Eleven Recruitment has been successfully bringing together clients and candidates in the lubricant, additives and speciality chemicals industry since 1999. We have a strong track record of sourcing mid and senior level talent, with the specialist knowledge and experience required in the industrial, automotive and marine sectors.
Our specialist consultants match candidates with roles in global and regional sales and marketing, manufacturing, formulation and research and development.
We help major oil companies, lubricant producers, additive manufacturers, independent blenders and resellers across the UK and Europe complete their business-critical teams.
Eleven Recruitment is also a member of and works closely with the UK Lubricants Association (UKLA) to promote careers in the industry and help attract a new generation of tribology professionals.
Contact our specialist consultants to discuss your needs.
Global key account manager (GKAM)
General manager / Managing director
Technical product manager
Regional business manager
Senior chemical compliance manager
General manager / managing director
Portfolio strategy manager
Supply chain manager
Global marketing manager
Head of sales
Strategic marketing manager
Senior formulation chemist
Portfolio strategy manager
Technical sales manager - chemicals
Raw materials technical support manager
International sales manager
Project lead engine oils
Head of Operations
Are you an experienced and motivated logistics or transport manager looking for your next challenging role? We're looking for an individual with the drive and enthusiasm to make sustainable and long-lasting improvements to maximise business performance. You must be: a strong leader with experience of providing coaching and mentoring to aid personal and professional development used to working autonomously and making decisions able to demonstate strong analytical skills able to deliver change confidently. Our client, one of the largest fuel and lubricant distributors in the UK, are looking for a Head of Operations, based out of their head office in Lincolnshire. The business service thousands of domestic, agricultural, haulage and commercial customers and independent retail garages across a dozen counties. Employing over 70 staff, and operating across nine locations, they pride themselves on providing first-rate customer service. As part of their ambitious future growth plans they are now looking to recruit a newly created “Head of Operations” to join the existing senior leadership team. They will work closely with the General Manager to manage day-to-day running of the business and deliver planned improvements. This will cover the management of teams across Sales/Commercial, Transport, Finance and Operations. As the Head of Operations, you will be required to: assist the General Manager providing support and guidance to all teams across the business take responsibility for maximising sales growth, business improvement and delivering year-on-year efficiencies by exploiting technological and digital opportunities lead the development of the transport team and operating systems, supporting line managers to drive efficiencies, implement sustainable changes based on robust analytical data, and support with recruitment, training and engagement agendas provide monthly reporting on key performance indicators whilst making recommendations for performance improvements ensure compliance with all Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures whilst driving down the number of near misses and incidents oversee the day to day management of the Transport operations, ensuring the company are compliant to all industry and legislative standards support the Customer Service and Sales teams maintain the business’ excellent client retention whilst implementing changes to maximise sales opportunities, generating new business and achieve year on year growth. support the Depot Operations Team in the maintenance of all eight regional depots lead, coach and mentor direct reports as part of the company’s ongoing succession strategy, providing motivational leadership to assist with personal and professional development demonstrate excellent people management skills, such as recruitment and selection, absence and performance management, training and development, culture and engagement. provide first-class customer service at all times in line with the company ethos. The ideal candidate will: be an experienced logistics, transport or operations manager with at least 5 years’ experience have senior management or leadership level experience and be able to demonstrate effective people and relationship management have excellent business acumen and be able to identify critical business objectives and challenges to influence necessary process or change possess strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills ideally have experience of using software such as TouchStar, LoadMap2 and Codas be computer literate to a high level be comfortable with a moderate level of UK travel and hold a UK driving licence preferably have some experience in or understanding of fuels distribution or similar sector The company offer a competitive salary of between £50K and £60K depending on experience, along with many other company benefits including pension scheme, competitive annual leave entitlement and the ability to purchase shares in the business.
Area Sales Manager - Adblue - NE England & Lincs
North East Lincolnshire
Are you an ambitious and self-motivated sales professional with experience working in the automotive, agricultural and / or logistics sectors? We're looking for a dynamic Area Sales Manager with a proven track record in selling into the automotive, agricultural and transport sectors. This candidate will join a long established and highly successful distributor of premium brand speciality chemicals as their North East & Lincolnshire Sales Manager. This is a home based opportunity which requires extensive UK travel. Reporting to the Field Sales Manager, your primary focus will be managing and further developing existing accounts in your region, so a focus on account management is key. You will also be required to identify new business opportunities within the focus sectors. You will be someone who demonstrates a passion for sales, account management, and relationship building with a proven track record of achieving incremental and new business sales growth. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who enjoys autonomy and can demonstrate first class sales and business development techniques to play a key role in a highly reputable organisation which consistently experiences year on year growth. You will Manage existing accounts whilst maximising cross selling opportunities Identify and develop opportunities for new business with both existing and potential customers and markets using value selling principles and a consultative approach Understand the premium brand value and product advantages to maximise sales Continue market observation and evaluation to stay current on industry needs, requirements, and trends Develop a good understanding of the relevant captive markets and opportunities for your value proposition Actively promote and maximise brand awareness Undertake regular account reviews of existing customers and employ proactive methods to increase volume, and in the case of falling sales, identify the cause and solutions. You will need: Experience in B2B technical/solution sales, account management, or business development Strong demonstrable value added and solutions sales skills Sales experience in and an understanding of automotive, agricultural and logistics / transportation sectors To have a motivated and driven personality (a proactive self starter), with appreciation of working with a premium brand To be a solutions finder, with entrepreneurial flair who is willing to take the initiative Excellent relationship building skills To be a confident communicator and presenter at all levels who interacts well with colleagues and customers To be highly effective at time management and have administrative and organisational skills to work autonomously To be enthusiastic and be able to embrace opportunities with positive “can-do” attitude To have a flexible approach to work and business travel. Competitive base salary, good bonus potential, pension, healthcare, company car, laptop, phone, good career progression, and an excellent record of staff retention. For full details contact Lucinda Eyre on 07854 576318 or apply directly with a copy of your CV to email@example.com Note: Eleven Recruitment is acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK.
North American Sales Manager - Renewable Speciality Chemicals
$50k - $78k USD
We are currently looking for a technical sales professional within the North American chemicals industry who has a passion for renewable and sustainable products. This is an exciting role within a startup business focusing on speciality oleochemicals, hydraulic fluids and air compressor lubricants all made from Castor Oil and Palm Oil sourced from sustainable and renewable suppliers. Our client has technical facilities in Brazil and Malaysia and a sales office in the UK. They are currently looking to ramp up their proactive sales activity for these exciting products, across North America. The role can be managed from home, remotely. You will ideally have: Technical sales experience within the speciality chemicals marketplace Experience of working with clients across North America A chemistry qualification Knowledge of industrial base oil The rewards for this role are: Working within the rapidly growing renewable and sustainable chemicals sector Opportunity to build your own market Unlimited growth potential within this start-up organisation On offer is a salary of around $50k USD depending upon experience and with bonuses the total compensation is expected to be around $78k USD.
European Sales Manager - Renewable Speciality Chemicals
$40k - $60k USD
We are currently looking for a technical sales professional within the European chemicals industry who has a passion for renewable and sustainable products. This is an exciting role within a startup business focusing on speciality oleochemicals, hydraulic fluids and air compressor lubricants all made from Castor Oil and Palm Oil sourced from sustainable and renewable suppliers. Our client has technical facilities in Brazil and Malaysia and a sales office in the UK. They are currently looking to ramp up their proactive sales activity for these exciting products, across Europe. The role can be managed from home, remotely. You will ideally have: Technical sales experience within the speciality chemicals marketplace Experience of working with clients across Europe A chemistry qualification Knowledge of industrial base oil The rewards for this role are: Working within the rapidly growing renewable and sustainable chemicals sector Opportunity to build your own market Unlimited growth potential within this start-up organisation On offer is a salary of around £40k - £45k depending upon experience and with bonuses the total compensation is expected to be around £60k.
Export Sales - Lubricants
Are you a motivated and experienced international sales professional with knowledge of global markets? We are looking for an individual to join one of the UK’s leading lubricant manufacturer and distributors. This exciting opportunity offers you the ability to work across multiple markets with a diverse and well-established product offering. You must be enterprising and looking for a challenging role where you will be part of a dynamic, aspiring sales culture. We are not looking for the finished article but someone who wants to develop their skills and knowledge in a supportive team environment. You will be someone who has worked in technical sales, ideally with some lubricants knowledge and you will have a proven track record of export sales. The ideal candidate will have worked across European and Asian markets and have a good general understanding of the various applications of lubricants across multiple sectors. The role will be *home-based with some time at the company's UK head office. You willbe equally comfortable with driving export sales remotely as you are with overseas travel. Are you able to identify and develop new business opportunities for wholesale lubricant accounts in different global markets? a confident communicator at all levels? able to demonstrate a proven track record of new business development, general sales and account management on a global scale? flexible to business travel and extended hours of work when required? excellent at time management, great at organisation and reporting, and have good CRM skills? able to work off your own initiative in addition to being a strong and effective team member? driven and highly motivated, capable of hunting for new business in addition to managing key accounts? Do you have excellent commercial acumen? strong negotiation skills? a broad understanding of lubricants and their applications across multiple sectors including manufacturing, industrial, automotive and food grade? proficient skills in MS Office (particularly Excel) Word, PowerPoint and the general internet? a good knowledge of gross margin percentages and calculations, and therefore capable of producing commercially acceptable quotations, proposals and reports? If the answer is yes to the above, this role will offer a generous basic salary and other benefits based on your experience. For more information or to discuss the role, contact Lucinda Eyre on +44 (0)7854 576318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org *Note – You must already be based in the UK with full rights to remain / work and not require sponsorship or work visa support.
Speciality Chemicals Sales Opportunities
Eleven Recruitment are working with a rapidly growing international speciality chemicals manufacturer and distributor to provide several sales professionals at all levels. We're looking for a minumum of 2-3 years experience but the flexibility means we want to speak to seasoned industry professionals too. For the right entrepreneurial candidate these roles can offer group bonuses, UK business bonuses and individual bonus schemes. If you have the ability to ask clients the right questions which will get to the root of their challenges we want to hear from you. The client operates across a wide range of industries and has expertise in partnering with their clients to assist their development of new products through sourcing niche chemicals or the creation of unique chemical blends via their in-house development and manufacturing capabilities. The roles would be remote and UK based and salaries are flexible. To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Andrew on 01565 654 830 or email email@example.com