Continuous Improvement Manager

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Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Pudong New District, SH, CN, 201204 Zhuhai, GD, CN, 519050

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 recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   

Job Summary:

Lubrizol is seeking a Regional Continuous Improvement leader, which is an individual contributor, hands-on implementation role, designed to drive the implementation of the Lubrizol Operating System (LOS) in the region the incumbent is assigned to. This position will coach Lubrizol manufacturing sites on Lean Methodology, starting with our Level 1 application and beyond. As a CI Black Belt, the incumbent will be required to coach, influence, and support others to achieve goals of the LOS system. 


Essentials Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This is a boots on the ground role, with the majority of time spent at Lubrizol sites driving the implementation of LOS.
  • Support the development of standards and basic elements of the Lubrizol Operating System (LOS), starting with level 1 elements such as leader standard work, operations standard work, maintenance standard work, 5S, root cause corrective action, and management operating system. 
  • Assessment, training, implementation, and coaching of the LOS elements through strong leadership, onsite expertise, and experiential support.
  • As needed, work with third party consultants to create timelines, implement, and drive deliverables.
  • Support Lean Six Sigma Program, including coaching for all belt levels (Yellow, Green, Black).
  • Coach on Kaizen principles and support plant implementation of large Kaizen Events.
  • Assist in productivity tracking / dashboard support for the plants.
  • All other relevant duties as assigned by the Director of CI Implementation.



Skills, Qualifications, Experience:                           

  • Chemical Industry Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an Accredited University in Engineering or Program Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing lean methodology
  • Successful experience with implementing Standard Work, 5S, Root Cause Analysis and other lean tools
  • Analytical Mindset with Statistical Analysis Expertise
  • Minimum 10 years of Operations/Manufacturing experience
  • Solid communication, facilitation, and project management skills
  • Working knowledge of documented management systems, such as ISO 9001 and RC14001.


 Considered A Plus:                            

  • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
  • Experience in organizational, cultural, and technical change management
  • Experience or certificates in Adult Education and Training, Corporate Education and Training, or Training Development


 Working Conditions:                                     

  • Up to 75% domestic and some international travel to Lubrizol locations.
  • Must be willing/able to work in a plant environment. Ability to wear all required PPE.

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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 

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