Technical Manager

Recruiter
Lubrizol
Location
Bargate, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Sep 2019
Closes
30 Sep 2019
Ref
1259650732
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.Technical Manager - Marine Diesel (MD) and Stationary Gas (SG)Salary competitive dependent upon skills and experience, plus excellent benefitsThis role is based at the European marketing and technical centre located in a rural setting at Hazelwood, eight miles from Derby City Centre, UK.The role:We are looking to recruit Technical Manager to manage the relationship with assigned Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), engine owners and end users on behalf of the Commercial Engine Lubricants business to help develop then advocate Lubrizol's agreed positions. The successful candidate will be responsible for acquiring, interpreting and communicating knowledge of future OEM hardware and oil requirements. They will prospect and establish sustainable relationships with End Users for trials for OEM approvals, tests that generate proof of performance data and insights on end user lubrication issues and needs.To be successful you will have the ability to analyse field trial data and generate compelling proof of performance demonstration materials and lead and manage general sales and customer OEM product approvals including the relevant processes required to monitor and maintain such approvals In this role you will:Facilitate information sharing with assigned OEMs, developing relationships with OEMs and end users to the point where it is seen as a clear competitive advantage.Analyse OEM and general market trends and communicate strategic and tactical plans for each assigned OEM.Active participation in the development of MD and SG strategic and tactical plans.Publish articles and / or make formal presentations at OEMs, customers, industry meetings and professional forums.Build successful relationships with other internal divisions and external groups (especially industry groups, OEMs and customers).Prospect, establish and build relationships with MD & SG end users. Identify and establish contact with key end user personnelSet up and maintain ship/field trial agreementsCollaborate with Mechanical Testing to manage ship/field trialsAnalyse data, draw technical conclusions and prepare summary documents for internal and external useAssist in negotiating product approvals with OEMs and maintain internal OEM approval data.Provide as needed key customer support as it pertains to OEM knowledge sharing and support for OEM approvals, field testing and letters of support.Predict business impact based on OEM and general market knowledge including end users. To be successful in the role, we are looking to hire someone who:Is Degree qualified or equivalent in a relevant technical, scientific or engineering discipline.Has experience of OEM liaison, mechanical testing, commercial segments, or similar disciplines.May be a member of industrial committee or group.Has knowledge of customers, competitors, end-user and the market.Is able to represent Lubrizol at customers and professional forums.Holds additive knowledge and understanding of fluid/equipment interactions.Has effective verbal and written communication skills.Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills to develop trusting relationships.Uses OEM, end-user and customer knowledge to shape strategy.Utilises and implements business strategy skills to leverage business.May have multiple language skills.What Lubrizol can offer you: - In return we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, share incentive scheme, bonus and an excellent pension scheme as well as the opportunity to develop your career in a globally successful specialty chemical company.Closing Date: Friday 11th October 2019Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.Lubrizol is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from a diverse range of applicants. All applicants will be considered entirely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.The European marketing and technical centre Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe. The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City centre. With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes. Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of 'the city of festivals!') an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless. If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities. We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.There is something for everyone who lives and work here......To learn and see what it is like to work here at Lubrizol Hazelwood, please view our video.For further information, please visit: ,

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