Third Party Manufacturing Operations Manager

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Date: May 10, 2024

Location: Pudong New District, SH, CN, 201204

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

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. 


This position is to support the LZ Third Party Manufacturing (3PM) team in the applicable region. This position is aimed at improving operational excellence and safety performance of Lubrizol’s network of third-party manufacturers (3PM). 


  • Research, organize, participate in, document, and follow up on HSES and quality assessments at third parties in region.

  • Develop a network and a process to identify safety, quality, environmental, and security incidences at third parties in a timely manner.  Investigate, collaborate with LZ colleagues and mitigate/escalate as appropriate to address and/or assess the impact to LZ.

  • Identify, assist with investigation of, monitor and document, as applicable, quality of service, quality of product complaints and Supplier Corrective Action Requests related to third parties.  Communicate with key stakeholders in Operations, Procurement, and the business as appropriate.

  • Organize and perform quality audits of 3PM’s based on in region standards.

  • Action key performance indicator (KPI) data for the 3PM team as appropriate.  Contribute to annual determination of KPI’s for the following year.

  • In region resource to support 3PM Procurement for supplier reviews.

  • Support the risk management matrix decision process, review, and ranking for 3PM’s.

  • Develop, deploy and support strong processes for managing safety, quality, production, and operating performance at Lubrizol’s third-party manufacturing companies.

  • Special projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plant experience.

  • Minimum 8 years of chemical manufacturing experience including experience with HSES assessments

  • Work in a matrix organization and develop a network to carry out job requirements.  This position will interface with third party suppliers and business partners on a regular basis.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail, ability to prioritize, organize, and follow through is essential.  Flexibility and the ability to multi-task are critical.

  • Must possess professionalism and strong interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in SAP and MS office tools.

If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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