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Business Development | Product Manager, Industrial

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Date: 13-Sep-2022

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.


Product Manager | Industrial Business Development



The Product Manager is a member of the Industrial Business Development team with the responsibilities for identifying and analyzing viable opportunities and projects for transformational growth, creating and enhancing the Value Propositions to win in current and future markets.


The successful candidate will oversee the conception, analysis and implementation of internal projects for all the business development managers Operating mostly in the 18-60 months horizon and will support the development of marketing plans, encompassing the development of meaningful value propositions, segmentation, value chain analysis, geographical and segment participation strategies, the analysis and assessment of Lubrizol’s competitive strengths and challenges, evaluating the capabilities of the competition, reviewing the global market to determine and anticipate customer needs and determining, in collaboration with Lubrizol's technology group, improved and new product offerings.


Accountable for developing marketing projects to support Industrial growth in current and future markets in support of LZA Industrial UOI growth targets. 


The successful candidate will

  • Build business models, value propositions, and prototypes that lead to sustainable competitive advantages and UOI growth
  • Oversee the conception, analysis, and implementation of internal projects for all the business development managers
  • Development and implementation of internal and external processes and systems that deliver efficient and effective results to our business
  • Constantly scan the environment, analyzing industry trends and assessing business impact 
  • Manage high-impact, global market research projects. Identifying end user needs and unmet market opportunities through a lead-user analysis methodology
  • Provide analysis and interpretation of research to the stakeholders to highlight impacts to the business and the opportunities/threats presented
  • Work in close partnership with the Sales Team and the Global OEM liaison to develop and maintain a robust front-end innovation pipeline based on end-users and customers’ needs
  • Collaborate with Industrial M&A team to evaluate new markets, profile target companies and participate in due diligence activity. 

Key Skillsets

  • Quick learner with excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Ability to gain a quick overview of the market, key players and the general technology 
  • Excellent team player with leadership skills
    • Ability to influence team through thought leadership or actual team leadership 
    • Ability to develop rapport with key internal team players and stakeholders/management and customers  
  • Ability to develop market insights for business segment and translate them into definable business opportunities.
    • Understand market trends, key players and addressable market size
  • Creative thinker who can understand competitive landscape and core competencies of our company to develop sustainable and differentiated strategies
  • Familiarity with the Marketing Plan Process in a B2B environment


To be successful you will have: 

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Marketing/ Business Administration/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering or engineering related discipline.
  • A minimum of 2+ years of prior experience in combination of Sales, Strategic Marketing, or Product Management roles in a global business. 


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including discretionary annual bonus, competitive pension scheme and private medical cover.

Lubrizol will support you to develop your own skills and progress as part of a global organisation.

Together, we are Lubrizol: Where science excels, and people make a difference


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.  We are talented people working together to solve problems and improve lives through science. We are making a difference, and we will never stop pushing to do it better.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely based on their relevant merits and abilities.



The European marketing and technical centre Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe. 

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City centre.  With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes.  Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of ‘the city of festivals!’) an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless.  If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.

You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities.  We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

There is something for everyone who lives and work here……

To learn and see what it is like to work here at Lubrizol Hazelwood, please view our video.

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