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Director of Product Management

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Date: May 17, 2019

Location: Cleveland, Ohio, 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.

 

The Director of Product Management is a newly created position that will lead the global product management team as they accelerate profitable growth of the active and functional ingredient product portfolio in the Lubrizol Life Science (LLS) group.  LLS provides products and solutions for the Beauty, Home and Health markets.  This person will also be a key partner with our agile team which will help us grow via new business models, acquisitions and expansion of our portfolio into natural ingredients.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record in accelerating profitable growth for a product portfolio greater than $500 million, be passionate about coaching and developing teams and relish the challenge of delivering results in a fast-paced environment.   

 Essential Job Functions  

  • Manage and coach a team of global and regional product managers for LLS. 
  • Build our product management team capabilities in and establish standard work for:
    • Development of product strategies
    • Product positioning and pricing
    • Product line simplification and life cycle management
    • Competitive intelligence
    • Product road map and project portfolio to support growth
  • Develop integrated product line strategy for rheology that is aligned with the business unit, market and technology strategies
  • Champion product management function and proactively communicate plans and programs
  • Partner with operations and other functional leaders to deliver superior service and quality for our customers
  • Streamlines policies and processes that support growth across LLS

Success Profile:

  • Leverage your diverse experiences to further efficiencies and lead the team meet product growth profitability products
  • With your excellent communication skills, you effectively work in a matrixed environment
  • Ability to lead a team that can successfully engage across the organization and collaborate with other key functions to lead new and existing product strategies
  • Create balance between tactical and strategic priorities

 Skills, Qualifications, Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, chemistry or engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of product management experience and 8 years combined experience in other functions such as operations, commercial and technical roles. 
  • Experience leading a product manager team and development of team members
  • Global, strategic, and business acumen, demonstrated through exceptional financial results
  • Experience leading cross functional teams
  • Preferred but not required:
  • Experience in beauty, home or health markets

 

Ability to travel domestically and internationally

 

  • MBA a plus

     

    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.

 

 

Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account

 

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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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