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 in Smart Business Magazine to learn how Lubrizol plans to advance its growth.
Corporate Entrepreneurship Internship - Summer 2020
Date: Summer Internship (preferred work dates: 5/2020-8/2020)
Location: Wickliffe, OH, USA 44092
Department: New Business Development
Report to: Senior Director, New Business Development
Part of Berkshire Hathaway, Lubrizol is a strong, growing $6.5 billion specialty chemical company with a focus on innovative solutions. We are looking for highly talented students with a passion for B2B development activities with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Our Corporate Entrepreneurship Internship will help you build knowledge of our company and the industry, and develop a strong network across Lubrizol. You will have a broad developmental experience with significant responsibility, plus opportunities to participate in formal research and developmental programs. Our CE Internship offers a variety of on-the-job learning opportunities designed to broaden your professional experience and enhance your career potential.
About the Position
The New Business Development Department is new to Lubrizol. The small team is taking on a huge goal – organic growth with high profit targets, via adjacent and brand new markets for our developing and/or brand new products. The MBA in this position will have to be very analytical AND have the ability to think strategically and creatively. This is an extremely intelligent, energetic team and they are very excited to bring in an MBA to help them “change the world”. Certainly a lot to accomplish in 12 weeks, but that is why we will set you up for success:
Great pay and benefits: We offer great pay and fully-paid, grossed-up housing in the best part of Cleveland.
Development and mentoring: this is a way of life at Lubrizol - our current and past CEO and many of our senior leaders started their careers as interns/co-ops and worked their way up!
High visibility: We have a small group of MBA's from around the country (about ten total), plus this position reports to an executive committee direct report. Not bad for a global, $6.5b Berkshire Hathaway company!
Most important: the IMPACT you can make. This is not a role for the timid and meek, speak up and actually be heard. You are not just an intern to us, you are a part of the team.
Past MBA Projects
Created a comprehensive business plan for a disruptive technology
Created and implemented the transformational lean innovation process for $4B business
Mapped and quantified the sustainable chemical market for the entire organization
Evaluated the Carbon Capture, Sequestration space and available opportunities for Lubrizol.
Developed a physical/online space to collaborate with startups outside improving Lubrizol’s portfolio to develop H2/H3 projects.
We are looking for high potential MBA students who are intellectually curious, have personal drive and a passion for entrepreneurship, marketing, innovation, and leadership. Requirements are:
Completed first year of MBA program
Solid record of academic achievement
Ability to think creatively and strategically
Desire to lead, innovate, and collaborate
Demonstrated relevant professional work experience (three+ years preferred)
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
This position will be located in Wickliffe, Ohio. Relocation and housing will be provided to eligible interns. Contact a Lubrizol recruiter for more information.
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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