Sustainability Projects Leader

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Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Sustainability Projects Leader

Job Location: Brecksville, OH 

Job Type: Full-time

Type of Role: Hybrid


About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Sustainability Projects Leader

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the beauty and home care industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

The Sustainability Projects Leader in Lubrizol Life Science (LLS) is responsible for driving the integration of  sustainable practices including supplier participation, traceability data and collaborative initiatives across functional areas for our nature-based products and ingredients.  This role involves developing and executing long-term strategies and driving change internally to meet customer sustainability needs.  A successful candidate will have experience working collaboratively with other functions, including corporate procurement, supply chain, marketing, and product management. The sustainability projects leader will collaborate and assist global and regional product and business management in implementing best practices, certifications  and sustainability initiatives to meet customer needs for ingredient traceability and transparency in supply chain. This role will help LLS develop the infrastructure and process to ensure ingredient traceability including management of confidentiality and supplier contractual obligations in addressing requests from customers. This position will serve as a key partner to understand the market trends around sustainability and traceability and develop effective strategies that differentiates us from competitors.  


What We're Looking For: 

  • Participate and support execution of LLS sustainability strategy for nature-based product portfolio
  • Monitoring and execution of mapping of feedstocks and sourcing knowledge for natural feedstocks
  • Implement best practices, procedures & systems to enhance sustainability data collection and data integrity
  • Strategically work with corporate supply chain function on data assimilation/reporting process to meet the LLS needs for traceability and reporting
  • Work with innovation team on proactive assessment of supply chain sustainability credentials (biodiversity, deforestation free, traceability etc.).
  • Lead and manage third party certifications (RSPO, COSMOS, NaTrue, etc.).
  • Serve as primary contact for certifications, traceability and ingredient sustainability information.
  • Lead and develop strategies for disclosure and transparency initiatives driven by third party certification agencies, governments & key customers
  • Assess and recommend collaborative initiatives with NGO (s) to develop sustainable sourcing programs with positive impact on local communities and environment
  • Understand sustainability attributes of LLS products including their impact on finished products.


Skills That Make a Difference: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Engineering, or related science discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience in sustainability, regulatory, and/or sourcing/traceability preferred.
  • Experience in botanicals, feedstocks for biopolymers, fermentation derived ingredients for beauty/food industry is a plus!
  • Third party certifications for sustainable sourcing is preferred.
  • Understanding and willingness to learn about global sustainability trends/requirements for products in beauty, personal care sector related to traceability and transparency initiatives, biodiversity regulations etc.
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrate influence with internal and external groups.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

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

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Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities. 

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. #LI-HD1

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