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
West Africa Lubricants Sales Manager
Are you a lubricants sales professional with the flexibility to relocate or travel to West Africa and looking for an exciting opportunity to take on a senior sales role? Our client, one of Africa’s largest and long-established providers of oil and gas products and services, is looking for a professional and dynamic individual with a strong background in Lubricants Sales and experience of working within the West Africa Region. The ideal candidate would be able to demonstrate delivering strategic sales in order to grow market share in a challenging and fast-paced environment. You will also be flexible in terms of working style and have proven leadership experience. You’ll need to understand supply chain, P&L and have proven business development skills in order to help the business achieve their ambitious growth plans. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE Overall regional commercial responsibility of the lubricant business Performance management, training and coaching of sales representatives in a matrix organisation Establish and deliver strategic sales plans across multiple channels both B2B and retail network Analysis and interpretation of regional market trends and competitor activity Identifying new business opportunities, developing new and growing existing markets and contributing to product and service improvements Reporting and forecasting annual, quarterly and monthly sales results and targets Working with the wider West Africa team to manage the service provided and optimise the growth of key accounts Contributing to the overall growth and development of the business including sales, product development, operations and commercial relationships KEY SKILLS/ ATTRIBUTES You will …. Have a minimum 5 years of experience in lubricant sales through multiple sales channels, including B2B accounts Be able to demonstrate the ability to develop businesses and portfolios Have a strong track record in achieving or exceeding commercial targets Have sales/commercial experience in different countries Be able to gather and format data and submit responses to RFQs and tenders Be able to build, lead and motivate a high-performance sales team Have excellent communication skills to develop, present and sell value proposition Be able to demonstrate experience in managing profitability Be able to produce, measure and analyse key performance indicators (ROI and KPIs) Be fluent in English and French (both speaking and writing) Ideally have worked in a sales or a technical sales position for a lubricants marketing company Be a proficient user of Microsoft office suite applications Be able to spend a minimum of 50% of your working month in the West Africa Region REMUNERATION Competitive base salary commensurate with experience plus excellent global career progression opportunities. Additional benefits and remuneration to be confirmed depending on applicant location. For further details and to discuss this opportunity contact Lucinda on 0044 (0)7854 576318 or 0044 (0) 1565 626754. Alternatively apply direct with a copy of your cv via email@example.com
Are you an experienced Technical Development professional with R&D and project management experence, who can also demonstrate strong commercial acumen? A global multi award winning organisation in the speciality chemicals world needs a Technical Specialist to join an innovative team that will seek to identify new pipelines of products for the future, with a focus on sustainability. This is an exciting time to join this organisation as it helps to identify, integrate and support changing customer product requirements. You will be working alongside an exceptional team of fellow commercial experts and R&D experts who embrace this vision of the future. This is a career opportunity with an exciting future! You must have a strong understanding of the end user and OEM marketplace, this can come through a range of market pathways including energy and lubricants. You need to embrace the idea of creating conversations with the end users about the products of the future, sustainability being a key part of this conversation, and have a strong technical experience base. It is these end user conversations that will lead on to a next generation product portfolio. Previous technical, R&D experience 5 years plus needs to be complemented by 5 years plus commercial skills, ideally with project management. This role can be home-based in the UK or Europe KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Creation and delivery of product line strategies across a range of energy and mobility related markets Market analysis and assessment of customer requirements in growth markets to provide leadership and guidance Understand and engage with OEMs and key partners to create collaborative pathways Through innovation and optimisation of the product portfolio ensure there is adequate product offering to meet business strategies Management and further development of customer relationships both internal and external Identify, coordinate and prioritise project and key development activities throughout Europe Convert market changes into opportunities for growth Assist in the development of business plans Work collaboratively with sales, marketing, technical and regulatory teams on a daily basis KEY SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES Technical degree Chemistry or Engineering Experience in product development, management of / or marketing of products, and project management Demonstrable commercial acumen and some sales experience is highly desirable Excellent planning and organisation skills Customer facing experience in a technical capacity An understanding of product formulation and new product development activities Strong relationship building skills both internally and externally Effective communication, negotiation, and presentation skills Willingness to travel to fulfil responsibilities An aptitude and openness to learning and potential to grow Effective planning skills to develop and manage execution of a product portfolio Remuneration: Competitive base salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits. For full details contact Emma Bloomfield on 0044 (0) 1565 626754 / 0044 (0) 7884230345 or via Emma@elevenrecruitment.com Eleven Recruitment has been recruiting within the lubricants and additives sector since 1999. We work with major oil companies, lubricant, additives and chemical manufacturers and independent blenders. We specialise in the recruitment of R&D, manufacturing, formulation, sales and marketing, operations, commercial, technical and engineering professionals across the UK and Europe. 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.
Are you a senior level Toxicologist ready for a new challenge in the chemicals sector? Our client whose UK facility is located in the South East is looking to appoint a Toxicology Advisor / Manager to strengthen their global EHS team. Leading a team of 5 you will play a key role in the development and implementation of the strategic toxicology planning to ensure the alignment of global business needs with regulatory obligations. Reporting to the global Head of EHS you will typically have a Masters or PhD in Toxicology, Biochemistry, Life Sciences or similar related field. An in depth technical understanding of the principles and methods of toxicology testing and complex risk assessments is also essential. This is an exciting opportunity with excellent career progression prospects in which you will have regular interaction with internal and external stakeholders and regulatory bodies around the globe. Key Responsibilities: Lead, manage, and develop the toxicology team Develop, implement, and lead the long term strategic toxicology plan Manage the external toxicology test lab budget leveraging lean tools to improve service delivery and reduce cost Review, evaluate, and interpret toxicology test results (mammalian and eco-tox) and communicate results and recommendations to the management team Work closely with regulatory agencies on all toxicology matters related to new regulation and product registration Collate, review and interpret data from literature, testing, chemical grouping, and modelling to use as a basis for development of SDS toxicity and classification statements Monitor and review technical literature and databases for new scientific information on petroleum-based and chemical additive products/materials Provide recommendations to management on strategies which could minimise the impacts of the product portfolio Interact with industry trade associations, technical workgroups, and scientific/regulatory advocacy committees that address toxicology issues in the sector Participate on interdisciplinary business teams in the development of new products Desirable Skills/Attributes required: Demonstrable experience in ecotoxicology and mammalian toxicology Chemical or Petrochemical industry experience in a similar role Essential Skills/Attributes required: Strong interpersonal skills to translate complex data into an understandable language to facilitate business decision making Good collaborator and relationship builder A solid understanding of toxicology testing data interpretation in regulatory environments Previous leadership and mentoring experience. The ability to work cross business within a matrix organization. Demonstrate an understanding of basic chemistry, and risk assessment & control Capable of using your experience and insight to foresee issues and take proactive steps to address them. Able to make critical decisions in a scientifically robust manner. Flexible approach to business travel, attending seminars, conferences etc Collaborative working Remuneration: Attractive base salary commensurate with experience, full benefits package, relocation assistance if required, and excellent global career progression opportunities. For full details contact Emma Bloomfield at Eleven Recruitment on 0044(1)565 626754 or apply direct to firstname.lastname@example.org Keywords: Toxicology, ecotoxicology, mammalian toxicology, chemicals, specialty chemicals, technical, DABT, petrochemical, epidemiology, Toxicology Manager, Toxicology Advisor, testing, toxicity, SDS’s, Additives, South East, UK, Product Stewardship, EHS Eleven Recruitment has been recruiting within the lubricants and additives sector since 1999. We work with major oil companies, lubricant, additives and chemical manufacturers and independent blenders. We specialise in the recruitment of R&D, manufacturing, formulation, sales and marketing, operations, commercial, technical and engineering professionals across the UK and Europe. 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.
Between £40k to £50k + Benefits
Are you an experienced General Manager / Depot Manager looking for a fresh challenge in the fuels sector? Based around the Lincolnshire / Peterborough area, you would be instrumental in establishing and growing a new depot with responsibility for all areas of the operation including distribution and sales. Our client is part of a large, independent fuel wholesaler group with national coverage across the UK. This role requires a proven leader who can not only build but support and motivate a team whilst driving the business forward. It is essential that you have previous experience of working in a Senior Managerial position having held profit and loss and budget responsibilities. KEY SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES Ideally you will have experience as a depot and / or business development manager in the fuels sector and an understanding of the operational requirements for a wet depot You will be an extremely hard working and driven individual who is confident and enthusiastic with excellent communication skills at all levels Proven management and leadership skills with the ability to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with your team You will be able to demonstrate business development skills by meeting / exceeding challenging sales objectives, acquiring new accounts across a variety of sectors Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to influence, communicate and work with appropriate networks A good knowledge of the downstream oil industry to include stock management and operational activities Excellent numeracy and literacy skills REMUNERATION Salary range between £40,000 and £50,000 depending on experience, bonus package, pension, fully expensed Company Car, laptop, phone etc. IN ADDITION This position offers a genuine career opportunity within a reputable and highly regarded long standing business
Business Development Manager
Up to £70k + Benefits
Do you have a proven track record in aviation fuels sales and are you ready for a career with an award winning, global brand? Operating in over 100 countries across the fuel, lubricants and aviation sectors, our client is looking for a Business Development Manager for its Aviation specialist team. The role will be exclusively focused on New Business Development, expanding jet fuel performance across a global market. Having built its reputation in the marketplace on providing a comprehensive support package which underpins its operation, oru client is looking to realise its exciting growth strategy. The company's product ethos has been to ensure that all products are delivered safely, on time and at competitive prices and through applying this philosophy they seek to expand their relationships in the global aviation market. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Pro actively support the implementation of a 5 year business plan through new business development Developing a regional strategy to extend business opportunities within the jet fuel sector To take responsibility for allocated areas, as agreed with line manager Identify new airport developments and market entry Monitoring existing business portfolio Reviewing new business proposals and delivering full project analysis Work strategically to support the growth plans of the team by measuring progress against targets, addressing problem areas, and supporting and coordinating where necessary Look to extend airport supplied locations by identifying suitable prospect airports and developing a competitive route to provide sales opportunities on airport KEY/SKILLS ATTRIBUTES: Degree level as minimum (essential) Significant senior commercial experience in Aviation business ideally at least 5 years (preferred) At least one fluent second language (preferred) Exceptional relationship building skills Proven experience of working across different cultural work styles REMUNERATION Strong basic salary up to £70,000, a bonus of up to 10% , £7000 car allowance and company benefits For Full details please contact Emma Bloomfield on 01565 626 754 or apply to email@example.com Eleven Recruitment has been recruiting within the lubricants and additives sector since 1999. We work with major oil companies, lubricant, additives and chemical manufacturers and independent blenders. We specialise in the recruitment of R&D, manufacturing, formulation, sales and marketing, operations, commercial, technical and engineering professionals across the UK and Europe. 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.
Area Sales Manager
Seeking a proactive Area Sales Manager with a proven track record in selling chemicals or similar products to distributors and manufacturers, to join a highly successful premium brand speciality chemicals distributor. This is a home-based opportunity covering Southern England requiring a technical, value added sales approach so knowledge of the market place is essential. Reporting to the Business Director your primary focus will be managing and further developing existing accounts in your region, so a focus on Account Management is key, whilst identifying new business opportunities within the focus sectors. Typically you will be a self-motivated, Sales and Account Management professional, with some technical knowledge of chemical related products and a demonstrable passion for sales, account management, and relationship building. 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 organization which consistently experiences year on year growth. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Manage existing accounts whilst maximizing 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. You will understand the premium brand value and technical advantages to maximise sales Continued market observation and evaluation to stay current on industry needs, requirements, and trends. Develop a good understanding of the chemical market and opportunities for your value proposition. Actively promote and maximize brand awareness. Undertake regular account reviews of existing customers and employ pro-active methods to increase volume and in the case of falling sales, identify the cause and solutions. KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES Experience in B2B Technical/Solution Sales, Account Management, or Business Development Strong demonstrable value added and solutions sales skills. An understanding of some chemical related products Sales experience in the lubricant or speciality chemicals sector A motivated and driven personality, a pro active self starter, with the appreciation of working with a premium brand A solutions finder with entrepreneurial flair who is willing to take the initiative. Excellent relationship builder. Confident communicator and presenter at all levels who interacts well with colleagues and customers. Highly effective time management, administrative and organisational skills to work autonomously are essential. Enthusiastic and embraces opportunities with positive “can-do” attitude A flexible approach to work and business travel. Computer literacy is essential and a competent user of all Microsoft programmes. REMUNERATION Competitive base salary, good bonus potential, pension, healthcare, company car, laptop, phone, good career progression, and company longevity. Stable working week Monday to Friday 9-5 For full details contact Emma Bloomfield 0044 (0)1565 626754 or apply directly with a copy of your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org Eleven Recruitment has been recruiting within the lubricants and additives sector since 1998. We work with major oil companies, lubricant, additives and chemical manufacturers and independent blenders. We specialise in the recruitment of R&D, manufacturing, formulation, sales and marketing, operations, commercial, technical and engineering professionals across the UK and Europe. 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.
Are you a chemist with previous laboratory experience in the oil or lubricants sector? Are you ready for your next career challenge? An award winning specialist blender of advanced lubricant solutions is looking for a Development Chemist. You will be supporting a business critical department in contributing towards project delivery and technical solutions. The strong brand name and reputation of the company offers the basis for an exciting and challenging role with opportunities for professional development. The successful applicant will have a proven track record running development projects, recording data and evaluating results. The ultimate focus of this company is to be seen as a specialist and technology partner of choice within the lubricants sector. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Run assigned development projects, accurately record, report and discuss results with a view to agreeing additional work to bring projects to a satisfactory conclusion Contribute suggestions and ideas to achieve development goals Assist and deputise in all aspects of technical sample handling, including quality assurance of incoming raw materials, blended product samples and customer service samples when required Undertake any tasks that may be reasonably requested by the Laboratory Manager – approach these tasks in an enthusiastic and proactive manner Gain thorough knowledge of the day-to-day laboratory activities and equipment/testing methods Deliver project reports to an agreed timescale Report QC and Customer Service analysis results in a timely manner to the relevant departments and accurately record and update all associated records Assist with the technical effort to produce quality products, consistently and repeatedly Be responsible for ensuring projects and analysis work are processed accurately and in a timely manner KEY SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES: Degree level chemistry/science Previous laboratory experience essential Experience in Oil/Lube Industry essential Methodical and accurate Attention to detail Flexible Punctual Good communicator Team player able to support QC and all other analysis functions Ability to maintain accurate and traceable records REMUNERATION Attractive base salary commensurate with experience, good bonus potential, pension, healthcare and additional benefits, enhanced holiday, tools for the job, and good career progression and personal development opportunities. For full details contact Emma Bloomfield on 0044 (0)1565 626754 or apply directly with a copy of your cv to email@example.com
EHS Specialist - Product Stewardship
Our client, a leading global developer and manufacturer of chemical additive packages is looking to expand their EHS Team with the appointment of an experienced Product Stewardship. You will play a key role in leading all product stewardship activities and providing EHS support for one or more assigned business units. Reporting to the Senior Product Stewardship Manager you will interact daily with cross business teams, R&D, trade associations and regulatory bodies. This is an exciting and varied opportunity for the successful applicant to really advance their career in this specialist field. Key Responsibilities: Lead all EHS support for your assigned business units responding to internal and external customers as required Coordinate global chemical registrations relating to new chemical notifications Handle complex customer and regulatory issues with minimal supervision. Demonstrate a strong knowledge of hazcom and chemical control regulations Participate in projects to ensure they meet regulatory compliance and the EHS requirements of internal/external customers Carry out substance registrations such as REACH Support all regulatory compliance activities relating to your business units Deliver presentations on EHS topics as required Maintain expert level proficiency for various classification schemes such as OSHA Hazcom, GHS, CLP & WHMIS methodologies. Communicate any issues and impacts related to various classifications to the business unit and R&D. Demonstrate a knowledge of related computer systems such as IUCLID, Sphera - IA, etc. Monitor the development of international chemical legislation in designated countries. Work with competitors through trade associations and working groups, to achieve mutually beneficial goals. Skills/Attributes required: Degree in Chemistry, or other science related field Demonstrable understanding of Product Stewardship and EHS functions Understand the function and applications of the additives and formulations of product lines Advise formulators in ways to reduce hazards and risks relating to products In depth understanding of chemistry and a knowledge of toxicology, ecotoxicology and risk assessment Knowledge of International transport legislation & ability to handle complex inquiries. Able to interpret and summarise complex information. Enthusiastic and motivated personality Proven team-player. Ability to achieve deadlines with minimal supervision. Able to think analytically and focus on details. Remuneration: Attractive base salary commensurate with experience, full benefits package, relocation assistance if required, and excellent global career progression opportunities. For full details contact Emma Bloomfield at Eleven Recruitment on 0044(1)565 626754 or apply direct to firstname.lastname@example.org Keywords: Product Stewardship, Compliance, EHS, Toxicology, Petrochemicals, Additives, Specialty Chemicals, REACH, CLP, GHS, WHMIS, Chemical registration, Formulation, Chemistry, R&D, South East, UK, Chemical Legislation Eleven Recruitment has been recruiting within the lubricants and additives sector since 1999. We work with major oil companies, lubricant, additives and chemical manufacturers and independent blenders. We specialise in the recruitment of R&D, manufacturing, formulation, sales and marketing, operations, commercial, technical and engineering professionals across the UK and Europe. 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.
Sales and Marketing Manager
£70k to £80k (depending on experience)
Would you like the opportunity to take a key, strategic role with a leading, global manufacturer of mineral oil specialities? Our client is looking for a charismatic and ambitious Sales and Marketing Manager to help define and manage their UK sales and marketing strategy. In this role you would be expected to: Define and manage the sales & marketing strategy of the UK business Manage and develop the sales function of the UK business People management skills and experience in strategic sales are critical for this role. Reporting into the company’s General Manager, you would have overall responsibility for the field and internal sales teams as well as marketing and product development colleagues. You would be accountable for the sales, marketing and product development budgets. You will be expected to: Develop, implement and improve the company’s sales and marketing strategy balancing customer satisfaction, optimised profitability and minimised operating cost. Performance manage the sales and marketing team whilst demonstrating a measured, business focussed and fair approach Develop pricing strategies to maximise profitability Actively seek major new business opportunities whilst maintaining and developing existing business portfolio Develop strong relationships with key decision makers within target market sectors. Monitor and evaluate competitor and market activities and take appropriate actions on strategy and tactical response in order to maintain a competitive edge Ensure effective integration between Sales and Operations Champion human resource objectives through effective recruitment, training and personal development Work with Product Development and Purchasing Managers, evaluate customer technical requirements, the position of current products in the market place and identify innovative product development and technology advancements The successful candidate will: Be educated to degree level or equivalent with relevant industrial sales experience Have strong commercial skills and experience of working at both strategic and operational levels Have proven experience of leading and developing successful sales teams Have a strong background in developing and managing initiatives focusing on delivering sales growth and profitability Be self-motivated, results-oriented with a positive attitude, and have a clear focus on how to achieve high quality and business profit Be a strong communicator and be able to build relationships at all levels with excellent influencing, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills Full UK driving licence Able to operate effectively within a group matrix structure Remuneration The salary is between £70 and £80k (depending on experience) as well as generous car allowance, tools for the job, healthcare (after completion of probationary period), pension, opportunity to earn bonus of up to 15% of base salary Location…. Being visible and working within the wider team is critical to the success of this role – Therefore you would need to be prepared to commute to or be located close to the West Midlands – At this stage support with relocation has not been offered For full details contact Lucinda Eyre 0044 (0)1565 626754 or apply directly with a copy of your CV to email@example.com Eleven Recruitment has been recruiting within the lubricants and additives sector since 1998. We work with major oil companies, lubricant, additives and chemical manufacturers and independent blenders. We specialise in the recruitment of R&D, manufacturing, formulation, sales and marketing, operations, commercial, technical and engineering professionals across the UK and Europe. 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. KEYWORDS Sales, Sales and Marketing Manager, Business Development, Account Management, Technical Sales, B2B, Field Sales, West Midland, East Midlands, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Lubrication, Lubricants, Speciality Chemicals, Waxes, Wax, White Oils, Process Oils, New Business Development