Senior Business Director Engineered Polymers EMEAI (m/f/d)

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Date: 2 Jul 2024

Location: Hamburg, DE, 22113 Delfzijl, NL, NL9936 Ritterhude, DE, D27721 Westerlo Oevel, BE, 2260 Brussels, Brussels (Capital), BE, 1160 Montmelo, ES

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

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 recognise unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 


Job Title: Senior Business Director Engineered Polymers EMEAI (m/f/d)
Job Location: The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium or Spain
Job Type: Permanent
Type of role: Hybrid


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Senior Business Director Engineered Polymers EMEAI (m/f/d)!

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the engineered polymers market 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:

As a Senior Business Director EMEAI (m/f/d), you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, driving the regional growth strategy to deliver profitable and sustainable business growth. This entails driving sales team effectiveness, developing growth pipelines by taking a customer-centric approach and closely working with supply chain, procurement, R&D, and manufacturing stakeholders to achieve business objectives and deliver on financial target. Reporting into the Vice President of Engineered Polymers you’ll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Your work will directly impact Lubrizol’s success by owning profit & loss for the region Europe, Middle East, Afrika and India (EMEAI).


What We're Looking For:

  • Drive revenue, optimize spend and ensure continued profitable growth of the EMEAI Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) business.
  • Identify, scope and manage multiple strategic projects relative to Sales and New Business Development (NBD).
  • Own the EMEAI business pipeline and align Sales and NBD to match or overcome Lubrizol’s strategic plan targets.
  • Develop and maintain a view of market dynamics in the industry, including ongoing evaluation of opportunities to create new value.
  • Influence and gain acceptance of leaders internal and external to Lubrizol through effective communication, relevant and insightful analyses, and creative thinking.
  • Lead, manage and coach the EMEAI Sales and NBD organization - create a vision, set goals, and define a strategy for achieving objectives and continuously improve the team’s talent position.
  • Facilitate business problem solving through establishing strategic context, developing structured hypotheses, performing detailed analyses, synthesizing insights, and aligning to execution plans, leading to recommendations to senior management.
  • Develop economic models to evaluate new business initiatives or in support of understanding the size, growth, and evolution of markets in which we do business, doing so with imperfect data.
  • Establish strong relationships with industry experts and customers, proactively supporting the commercial team in identifying new opportunities and expanding our value proposition and market influence.
  • Serve as part of the Engineered Polymers Leadership team, providing input on strategic business issues.


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Graduated in Polymer Technology, Material Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or adjacent field (preferred)
  • 8+ years of business leadership experience working across large, cross-functional teams in a global organization.
  • 3+ years in a role with direct responsibility and accountability for business profitability, with demonstrated ability to evaluate and execute opportunities which improve business results.
  • 3+ years of experience effectively leading a team to accomplish results. Proven results in talent development.
  • Knowledge or experience in the plastics industry and experience in leading marketing research/competitive analysis would be a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence executive decision making on decisions with significant impact to bottom line.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Develop your professional career with a highly respected, industry-leading, multinational company that is part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  • Become part of a culture that is based on accountability and empowerment and which values diversity and inclusivity.
  • A competitive remuneration and benefits package



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 ethnic origin, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other characteristic. 

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