and implementation of processes and procedures
  • In-depth knowledge of Science Based Targets (SBTI) and strategy for supplier engagement
  • Strong knowledge and expertise with life cycle analysis, sustainability data requirements and developing product sustainability credentials
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with demonstrated ability to present to and successfully advocate for institutional change.
  • Able to deal effectively with ambiguity, change and uncertainty.
  • Demonstrate influence with internal and external groups.
  • Willing to travel as required.


Lubrizol Benefits

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
Learn more at benefits.lubrizol.com


With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


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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