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Product Manager, Metal Working

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Date: Sep 5, 2022

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

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.


Product Manager, Metalworking

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 are a team of scientists, innovators, and creators who are passionate about finding solutions for emerging needs and global challenges.


The North American Product Manager, Metalworking, collaborates with the global metalworking product line owners/commercial managers to develop product strategies for the North American market, and is accountable for implementing those strategies for the Biocide, Metal Processing and Metal Protecting product portfolios. This customer facing position delivers results through innovative products and solutions built around insights gained while directly engaging with the Industrial Metalworking market in collaboration with sales account managers.


Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Manage the entire product life cycle inclusive of product development support, launch, promotion, and obsolescence advancing regional objectives aligned with the global strategy.
  • Ensure clear product positioning with effective communication of performance benefits and by providing application recommendations directly to customers.
  • Retains a working knowledge of current market trends and collaborates with the marketing team to develop and deliver insight presentations to customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Provides commercial justification and prioritizes technology projects supporting regional customer initiatives, effectively present results to close growth opportunities.
  • Build an in-depth understanding of the competitive environment and develop counter strategies.
  • Ensure collaboration across functional departments supporting the business through effective and efficient communication of regional priorities


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Chemistry, Business Administration or Marketing, Extensive experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in Product Management, Sales, or Technology
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing product strategies
  • Application knowledge of metalworking additives, fluids, or industrial chemicals
  • Ability to build strong repour with sales account managers and directly with customers
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • A creative thinker as it relates to analysis and product positioning.  
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization and business team environment. 
  • Good understanding of basic financial principles.
  • Demonstrate ability to efficiently plan projects, analyze information, and execute to achieve agreed upon results.
  • Willing to travel domestically as needed (20%).

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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