Lubrizol Account Manager Industrial Fluids in Crystal Lake, Illinois

Account Manager Industrial Fluids


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.

At Lubrizol, our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Read the cover story at in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.

Chemtool Incorporated is currently recruiting for an Account Manager - Industrial Fluids to support sales growth in the Chicago region. This position is home based. The Account Manager is responsible for contacting Chemtool Industrial Fluids Customers and distributors to increase sales volumes in alignment with Commercial Sales goals. Customer contact will primarily be through customer visits.

Essential Job Functions

  • Understand the overall business, customers, products and technology as well as competitors.

  • Follow established sales plans to meet department objectives.

  • Manage multiple tasks and complete these in a timely fashion to enable the company to exceed customer expectations.

  • Communicate with stakeholders – commercial team, customers and other associates in a respectful and professional manner to foster a productive working environment.

  • Maintain a high work ethic (timeliness/punctuality) and abide by LZ/Chemtool legal & ethical guidelines.

Customer & Technical Support

  • Utilize Price Management System.

  • Work internally with product management team, customer service, finance (credit establishment), supply chain, and R&D to ensure that customer expectations are met or new customers are set up.

  • Work closely with customers and Chemtool’s contract review process to develop supply contracts with customers.

  • Understand the product line, and associated raw materials, manufacturing and QC processes.

  • Lead liaison between customers and the internal Chemtool organization for customer issues.

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Act as the champion for the assigned customers.

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of Chemtool’s Quality systems, policies, and organization.

  • Actively attend and participate in sales and technical meetings within and outside Chemtool.

Physical Requirements

  • As much as 75% travel within assigned region.


  • BS degree in chemistry or engineering field or a non-technical degree with sales experience.

  • Minimum of two years of experience in a technical commercial role is preferred.

Experience and Skills

  • Ability to listen and identify customer needs in order to provide the desired level of support.

  • Informed decision making, project prioritization and time management.

  • Negotiation and communication skills to deal with routine and challenging business situations.

  • Motivated self-starter who is willing to take initiative.

  • Team player who is also an individual performer.

  • Computer skills including: database, Excel, Word, PowerPoint; knowledge of SAP and pricing management systems is a plus.

Supervisory Responsibility and Reporting

  • There is no supervisory responsibility with this role.

  • This position reports to the National Sales Manager.

Empowerment and Decision Making

To be successful as an Account Manager, the employee must be able to act independently and demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Team player- Demonstrates an understanding of his/her individual and the group’s roles and responsibilities. Recognizes that leadership is a shared responsibility of a team and mutual respect for others is a key behavior of his/her daily interactions to achieve his/her work. Demonstrates strong team player by following to company’s norms of behavior established by the team.

  • Results Oriented – Convey sense of urgency when appropriate; persist in face of obstacles; drives hard on the right issues; acts quickly to resolve issues or problems when they arise.

  • Personal Leadership– show consistency between action and words; accepts responsibility for own mistakes; encourages discussion of ethical considerations before decisions are made; lives up to commitments; maintains high standards or personal integrity, appropriate practices and rules of the Lubrizol Corporation and Chemtool.

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: Chicago

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