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Synthesis & Application Development Manager

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Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Montmelo, ES

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize 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. 



  • Identify potential applications and marketing opportunities, build the synthesis and application development platforms
  • Define the planning and prioritization of projects and manage the execution of the plan in line with Estane EP’s project guidelines, ensure that project objectives, deliverables, and milestones are met, within the agreed budget, timeline and quality standards
  • Create understanding of a range of relevant applications, Thermoplastics TPU processing/converting technologies; Generate technical value propositions and create commercial opportunities; Translate application requirements into product specifications of existing products or new direction for product development
  • Position Estane products in the market by supporting branding & promotion campaigns
  • Maintain awareness of competitive products and technologies in related fields
  • Provide scientific and technical support to manufacturing / operations, technology transfer, scale-up, troubleshooting and so on
  • Work collaboratively with other internal / external groups and apply scientific principles to extend performance understanding
  • Effectively and efficiently manage a small measurement science department
  • Team members development by providing timely feedback & appraisal, provide leadership in mentoring TS/AD engineers
  • Maintain a safe working environment


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree and above degree in Polymers, Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related subjects
  • 10+ years of polymer synthesis & application working experience, 3+ years people management experiences
  • In-depth understanding of polymer structure-processing-property relationship, hands-on experience in application development  
  • Strong analytical and problem anticipation & solving skills; innovative, agile mindset and generate creative approaches
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication, presentation, and listening skills; ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences  
  • Highly motivated towards goals & objectives
  • Excellent organization and planning skills; multitasking


While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries.  Our  corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


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.

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