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HR Business Director

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Date: May 10, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092 Brecksville, OH, US, 44141

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oilsdriveline applicationsgasoline and diesel fuelother transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together. The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise, testing confidence, supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together.





HR Business Director

The HR Business Director is accountable for providing strategic counsel and advice to ensure the assigned business/function has a competitive talent base to deliver results. This role partners across HR functions and with senior leaders to drive and align strategic initiatives with business objectives, including workforce planning, organizational design, change readiness, talent and compensation reviews, performance consulting and succession planning. The role reports to the VP of Human Resources.


Key Essential Job Function:

  • Build and sustain trusted advisor / business partner relationships with assigned business / function senior leadership team
  • Act as change agent, strategic advisor, and collaborator with senior leaders to influence and shape culture, business plans, vision, mission, priorities, and human capital strategies 
  • Partner with senior leaders to create and deliver strategic talent plans by leveraging HR expertise, client group knowledge and engaging resources from the broader HR enterprise, including: 
    • Identifying business drivers that may require org development/change, and planning/executing organizational change initiatives 
    • Completing business unit workforce environment analysis, short/long-term workforce requirements aligned to business priorities, and partnering with COE/business unit leaders to develop workforce strategy 
    • Establishing high-level talent acquisition needs and providing input on talent acquisition strategy 
    • Analyzing talent-related trends and metrics to identify issues/opportunities and devlop solutions
    • Developing/delivering key culture, inclusion, and other strategic HR messages/plans
  • Represent the needs of business/function within the broader HR enterprise by highlighting competitive landscape, business/function objectives and strategies to help shape HR solutions and offerings, including: 
    • Identifying business unit learning needs and planning/implementing business unit-wide learning initiatives 
    • Providing input to benefit/compensation program design 
    • Sharing feedback with COEs on effectiveness, communications, and deployment strategy of any programs/initiatives 
    • Engaging with and providing guidance to Region HR Directors for execution of business/function strategy and priorities 
  • Lead and/or contribute to HR projects, annual goals and other strategic initiatives
  • Work with business/function leaders to champion HR, the HR Operating Model, and COE programs 


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business management, industrial and organizational psychology or related field or equivalent professional experience within an international organization
  • Minimum of 10 years human resources experience with at least 3 years of generalist experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Experience working closely with HR leaders to establish strategy, program, tools, policies, and processes 
  • Experience acting as a change agent, strategic advisor, and collaborator with senior leaders to champion HR standards and influence/shape business plans, vision, mission, and priorities 


With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


Do You Need Assistance?

Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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