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08/08 Shubha Subramani
Practice Head at Archer & Bull

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Senior Technical Manager - Lubricants (7-15 yrs)

Overseas/International/Dubai/Middle East/Dubai/UAE Job Code: 20149

Title : Senior Technical Manager

Reports to : CEO (with functional reporting to Chief Technology Officer)

Job description :

- The position will offer an opportunity to play a key role in providing technology support to the company and its subsidiaries in MEA under the guidance of global technology function.


- This is a hands-on role, which will be responsible for assisting CTO in a number of both strategic and tactical activities with focus on product portfolio management, regional OEM approvals, business tie-ups, CVP development, technical services involving product evaluation, product training, development of technical literature specific to region, quality management systems.


- The person will support the global technology on projects run by the company globally, and the person may lead/ assist on projects to completion.

- This role will require a good mix of functional and leadership skills. The ability to quickly master new skills and activate these is very important.

- This job involves occasional foreign travel.

Key Job Responsibilities :

- Product Management

- Identification of current/future product requirements

- Coordination with global technology function for filling gaps

- Product rationalization in the region

- Assistance to Gulf entities on product queries

- Market intelligence

- OEM approvals/ endorsements/ business development

- Working with regional/national offices of global OEMs for product endorsements

- Regional/ National OEM approvals

- Support to Sales for business tie-ups with OEMs and major businesses/ customers

- Technical Services

- Field Trials for developing CVPs/ facilitating tie-ups

- Technical Literature specific to region

- Training of Sales Staff (company & Distributors) & Customer seminars

- Customer complaint redressal

- Local HSE requirements

- Assist with evaluations of opportunities to improve operational excellence and reduce costs

- Implementation of cost effective formulations as per global additive procurement contracts

- Quality Management System (QMS)

- Management of blending plant labs

- Implementation of QMS in blending plants/ supply chain

- Assist in management of global quality standards

- Obtaining & renewal of various ISO and other quality certifications

Essential Skills :

- Engineering/sciences degree

- Minimum experience of 10 years in oil/ automobile/ engineering/lubricant additive company

- Must have Solid technical background in lubricants for minimum 5 years

- Very good familiarity with OEM and Industry Body (API, ACEA, JASO etc.) specifications of automotive, industrial lubricants and specialties

- Previous experience in dealing with OEMs is desirable

- Demonstrated interest and ability to quickly come up to speed with subjects outside core area of expertise,

- Very good communication skills in English

- Strong PowerPoint, Word & Excel and technical report preparation skills

- Ability to identify, gather, and analyse multiple sources of information, and in a structured way draw conclusions from it, based on incomplete data if needed

- Previous experience of quality processes/systems is highly desirable

Personal Qualities :

- Excellent communication, presentation and inter personal skills.

- A self-motivated, enthusiastic, high-energy individual with good self-awareness and self-management skills

- Expert negotiation and influencing skills

- Innovative and flair for problem solving

- Proven strategic aptitude and ability

- Tenacious and result driven with sound business judgement

- Commercially astute and customer focused

- Ability to multi-task efficiently and effectively

- Ability to effectively work in, and (help to) lead, teams of people in a virtual environment

- Comfortable to make decisions under uncertainty, or with incomplete data

- Ability to work under tight deadlines

- Able to work in, and effectively make use of, a multicultural environment

- Ability to quickly develop a mastery of a new skill and operationalise these

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