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VP, Global Operational Excellence

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Date: Mar 9, 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. 



Position Summary:

TheVice President of Operational Excellence will drive strategic capability creation by identification and elimination of waste, reducing inefficiencies and complexities, optimizing operational capacity, and continued building of a culture of continuous improvement that is powered by Lubrizol’s core values.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Utilizes leader standard work to drive operational excellence
  • Plan, lead and execute the implementation of lean and world-class operational processes across Lubrizol’s global operations facilities
  • Help to create the culture of “One Lubrizol” by fostering knowledge transfer and collaboration across teams in the different brands, sharing and celebrating successes
  • Manage projects from inception to delivery, creating and managing against detailed project plans/budgets/schedules
  • Provides timely and regular status reporting to management and project stakeholders
  • Manages project resources and budgeted costs, forecasting needs and requirements as necessary
  • Participates in project meetings to help define project scope and objectives
  • Facilitates project meetings across all levels of project stakeholders
  • Drive team development and performance, ensuring a high level of employee engagement and a diverse and inclusive workforce


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferably industrial, chemical, or mechanical). Master’s degree/MBA preferred
  • 10 years’ experience in Manufacturing Operations or Engineering, preferably in the chemical industry
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing operations and/or large ($10MM+) programs across multiple international locations
  • Can effectively work in a matrixed organization
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Strong PC skills, including MS Office software
  • 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



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.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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