Director, Product Management - Driveline North America

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Date: Jun 11, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

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 www.Lubrizol.com.

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 Director of Product Management, Driveline North America

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the automotive 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:

As a Director of Product Management, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation, responsible for the regional profit and loss for the Driveline business segment, including developing and implementing the business plan with an objective of continually improving the profitability of the business. This business spans the range of traditional Driveline areas of automatic transmission, gear oils and off-highway fluids, to the emerging area of e-axle fluids used in electric vehicles.  You will provide leadership, strategic and tactical direction to the business with responsibility to identify resources, budgets and succession planning and will have overall accountability for the profitability of the segment product line in their region. You'll collaborate with a diverse group of passionate individuals to deliver sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. 

 

In this role, you will develop regional and functional market expertise and will communicate the market drivers and impact to the wider organization, including Strategic Marketing and other global Driveline Directors. You will develop an understanding of customers, OEMs and competitors value propositions and can create plans to strengthen Lubrizol’s market position and create greater value.

Additionally, you will work to ensure global alignment in the developing area of e-axle to ensure consistency of the market development around the world and the Lubrizol over-arching value proposition.  Viscosity Modifiers are very important ingredients in many Driveline formulas.  You will also serve as a point person for key VM suppliers to ensure corporate alignment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategic vision for the business and influence direction at VP level.
  • Lead the product management organization.
  • Develop, communicate, and manage the implementation of strategic and tactical business plan.
  • Develop strong and open relationships with major stakeholders and ensure we have alignment on business plans.
  • Work with direct reports (Product Managers) and cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with the business plans, forecasts and product delivery, along with ensuring an understanding of market drivers and value propositions.
  • Understand and communicate current and future market drivers and the impact on the business.
  • Understand customer, OEM and competitor value propositions, strengths and weaknesses and identify opportunities for Lubrizol.
  • Drive communication and alignment across peers as the e-axle market, and Lubrizol’s products, are developed.
  • Provide a central point of contact for key VM suppliers on a global basis, aligned with Procurement and teams, including other product areas involved with these VM materials (Engine Oils, Industrial).
  • Meet regularly with key customers to discuss market drivers and identify new value propositions which will bring increased profitability to the organization.
  • Identify customer needs and focus on delivering on agreements in a timely fashion.
  • Provide support to Sales with major customer and OEM presentations/meetings.

 

Skills That Make a Difference:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in technical or equivalent area
  • 12+ years of relevant experience, including P&L responsibility
  • 5+ years of leadership and/or management experience
  • Knowledge of products, development process, testing and proof of performance
  • Strong business development skills
  • Knowledge of market and OEM drivers
  • Strategic thinking and vision
  • Financial knowledge

 

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. 

We work with a relentless commitment to operate safely and responsibly, keeping safety, sustainability, ethics, and compliance at the forefront of everything we do. The well-being of our employees, customers and communities is paramount to our culture and in the way we approach our work.

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, protected veteran status or any other characteristic. 


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