Product Manager

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Date: 14 Jun 2024

Location: Hazelwood, DER, GB, DE56 4AN Blackley, MAN, GB, M9 8GQ Barnsley, GB, S71 3HW Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, GB, HD2 1YZ

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 www.Lubrizol.com.  

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 Location: Hazelwood, Derby, UK

Job type: Permanent

Type of role: Hybrid

 

 

Join our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Product Manager

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the electrified Driveline 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.

As a Product Manager, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, developing and implementing comprehensive product line strategies to drive the long-term financial health of the product line. You will manage and drive the product life cycle, from ideation to commercialization. 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 the overall competitiveness and profitability of the product line.

What You’ll Do

 

  • Develop and execute the European Driveline electrification strategy for passenger car, commercial vehicle and off-highway. Management of assigned product line(s), including:
    • Ensure volume forecasts are consistent with market trends.
    • Develop pricing strategies that optimize profitability while remaining competitive in the market. Monitor product margins.
    • Monitor product performance and make data-driven decisions to optimize product portfolio, profitability, and market share.
    • Assist Commercial organization on contract management with valuable competitive product, pricing and margin analysis.
    • Provide inputs for the annual profit plan targets setting (volume, revenue, margin) and lead its execution.
  • Develop product positioning, value proposition and messaging to differentiate the product line from competitors. Become the subject matter expert.
  • Liaise with OEMs and customers to develop partnerships, determine product approach and pricing strategy.
  • Work closely with technology to develop, launch, and commercialise new products and provide ongoing product support.
  • Manage the product lifecycle from ideation to product launch and beyond, ensuring on-time delivery and profitability.
  • Collaborate with Operations, Procurement and Supply Chain to manage asset and operational decisions in support of the product line.
  • Collaborate with Strategic Marketing Manager to develop a deep understanding of customer needs, market trends, and competitive landscape to guide product development and positioning.
  • Support implementation of marketing plans to generate awareness and demand for the products.
  • Collaborate with sales teams to provide training and resources to effectively sell the product line.
  • Drive product success and profitability, ensuring the product line meets the needs of target customers.
  • Develop market advocacy strategy, determine key market messages and co-ordinate with other regions as necessary.

What We’re Looking For

A strong product manager should be a well-rounded individual with a combination of technical, market, and business skills, as well as strong communication and leadership abilities.


 

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Marketing, Business Administration, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline.  Candidates with an MBA are desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years of prior experience in combination of Sales, Marketing, technology deployment, or Product Management roles. Experience within the specialty chemicals industry, industrial lubricant market experience is considered a plus
  • Business Acumen: Good understanding of the financial aspects of the product line, including pricing, margins, and profitability. Ability to make sound business decisions based on financial analysis.
  • Leadership and Collaboration: Ability to lead, motivate and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, including R&D, operations, sales, and marketing.
  • Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with a variety of stakeholders, including customers, internal teams, and senior leadership.
  • Market Understanding: Strong understanding of the relevant markets, including customer needs, competitor analysis, and market trends.
  • Technical Knowledge: Good understanding of the technical aspects of the products they are managing, including chemical composition, applications, and manufacturing processes.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to assess and interpret market and financial data and use it to make informed decisions, including tracking and analyzing product performance metrics and market trends.
  • Strong organizational skills: ability to manage and prioritize tasks and projects. Capable of independent action, takes initiative.
     

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 ( Discretionary bonus, Bupa Private Medical Insurance, Wellbeing support, 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), Holiday Purchase Scheme, Very Competitive Pension Scheme, Share Incentive Plan, Free Car Parking on site, Subsidised employee restaurant on site, Employee Assistance Programme)

 

 



 

 

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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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