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IT Project Manager

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Date: Jul 7, 2021

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

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.


Lubrizol is currently seeking a skilled Project Manager to manage IT projects following Lubrizol best practices, ensuring on-time and on-budget completion. This position is based in Wickliffe, Ohio.

The individual in this role will lead, oversee and ensure the successful delivery and management of single or multiple IT projects within scope, quality, time and cost constraints that may be clearly defined or may require dynamic change management to deliver business value.  The person in this role will have support from the IT Project Management office for guidance on project management and business requirement gathering tools, processes and best practices. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Analyze project proposals to determine timeframe, funding limitations and appropriate process for accomplishing project
  • Manage IT processes that align projects to finance and the commercial organizations
  • Identify and drive improvements to project management work processes
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones and required activities and tasks, direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget
  • Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle
  • Establish work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel
  • Implement project communication plan, including escalating communication to and beyond stakeholders as necessary and in a timely way to ensure appropriate awareness of project status
  • Perform risk assessment and implement mitigation plans
  • Monitor project activities, escalating issues to obtain support from leadership when needed to keep project on track
  • Ensure that project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives
  • Follow PM standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation
  • Adhere to procurement policies for acquiring vendor services, software licenses, etc.
  • Adhere to finance policies for project reporting and accruals
  • Assist with training and testing where necessary
  • Complete any project management training provided and collaborate on best practices with fellow IT project managers.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in IT, Business or related; or equivalent applicable professional experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing projects / business initiatives, with sensitivity and commitment to business problem solving; experience managing IT projects is preferred
  • Experience with IT project management methodologies (i.e., waterfall, agile)
  • Experience with project planning tools (Planview, ServiceNow PPM, MS Project)
  • Experience in a dedicated project management role
  • Previous participation in PMO process refreshes or related management of change activities
  • Proven ability to document and communicate business processes and requirements as well as setting and managing customer expectations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Proven success motivating, influencing and negotiating
  • Ability to quickly identify business needs and establish / maintain a high customer trust and confidence


Considered a plus:


  • Professional project management certification (example: PMI certification)



Lubrizol Benefits

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
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While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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