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Product Specialist

Date: Jan 7, 2019

Location: Midland, Michigan, US, 48642

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

CPI Fluid Engineering, a division of The Lubrizol Corporation, is a world leader in synthetic compressor lubricants. CPI connects the best of both worlds – the production capabilities and technical resources of major equipment and lubricant manufacturers with the flexibility and responsiveness of a service-oriented organization. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together.



Product Specialist


This position with CPI Fluid Engineering, reports to the Product Manager - Refrigeration, with dotted line to the Product Manager – Industrial.  The Product Specialist provides daily and ongoing product support to the Product Management team including monthly and quarterly financial sales, margin tracking and analysis, customer support and quotation assistance, and Sales group assistance as it relates to product issues.  This role requires commercial acumen, intellectual capability to turn complex technical information into viable commercial solutions, and courage to drive and retain value.  


Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Creates and maintains daily, monthly, and quarterly financial analyses for volume and UOI tracking for the Product Management team, including preparation and distribution of reports.
  • Develops and maintains product trend analyses such as Quad 80/20.
  • Assists Product Managers in daily maintenance issues including price list maintenance, customer quotations, and regulatory needs
  • Commercial Owner for projects that support existing products in the market.
  • Support of product development projects, including translating customer inputs into product requirements.
  • Acts as team interface at interdepartmental project meetings where necessary
  • Development of product documentation, technical training & support material (applications notes, training presentations, application success stories, and product data sheets, etc.)
  • Coordination with Product Managers on product line simplification
  • Coordination with PTS & TAS on product specifications


    Requirements – Education, Experience, Skills


  • The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or an engineering related discipline. 
  • A minimum of 2 years of prior experience in combination of technical or industry related Sales, Marketing, or Product Development role. Knowledge of lubrication oils is a plus.
  • Demonstrated track record of effective leadership in past roles
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Financial acumen and analytical capabilities
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to manage many tasks or projects in a fast-moving environment
  • Capable of independent action; takes initiative
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • High-level of proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Professional, Adobe InDesign



Midland, Michigan offers a great quality of life with a mix of small-town America character blended with big-city opportunities.  Our residents enjoy artistic, cultural and recreational opportunities fit for communities many times our size – all with the convenience and charm of a county of 83,000 people.  There is so much more to see and experience right here in Midland County and we invite you to experience this great quality of life that Midland has to offer. 


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.

Nearest Major Market: Midland Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw

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