Director, Product Management

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Date: Feb 24, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

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 Director of Product Management is responsible for the regional P&L for a business segment (EO, DL, or IND/Fuels), including developing and implementing the business plan with an objective of continually improving the profitability of the business. The role 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.

 

The Director of Product Management will develop market expertise (regionally and functionally) and will communicate the market drivers and impact to the wider organization, including Strategic Marketing. This individual 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.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic vision for the business and influence direction at VP level
  • Develop and manage 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
  • 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.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in technical area or equivalent
  • 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

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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