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Senior Director, HR Operations

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Date: Mar 13, 2023

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

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. 

Accountability Statement


Accountable for strategic counsel and advice to assigned business/function.  Ensure the business/function has a competitive talent base to achieve associated goals and objectives. Build senior leaders’ capability to drive strategic workforce planning, organizational design, change readiness, talent and compensation reviews, performance management and succession planning and other strategic HR services.


Key Essential Functions


  • Build and sustain trusted advisor/business partner relationships with assigned business/function senior leadership team
  • Direct oversight and leadership for NA/LATAM site HR team members and indirect oversight for EMEA and APAC global HR operations
  • Lead among HRBP peers as well as serving as a peer resource for HRBPs
  • Experienced in safety culture and can mobilize site HR teams to drive a safety culture in operational plant settings
  • Capable and experienced in labor negotiations/employee relations
  • Partner with senior leaders to align and deliver strategic talent plans, reduce complexities, and enhance the value of enterprise HR solutions, including but not limited to:
    • Partner with business unit leaders to identify/address business drivers that may require org development/change; plan and execute organizational change initiatives.
    • Complete business unit workforce environment analysis, short/long-term workforce requirements aligned to business priorities and partner with COE/business unit leaders to develop business unit workforce strategy
    • Partner with business unit leaders to establish high-level recruiting needs/provide input on recruiting program design
    • Represent needs of business unit, provide input to benefit/comp program design and provide feedback to COE on comp/benefit program effectiveness, communications, and deployment strategy
    • Analyze trends and metrics and partner/consult with COEs to solve problems and develop relevant solutions, programs/policies
    • Partner with the senior leader team to resolve people, productivity, and performance optimization challenges
  • Understand the business/function, competitive landscape, and key strategies to shape the talent and HR requirements for the business, including but not limited to:
    • Partner with COE/Site HR to identify business unit learning needs and plan/implement business unit-wide learning initiatives
    • Coach business/function senior leadership team in talent-related discussions/planning and in implementation of performance management process and executive communications
    • Partner with business unit/function in developing/delivering key culture, inclusion, and other strategic HR messages/plans


Education & Experience

  • Work with business/function leaders to champion business and HR standards and consistency in policies, systems, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business management or related field or equivalent professional experience within an international organization
  • Minimum of 15 years' experience with 10 years minimum in operating environment
  • 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



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 




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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