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The Lubrizol Corporation

Research Manager - Consumer Market Insights

The Lubrizol Corporation - Brecksville, OH

Req ID: 38202


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.

Imagine the excitement of establishing a world-class Consumer & Market Insights function for an industry-leading, Berkshire Hathaway Company?  


Intrigued?  If so, consider joining The Lubrizol Corporation and help lead us on our journey to establish and build out Consumer & Market Insights capabilities internally - a journey that has the potential to reshape the future direction of Lubrizol and our industry for years to come!     


We are building this team and function from the ground up and we are looking to hire top talent to help us shape the strategy / team / function / etc.  


Consumer Market Insights, Research Manager


Key Job Accountabilities

*Gathering, organizing, and interpreting relevant industry, customer, or retailer data

*Point of Sale, Product Shipments, Marketing metrics, sales and market share data, or other supporting data streams

*Translating research or analytics into actionable initiatives that can drive successful sales and marketing programs *Collaborating with Brand Managers, Sales and Sales Development Managers, Product Management, Technology, Finance, and Executive Leadership in support of business building initiatives *Development of channel expertise, showing progression of responsibilities and ownership *Serve as a the “voice of the consumer” leading custom qualitative and quantitative research

*Brand image/equity, consumer segmentation, consumer target and need gap identification *Brand health tracking analysis, macro trend identification, concept and product testing *Copy testing, and others, as required by the business need

*Build expertise in consumer insights, market insights, shopper insights, market research *Demonstrate ability to work effectively with a high degree of autonomy to meet business metrics *Demonstrate ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization *Prove ability to translate consumer and market data into strategic recommendations

Basic Qualifications

*Bachelor’s in business, statistics, social sciences or related field *5+ years business experience; 3+ years’ experience in an insights / research / data analysis / analytics role *Experience leading custom qualitative and quantitative research *Methodologies to include: focus groups, ethnography, conjoint, discrete choice, segmentation, Brand tracking, consumer and market trends, concept testing, secondary research, panel data, shopper insights *Exceptional analytical abilities, mastery of tools including Excel, PPT *Cross functional skills and fundamental knowledge base (finance, product management, marketing, pricing, sales)

Considered a Plus

*Master’s in business administration, statistics, or related field *Prior experience in the specialty chemical, additives, personal care, homecare, life sciences, or petroleum market *Track record of success within multiple companies or industries, or within a large multinational fortune 500 company *Prior predictive analytics or forecasting experience *Analytical tools expertise including Access, SAP Business Objects, SAS, SPSS, Data Alchemy *Strong presentation and communication skills; comfortable presenting to C-Suite *Experience using analytics, statistics, data visualization, or forecasting to better understand market opportunities or customer needs and translate into actionable insights *Investment by business in leadership or industry training & conferences


Lubrizol Benefits

Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account



With multiple facilities in and around Cleveland, Ohio, Lubrizol is located in one of the largest economic regions in the United States. For the last seven years Lubrizol has been named one of the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio, and in 2016 was judged as the number one workplace by Northeast Ohio's annual Top Workplaces survey. Buzzing with business, culture, knowledge and entertainment, Northeast Ohio is a vibrant place for people of all ages and walks of life to live, learn, work and play.  This region offers a little bit of everything for everyone - ethnically-diverse communities, affordable housing, award-winning schools and universities, world-class healthcare, indoor waterparks and zoos, ski resorts, museums, halls of fame, one of the longest water-fronts in the country, and the most concentrated square mile of art, cultural, education and health institutions in the nation.  From making your heart race at Cedar Point, to attending a professional sporting event or biking or hiking through over the 100,000 acres of state parks, to catching a Broadway show at Playhouse Square - the second largest performing arts center in the country, you can make it happen right here in Cleveland, Ohio.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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The Lubrizol Corporation


Research Manager - Consumer Market Insights The Lubrizol Corporation - Brecksville, OH, United States


Location: Brecksville, OH

Company Profile:
By formulating complex chemicals at the molecular level, Lubrizol engineers and chemists develop additives, ingredients and compounds that amplify the quality and performance of other products while reducing their environmental impact. And those products cover a wide range of applications, including lubricants and fuels, metalworking fluids, performance coatings, inks, personal care and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, computers, sports gear, high-performance apparel, even ice cream. Lubrizol customers know and value our ability to solve problems, and welcome our eagerness to make their products more marketable -- and their companies more successful.