Lubrizol Product Manager in Hazelwood, United Kingdom

Product Manager

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.

Product Manager – Passenger Car and Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Oil Additives

This role is based at the European marketing and technical centre located in a rural setting at Hazelwood, eight miles from Derby city centre, UK.

The Role:

The Product Manager will manage a portfolio of advanced lubricant additive products to ensure the company’s business targets are achieved with profitable growth through the development of enduring customer relationships. This will require the creation and execution of "market based" product strategies across consumer and commercial lubricants that offer differentiation. Key to your success will be insight from analysis and assessment of applications, end uses and customer requirements for specified markets in Europe, Africa and Russia. The Product Manager demonstrates leadership and influence by communicating and executing the product portfolio strategy with internal and external customers and global stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Analyse market trends, business needs and identify effective solutions and business impacts.

  • Develop, maintain, implement and communicate on innovative and realistic product line strategy.

  • Understand and implement marketing mix around product positioning, pricing, promotion and placement.

  • Convert market changes into opportunities for growth.

  • Develop and publish product promotional material (electronic and traditional).

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of the business plan.

  • May provide commercial support or leadership to New Product Development teams, with the provision of market insight, analytical support and guidance as required.

  • Ensure alignment with Sales, OEM and Marketing teams on strategy and tactics to successfully implement the business plan in pursuit of growth targets. Provide the appropriate resources, tools and training to do so.

  • Build effective relationships with other internal divisions and external groups, especially customers.

  • Apply market knowledge to help customers grow their business and identify ways they can differentiate themselves.

  • Monitor and report financial results.

What we are looking for:

  • A graduate in a technical or business-related discipline.

  • Effective communication and presentation skills.

  • A proven track record at building relationships both internally and externally, comfortable to succeed in a matrix organisation

  • A creative thinker as it relates to analysis and product positioning.

  • A strategic thinker, effective planner that can develop and manage execution of their product line development and promotion plans across the internal organization, and across the external customer base.

  • Demonstrates adaptability.

  • Able to travel (regionally and potentially globally) up to 25%.

Considered a Plus:

  • MBA optional

  • Experience in product management, marketing, sales, project management, procurement or technical customer service, preferably in the B2B or B2C channels in the specialty chemicals, lubricant or petrochemicals industry.

  • Skilled at market mapping, market analysis and product line profitability analysis.

In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to develop your career in a globally successful speciality chemical company.

Relocation support may also be available.

The European marketing and technical centre Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe.

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City at centre. With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes. Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of ‘the city of festivals!’) an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless. If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District at is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.

You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities. We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

There is something for everyone who lives and work here……

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