Lubrizol Diversity & Inclusion Director in Wickliffe, Ohio

Diversity & Inclusion Director


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.

Director, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)

Accountability Statement :

“Champion an inclusive culture in which diversity is a critical component of business growth.”

A key focus of this global role is to determine strategic diversity and inclusion objectives that drive business results. The incumbent will achieve those objectives globally by developing D&I programs, and implementing processes, procedures and structure.

Job Responsibilities :

Develop strategy and best practices

  • Lead D&I strategy and implementation priorities to drive measurable change in the company.

  • Partner with Lubrizol divisions and BRGs to establish D&I strategy and implementation priorities.

  • Engage and influence senior leaders on D&I strategies and corporate and divisional deliverables.

  • Provide expertise through research and benchmarking on best practices, recommending strategies and solutions in support of new programs.

  • Understand all legal requirements, as well as cultural and global issues related to D&I and ensure alignment with evolving D&I perspectives.

  • Partner with key stakeholders and external organizations to ensure all policies, programs and practices effectively support D&I strategy.

  • Develop D&I tools and metrics to ensure D&I initiatives are effective.

Lead for Business Resource Groups (BRG)

  • Establish strategic direction for BRGs.

  • Motivate and inspire BRGs to deliver innovative solutions that deliver business value.

  • Establish organization sponsorship of BRGs.

  • Ensure continued engagement and integration among BRGs, divisions, and company leaders.

  • Integrate BRG leadership into LZ Talent Management programs.

  • Establish and improve BRG processes and tools to support the overall BRG mission.

  • Conduct quarterly meetings and other conferences.

  • Manage BRG budget.

  • Measure impact of BRGs.

Brand Management

  • Leverage diversity and inclusion programs to position Lubrizol as a recognized diversity and inclusion leader in the industry, in the community, and globally. These programs may include but are not limited to Talent Management programs, Business Resource Groups, diversity-focused events, and partnerships/outreach with local, regional, nationwide, and global, organizations.

  • Manage external survey submissions, working extensively across HR and other teams to gather and integrate data.

  • Leverage industry partners, web-site, social media and other communication channels to maintain positive and consistent D&I brand internally and externally.

  • Advocate and represent Lubrizol externally in various settings demonstrating commitment and value of our D&I strategy and initiatives.

  • Passionate, relentless internal advocate of D&I.

Relationships and Partnerships

  • Create and sustain strategic relationships with talent acquisition and talent development, amongst others.

  • Create and sustain strategic relationships with external organizations to ensure best practices and assist in achieving our D&I objectives.

  • Work with Lubrizol Foundation to ensure alignment of corporate support.

  • Develop relationships with employees, ensuring solid awareness of the D&I views of our employees.

  • Partner with HR Directors and Managers to establish and build D&I programs.

  • Partner with Procurement to support Supplier Inclusion.

  • Partner with Global Communication for branding, advertisement and marketing.

  • Partner IS to develop necessary technology tools in support of our D&I initiatives.

Program Design and Program and Project Management

  • Design and conduct D&I learning and development sessions.

  • Manage YWCA award selection and recognition programs.

  • Manage YWCA Bootcamp, Quest and Momentum development programs.

  • Manage EEO-1 Reporting and Compliance.

  • Manage the Affirmative Action Programs throughout the US.

The successful candidate will have four major competencies :

  • High Emotional Intelligence

  • Demonstrated cross-cultural awareness, passion and understanding, including strong emotional intelligence, influencing skills, and the ability to engage and build relationships with all employees in Lubrizol including with underrepresented communities.

  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills to resolve problems, build trust, create consensus and reconcile competing interests.

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Must be able to think outside the box to approach problems creatively and search for innovative solutions. Deliver approaches that are effective, cost-efficient and understandable to employees.

  • Champion of Purpose-Driven Strategy and Culture

  • Align with Lubrizol’s culture and create and champion purpose-driven strategies that support business objectives.

  • Effective Change Agent

  • A proven track record of accomplishment in leading organizational initiatives, building programs, managing change, influencing people at all levels, having an executive presence, and engaging diverse groups of stakeholders in a complex organization.

Education Requirement :

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of five years related, progressive leadership experience

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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: Cleveland

Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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