Lubrizol Program Manager in Rockton, Illinois

Program Manager

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize 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.

Chemtool Incorporated in Rockton, Illinois is currently recruiting for an experienced Program Manager. The Program Manager is responsible for managing customers’ product platforms and coordinating new product development and commercialization in order to achieve organizational goals.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage complex projects and coordinate with teams from initiation to successful completion, including but not limited to:

  • Work with the Commercial team to translate business plans and commercial targets into technical projects and product commercialization

  • Work with Product Managers to ensure alignment with product portfolio

  • Work with Technology to develop action plans and schedules for new product developments

  • Work with Regulatory to ensure regional compliance for new product formulations and labeling requirements

  • Work with Packaging to develop and implement new customer packaging and labeling

  • Work with Supply Chain, Customer Service and Operations to effectively and efficiently commercialize new products

  • Monitor results and adjust work plans accordingly to ensure results are achieved on-time and on-budget

  • Effectively communicate status of projects to internal and external stakeholders through timely and comprehensive reporting and presentations

  • Develop risk plans used to provide and help manage future projects and programs

  • Build relationships to develop long-term partnerships with sales and external customers

  • Represent Chemtool with key customers


  • Bachelors degree in chemical, mechanical or manufacturing engineering is preferred. Bachelors degree is required.

  • PMP certification is preferred


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Industrial lubricants and/or additives, oil, specialty chemical, petrochemical, automotive engineering, or mechanical testing industries

  • Demonstrated ability in project planning, execution, and obtaining results

  • Ability to identify customer and/or technical project parameters and develop realistic solution targets

  • Experience operating as a key player in a multifunctional team environment

  • Technical (OEM, Engineering) skills to assist external customers and sales with performance or specification related queries

  • Understands ROI economics or has a working knowledge and understanding of resourcing time and cost vs. solution value

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs to include Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio and Project

  • Advanced math and reading skill

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills (oral/written)

  • Ability to work independently (self-starter)

Supervisory Responsibility and Reporting

  • This position has no supervisory responsibility.

  • The Program Manager reports to the Director of Project/Product Management.

Empowerment & Decision Making

  • To be successful in this position, the person must be able to act independently and follow the appropriate procedures and practices set forth by Chemtool/Lubrizol.

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: Rockford

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