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Program Manager

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Rockton, Illinois, US, 61072

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.


Chemtool Incorporated in Rockton, Illinois is currently recruiting for an experience Program Manager.  The Program Manager is responsible for managing customers’ product platforms and coordinating new product development and commercialization in order to achieve organizational goals.


 Essential Job Functions

  • Manage complex projects and coordinate with teams from initiation to successful completion, including but not limited to:
    • Work with the Commercial team to translate business plans and commercial targets into technical projects and product commercialization
    • Work with Product Managers to ensure alignment with product portfolio
    • Work with Technology to develop action plans and schedules for new product developments
    • Work with Regulatory to ensure regional compliance for new product formulations and labeling requirements
    • Work with Packaging to develop and implement new customer packaging and labeling
    • Work with Supply Chain, Customer Service and Operations to effectively and efficiently commercialize new products
  • Monitor results and adjust work plans accordingly to ensure results are achieved on-time and on-budget
  • Effectively communicate status of projects to internal and external stakeholders through timely and comprehensive reporting and presentations
  • Develop risk plans used to provide and help manage future projects and programs
  • Build relationships to develop long-term partnerships with sales and external customers 
  • Represent Chemtool with key customers



  • Bachelors degree in chemical, mechanical or manufacturing engineering is preferred.  Bachelors degree is required.
  • PMP certification is preferred



  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Industrial lubricants and/or additives, oil, specialty chemical, petrochemical, automotive engineering, or mechanical testing industries
  • Demonstrated ability in project planning, execution, and obtaining results
  • Ability to identify customer and/or technical project parameters and develop realistic solution targets
  • Experience operating as a key player in a multifunctional team environment
  • Technical (OEM, Engineering) skills to assist external customers and sales with performance or specification related queries
  • Understands ROI economics or has a working knowledge and understanding of resourcing time and cost vs. solution value
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs to include Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio and Project
  • Advanced math and reading skill
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (oral/written)
  • Ability to work independently (self-starter)  





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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