Business Manager

  • Location

    West Midlands, England

  • Sector:

    Lubricants & Chemicals

  • Salary:

    £32000.00 - £42000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Keeley Robinson

  • Contact email:

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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  • Start date:


Job Title: Business Manager
Location: UK wide (ideal base Midlands or North West)
Sector: Specialty Oil/Lubricant Manufacturing

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Sales and Business Development professional to join a leading European developer and manufacturer of lubrication products based in the Midlands. Reporting directly into the Global Product Manager you will have a proven track record of B2B prospecting and developing business whilst managing and growing existing accounts across the industrial and pharmaceutical sectors. Experience of working with Distributors and an understanding of refinery operations is a plus.

Knowledge/experience from the lubricants, wax, pharmaceutical, or cosmetic raw materials industry is very highly desirable.

This is a home based role with national UK coverage so good access to the motorway network would be advantageous. A perfect opportunity for someone who has worked for a pharmaceutical or cosmetic raw materials distributor or manufacturer !

Management and further development of existing accounts
Identifying and developing new business opportunities
Price negotiation
Product portfolio development for your assigned market
Monitoring and management of sales against budget
Handling of customer enquiries
Customer database management
Reporting and forecasting
Account and budget planning
Market research
Handling of offers and quotations

Minimum HND qualification - Business related degree highly desirable
An understanding of white oil, lubricant or wax products and their applications
A demonstrable track record in B2B sales and account management
Exceptional new business development skills/experience
Distributor and/or manufacturing experience
A knowledge of / or experience of working with refineries
Proven territory management experience
Contract negotiation
A history of developing and managing initiatives focusing on delivering sales growth and profitability
Self-motivated, results focused, tenacious, resilient, enthusiastic, and a positive attitude are qualities required to succeed in this role
A strong communicator at all levels with excellent influencing, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
Able to build and develop good internal cross-functional and cross- cultural relationships.
Flexible approach to working hours and travel (some European travel may be required)
Able to operate effectively within a group matrix structure

Competitive base salary commensurate with experience, bonus, car or car allowance, life assurance, health insurance, pension, tools for the job, etc etc

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.

B2B, Refinery, Distributor, Manufacturing, White Oils, Petroleum Jelly, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Industrial, Sales, Account Management, Business Development, UK, National, Midlands, North West, Business Management, Territory Management, Oil, Waxes, Lubricants, Oils, Grease, Process Oil