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Technical Manager - Industrial

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Date: Aug 11, 2018

Location: Wickliffe, Ohio, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Additives is a pioneering global supplier of chemical additives technologies including additives for engine oilsdriveline applicationsgasoline and diesel fuelother transportation related fluids and industrial lubricants. We are committed to providing value to our customers, and we understand that success comes from working together. The Lubrizol Additives team is passionate about what we do. Our customers count on us for trusted expertise, testing confidence, supply assurance and independent strength. We are looking for top talent to help inspire new ideas, create opportunities and enable the advancement of innovative technologies. We offer abundant opportunities for career growth in a challenging, collaborative environment. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio’s annual Top Workplaces survey. Learn more about how we are achieving Success Together.




                                 Strategic Technology Manager (Industrial Specialities)




  • Deliver fundamental knowledge, and capabilities enabling more efficient tech development and product differentiation
  • Provide sustainable business growth opportunities by developing longer range technology insights

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead end use or technology portfolios enabling long range technology leadership
  • Participate in charting future market needs through:
    • Technology road mapping exercises
    • Collaborating with R&D, Market Insights, the OEM Group, and business partners
    • OEM, research and customer external engagements
  • Deliver fundamental knowledge, and capabilities enabling more efficient tech development and product differentiation
  • Development of fundamental formulation approaches which challenge the formulating Status Quo
  • Develop intellectual property that delivers competitive advantage
  • Develop solutions to complex problems where causes may not be known and few precedents exist
  • Obtain, organise, interpret, and report data in support of technical projects
  • Review and interpret technical information and recommend future action
  • Anticipate industry trends and strategies and competitor reactions to Lubrizol strategies.
  • Represent Lubrizol’s technical leadership at select industry, OEM, or customer forums
  • Champions Lubrizol’s culture of accountability


Required Expertise / Knowledge / Skills

  • Minimum degree qualified or equivalent in a relevant technical, scientific or engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge and experience in several key areas e.g. formulating, design of experiments, lubricant chemistries, health and safety issues, performance testing and correlation with bench tests.
  • Broad knowledge of industry specifications, competitors, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and key markets.
  • Ability to influence the direction of technology with fundamental knowledge.
  • Understands the relationship between additive chemistry, chemical/physical function, and marketing/sales platforms.
  • Ability to research long term technology trends and translate to actionable plans
  • Advanced project management skills
  • Ability to build and sustain collaborative relationships with internal teams and external customers



With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States.  Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


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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