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Technology Manager - New Product Development

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Date: Feb 23, 2021

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.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The primary purpose of this role is to manage and develop technical capabilities in people while executing group projects. This role serves as the liaison between the technical and commercial teams with a specific emphasis placed on key innovation projects. This includes the coordination and guidance to navigate technical, operational and or commercial barriers to help successfully commercialize such projects or products to accelerate business growth.


Essential Job Functions:  

  • Manages a technical team, including recruiting, development, coaching and talent management; identifies and develops technical competencies and capabilities
  • Assigns resources and time management based on business priorities
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to develop and execute strategy
  • Engages with internal and external customers to deliver technical products or solutions to market needs
  • Fosters an environment that encourages innovation, including intellectual property adding value to Lubrizol and our customers
  • Uses focused development tools such as PPMP and research databases  to accelerate projects
  • Leads administrative (e.g. budget, capital) projects as needed
  • Promotes safety and ensures compliance to internal and external ethics, regulatory health, safety and environmental policies


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field &/or 10 years of relevant polymeric industry experience
  • Previous managerial experience with direct reporting structure and experience with talent development and coaching
  • Product development skills in polymer industry
  • Processing knowledge with extrusion, injection molding and various polymer processing equipment
  • Decision-making, planning, problem-solving and strategic thinking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent customer service skills and the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Familiarity with analytical testing equipment and methodologies
  • Willingness to travel as needed


Considered a Plus:

  • Experience with PVC or CPVC

Interested in all the great benefits that Lubrizol has to offer? Click Here to Learn About all of Our Benefits!


With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. 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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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

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