Lubrizol HR Manager in Wilmington, Massachusetts

HR Manager

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The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a global specialty chemical company serving customers in more than 100 countries.

You likely touch products made with materials from our facility in Wilmington, MA, every day. They are in the sporting goods and accessories you use, wearable devices and smartphones you own, supplies used by medical facilities, and much more. Our unique formulations result in many of the distinct characteristics that drive consumer buying decisions. As an innovation leader, we create proprietary, high-performance materials for our customers in a wide range of industries. In this way, we help our clients stay ahead of their customers' needs.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Human Resources Manager will be responsible for front-line Human Resource leadership at the Wilmington, MA facility. This position is a strategic business partner providing a full spectrum of Human Resources services to support operations and business initiatives.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Partner with leaders on strategic business, organizational and talent management issues in a consultative manner to align with business objectives.

  • Lead organizational and restructuring change management efforts in execution of key business decisions and projects.

  • As a member of the management team, support/direct cultural initiatives and participate in strategic alignment process.

  • Communicate and implement corporate/segment Human Resource initiatives; provide input from the business perspective during new program development.

  • Manage the talent management and associated process improvements for the business including: succession planning, performance and career management, and employee development.

  • Administer Human Resource policies and procedures; investigate, provide counsel and advice to employees and managers on Human Resource polices/practices/procedures.

  • Lead negotiation efforts for union contract and serve as link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting, and administering union contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.

  • Manage day-to-day employee relations activities for the business.

  • Promote and maintain positive working environment.

  • Recommend and implement process improvements.

  • Support and manage HR systems to ensure legal compliance.

  • Lead and complete other miscellaneous projects as necessary.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field from an accredited college or university.

  • Minimum of five years of Human Resources experience preferably in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in labor relations in a union environment.

  • Knowledge or experience in all aspects of Human Resources including employee relations, performance management, compensation, benefits, EEO/AAP, training and development, recruiting, supervisor/manager coaching, etc.

  • Ability to partner/consult with all levels of the organization; coach, influence and make sound judgment calls; solid negotiating and problem solving skills and decision making capability

  • Strong leadership skills especially in developing and implementing ethics, harassment and other policies as required.

  • 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.

  • Potential for upward progression, including willingness to relocate.

  • Must be willing to travel occasionally.

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, HRIS).

  • Strong communication (written/verbal/listening) and presentation skills.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills.

  • Ability to be creative and resourceful in all aspects of the job.


  • PHR/SPHR certified

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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: Boston

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