Lubrizol Advanced Materials Operations Sr Director - Estane

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Date: Apr 6, 2024

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

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:

  • The LZAM Operations Sr Director – Estane is responsible for leading multiple global manufacturing facilities of Estane Business to support business strategy and requirement, execute the operations strategy, manage the operations performance objectives, manage, and lead the operations team and organization.
  • The incumbent of the position will need to be a mature and seasoned professional. With education background in chemical, chemistry, mechanical, material, or related engineering field. Hands on and progressive experience in chemical, material, engineering plastic production environment. From engineering, individual contributor type role developed into team leader, organization, and people management. Lead operations performance improvement, critical projects. Managed the relationship with corporate cross functions such as HR, Finance, procurement and so forth. Worked closely with business team to support and deliver business objectives. Better to have multiple sites management experience, international and cross culture experience. Self-motivated and high-performance standard.


The LZAM Operations Sr Director - Estane will lead:

  • 8 sites globally (4 in USA, 2 in EMEAI, 2 in APAC).
  • Support business revenue.
  • Annual production output.
  • Annual operations budget.
  • Manufacturing employees.


The LZAM Operations Sr Director - Estane will be responsible for the performance of Estane global operations:

  • HSE: TRIR, Process Safety Incident, Environmental violation case, Risk reduction closure, HPI engagement rate. 
  • Production: Production schedule compliance.
  • Delivery (Joint with Supply chain): On time deliver as promised; On time delivery as requested.
  • Quality: Product Quality complaints; Manufacturing Non-conforming material rate.
  • Equipment: PM On time completion; Overall Equipment Effectiveness.
  • Finance: Operations Expense, Capital expense.
  • Project: Execution on time, quality, within budget. 
  • People: Headcount management, talent review, organization development, engagement.



  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical, chemistry, mechanical, material, or relevant engineering field, advanced degree in engineering or MBA is a plus.
  • Minimum 15 years manufacturing leadership in the chemical or relevant industry.
  • Successful track record in career development in manufacturing or engineering functions, from production, engineering, to plant management, multiple plant management roles.
  • Experienced at driving team development and performance, ensuring a high level of employee engagement.
  • Demonstrated success delivering results in a matrix organization.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills. Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills as well as facilitation experience.
  • Self-motivated, proactive with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced, “high energy”, team-oriented environment.
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm, a sense of urgency, attention to detail, commitment and follow-through while maintaining confidentiality and meeting deadlines.
  • Cross culture and international experience


Considered a plus:

  • Experience in large multinational chemicals environment and working globally.
  • Experience with plastics or engineering material manufacture.
  • Experience at managing different manufacturing facilities/technologies.
  • Experience at inspiring/leading large teams.




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

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