Senior Director, SAP

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Date: Sep 6, 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. 


We are seeking a strategic Senior Director of SAP with strong S/4HANA implementation experience to oversee the implementation and management of our SAP systems across the organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in SAP implementation and management, as well as experience structuring, developing, and leading large complex teams. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of SAP systems, maintaining system reliability and stability, and managing a team of SAP professionals. This role will either be based out of our Global Headquarters in Wickliffe, OH, or be required to travel to Wickliffe frequently. 


What you will do: 

  • Oversee the implementation and management of SAP systems across the organization, including but not limited to SAP ECC, SAP S/4HANA, and SAP Business Warehouse (BW).
  • Transform our SAP/ERP footprint to drive growth, improve efficiency and exploit technology to achieve business results.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, finance, and business operations to develop and implement SAP solutions that align with the company's strategic goals.
  • Manage a team of SAP professionals globally, including hiring, training, and mentoring team members.
  • Ensure the SAP systems meet regulatory requirements and maintain system reliability and stability through the implementation of robust change management processes.
  • Monitor system performance and identify opportunities to improve system efficiency, including identifying and addressing any system-related issues.
  • Collaborate with external partners to stay abreast of new SAP technologies and recommend and implement improvements to the SAP systems.
  • Lead project management efforts related to SAP implementation and upgrades, including budgeting, planning, and stakeholder management.
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive SAP training program for end-users to ensure system adoption and effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement best practices and standard operating procedures for SAP S4 implementations across the organization.
  • Provide regular updates to senior leadership on project status, risks, and issues, and develop mitigation strategies as needed.


What you need: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field; MBA preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in SAP implementation and management, preferably in a manufacturing or chemical industry.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing large-scale SAP implementation projects, including project management, budgeting, and stakeholder management.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP ECC, SAP S/4HANA, and SAP BW systems, including implementation, customization, and system architecture.
  • Strong understanding of SAP S4 solutions and their capabilities, as well as knowledge of SAP best practices and methodologies.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to develop and manage complex project plans and budgets.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and manage teams to achieve project goals.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the organization.
  • SAP certification in SAP S4 HANA implementation preferred.


What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

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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.





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