Director, Operations Finance

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Date: Mar 20, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Director, Operations Finance

Job Location: Wickliffe, OH

Job Type: Full-time

Type of Role: Hybrid


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.   

Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as the Director, Operations Finance

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the Additives industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

In this role, you will work closely with our Sr. Vice President for High Growth Regions and Chief Procurement Officer to drive Lubrizol’s share gain strategies and cost optimization.

This role is based in Wickliffe, OH and is eligible for a hybrid working model.


What We're Looking For:

  • Develop and implement financial strategies aligned with Procurement and High Growth Regions’ goals and objectives
  • Collaborate cross functionally to analyze costs and quickly drive targeted continuous improvement initiatives
  • Efficiently leverage shared services and technology to execute monthly closing routines and drive world class financial reporting
  • Conduct financial deep dives of supplier contracts and negotiations to ensure cost competitiveness, compliance with financial regulations, and adherence to company policies
  • Lead both STRAP and AOP cycles for Procurement and High Growth Regions focused on year over year share gains and cost competitiveness
  • Partner with the procurement team to review Procurement Savings Projects and ensure alignment with the Procurement policies and proper delivery of savings to the Lubrizol bottom line
  • Identify opportunities to actively bring more spend under control of the Global Procurement Team to support best-in-class spend management
  • Partner with Procurement team to driver penetration of shared services model across Lubrizol
  • Continuously align regional and functional P&Ls to promote value creation
  • Perform cash flow analysis for strategic projects including capital investments, make vs buy decisions, and financial oversight of opportunistic contract manufacturing activities
  • Time to Time, participate in opportunistic growth projects analytics seeking high growth region procurement or selling partnerships
  • Support the tracking and execution of the High Growth Regions strategic initiatives, working with the regional finance leads to identify areas for improvement and KPI tracking


Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from an accredited university (CPA and/or MBA or equivalent preferred)
  • Minimum of 15 years experience in accounting or related field
  • Proficiency in SAP, SharePoint, BOBJ, Power BI, or advanced Excel functions
  • Exposure to Operations or Procurement finance a plus

  • Ability to communicate complex financial concepts to non-finance stakeholders
  • Experience leading teams
  • Motivated team player, with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Capable of building relationships across functions and regions


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

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. #LI-HD1

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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