Regional Senior Director Additives Technology - IMEA

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Date: Sep 4, 2023

Location: Turbhe, Navi Mumbai, MH, IN, 400703

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.

The senior director will lead the regional technology teams overseeing the alignment of technology needs with the business leaders. The senior director will be responsible for technology delivery, new product commercialization, budget stewardship, technical talent development, resource planning, technical support, and execution of strategic initiatives. The senior director will lead a team of managers overseeing specific technology areas and testing laboratories. In addition, the Senior Director Additives Technology will be responsible for supporting their region’s growth plans and strategic initiatives for the achievement of business objectives.


Key Priorities

  • Lead Technology delivery teams via stage gate process aligned with business priorities and justifications.
  • Lead technical product support and service teams for our customers and OEM stakeholders including new product commercialization.
  • Provide financial stewardship including forecasts, budgeting, business justifications for expenditures, and resource planning.
  • Facilitate program prioritizations with regional business leaders.
  • Foster a safety culture and application of PITSTOP framework for the entire team.
  • Lead execution of strategic initiatives including localization, data platform enhancements, product stewardship.
  • Develop manager bench strength and participate in technical ladder career development initiatives.
  • Lead, manage and develop the team, fostering effective communication, teamwork, and strategic alignment while instilling a culture of urgency and accountability for new product delivery. Ensures engagement and alignment of both direct and indirect reports.
  • Set and deliver productivity improvement goals. Constantly assess non-value adding activities and shuffle resources to align with the strategy.
  • Establish strong relationships with industry experts and customers, proactively supporting the commercial team in identifying new opportunities and expanding our value proposition and market influence. 

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and/or Engineering related discipline.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in fuels, industrial lubricants and/or additives, specialty chemical, or petrochemical industries.
  • A minimum of 5 years supervisory experience
  • Experience with technology commercialization or technical service
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent team player and collaborator
  • Financial acumen and analytical capabilities
  • People Development and Mentoring
  • Diversity Management
  • Strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to develop solutions based on facts, data, and logical assumptions
  • Ability to work effectively in multifunctional, global teams
  • Ability to be self-driven and work under minimum supervision
  • Intellectual curiosity, willingness to learn and openness to change
  • Ability to travel as needed (up to 25%)
  • Fluent English oral and written communication

Highly desired:

  • MBA or PhD
  • Thought leader in industry

Key Performance Metrics

  • Safety record
  • New product introductions
  • Testing productivity
  • Technology budget stewardship (program expense and capital projects)
  • Employee Engagement
  • Customer Intimacy

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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