Global Director of Manufacturing Optimization

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Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092 Painesville Township, OH, US, 44077-1234 Brecksville, OH, US, 44141 Deer Park, TX, US, 77536

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. 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Global Vice President of Operational Excellence, the Global Director of Manufacturing Optimization is accountable for the development of a network map for manufacturing facilities and consolidation plans that align with the business strategies. The Global Director of Manufacturing Optimization will lead a team of regionally based project managers who are responsible for coordinating multi-disciplinary teams to execute and complete large-scale projects that align with the business strategy and goals for Lubrizol


Essentials Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all build, transfer, and closure plant projects globally.
  • Creation and maintenance of the network map and capital classification plan with approval through the leadership team.
  • Creation and maintenance of the plant closure handbook.
  • With support from manufacturing technology which will select the most effective technologies, create the automation and advanced manufacturing plan which will outline where and when these technologies will be put in place (Creation and maintenance of the advanced manufacturing survey).
  • Direct and monitor 6 project managers to ensure delivery of on time / on budget projects, while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments, and goals of Lubrizol.
  • Manage and align stakeholders from the business and the operations and provide risk/reward trade-off to business groups for decisions.
  • Support lab closures.
  • Communicate and escalate risks that could impact objectives and deliverables.
  • Monthly update to Leadership team on progress.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience:                           

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in business, engineering, or program management.
  • Experience in plant closures and product transfers, particularly where customer or regulatory approvals are required.
  • Minimum 15 years of combined business and Operations/Manufacturing experience.
  • Proven track record of project management experience, and leading project management groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong facilitation capability.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, outlook, teams, and SharePoint).
  • Ability to be organized, problem solve, and be solution oriented.


 Considered A Plus:                            

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Chemicals or coatings experience
  • Expertise in using Planview or MS Project



What Lubrizol offers:

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

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

Job Segment: Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Project Manager, Manager, Management, Technology

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