Footprint Project Manager - Europe

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Date: May 12, 2024

Location: Sant Cugat del Valles, B, ES, 8173 Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN

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 : Footprint Project Manager

Job Location : Hazelwood (UK) or Sant Cugat (Barcelona)

Job type : Permanent

Type of Role : Hybrid


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as Footprint Project Manager!


Unleash Your Potential! At Lubrizol we're transforming the footprint optimization and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with 8000 employees around the world and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team! 


What You'll Do:  
As a Footprint Project Manager for Europe, you'll be at the forefront of our footprint optimization, driving exciting projects and initiatives and will assist in developing a network map for manufacturing facilities and consolidation plans that align with the business. You will be responsible for coordinating multi-disciplinary teams to implement and complete large-scale projects that align with the business strategy and goals for Lubrizol with the objective of optimizing the footprint of Lubrizol in Europe.


What We're Looking For: 
• Responsible for the coordination, implementation, control, and completion of projects, while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments, and goals of Lubrizol.
• Set deadlines, manage work stream owners within different departments, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of project.
• Manage closing plants' projects and closing lab projects.
• Manage product transfer projects both in coordination with plant consolidations and as a separate project.
• Support the Footprint (Network) Director in creation of the network map (an overall classification of sites and plan for consolidation, closing or maintenance)
• With support from manufacturing technology which will select the most effective technologies, create the automation and advanced manufacturing plan which will outline where and when these technologies will be put in place in the remaining plants
• Provide risk/reward trade-off to business groups for decisions 
• Communicate and escalate risks that could impact objectives and deliverables 
Skills That Make a Difference: 
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in engineering or program management  
• Experience in plant closures and product transfers, particularly where customer or regulatory approvals are required 
• Minimum 10 years of combined business and Operations/Manufacturing experience 
• Proven track record of project management experience 
• Expertise in using project management tools such as MS project 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong facilitation capability 
• Exceptional critical thinking skills 
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, outlook, teams, and SharePoint)  
• Ability to be organized, problem solver solution oriented    
• Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a plus
• Chemical experience is an advantage

• Willing to travel 20%-30% mainly in Europe          

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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