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Lubricants Commercial Manager - OEM

Chemicals

Oxfordshire (£) Competitive + Car + Bonus
permanent Job Ref: 5840

Description

A global leader in the lubricant market is currently seeking a new Lubricant Commercial Manager to join the team in Oxford on a permanent basis. You will become an integral part of the Industrial Liaison team and will be responsible for developing corporate strategy whilst having the ability to manage a geographically diverse team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the line management of a team of experienced expert contributors.
  • Develops and coaches team to high performance, both as individuals and as a group.
  • Working inside the EU within industry trade associations or directly with OEMs.
  • Develops, maintains and ensures appropriate implementation of the OEM prioritisation model.
  • Builds strong personal relationships with key decision makers in EU OEMs and industry trade associations.
  • Personally operates within, or oversees, senior level industry trade body representation (eg. ATC).
  • Acts as a champion of OEM relationship activities.
  • Monitors and assesses competitive behaviour in industry and feeds back into wider organisation.
  • Works with key OEMs and industry trade associations on topics of strategic significance

Requirements

  • Degree level qualification
  • Commercial acumen and ability to recognise the potential commercial impact of industry or OEM actions and communicate these back to the organisation
  • Customer relationship management skills – well-networked at the OEMs, in industry trade associations and with major strategic customers
  • Experience of leading a large, geographically-spread, global team
  • Some technical formulation knowledge and/or an engineering background for credibility with OEMs will be highly desirable
  • Strong influencing and persuasion skills, both internally and externally, through strong personal relationships and effective communication

Competitive salary + excellent company benefits including bonus + company car

Job Ref: 5840