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Kuwait Petroleum benefits from the skills and commitment of exceptional people. We need the best talents to build on our success story.

In return, you will enjoy a supportive environment which offers outstanding opportunities for professional and personal growth, a work-life balance approach and a chance to help us drive the oil business with innovative solutions.

To strengthen the position of our Q8 headquarters, we need YOU and YOUR IDEAS!
Production Planner

Production Planner

Vacancy for a position within Q8Oils

Discover our growth plans and join our team! Q8Oils is an important lubricant manufacturer for the Energy sector. Thanks to our wide-ranging experience in this challenging market and our innovative R&D program, we continuously optimize our products for stationary gas engines, gas and steam turbines, compressors, marine engines and other energy solutions. Q8Oils focuses on bringing the best solutions and services to the energy market to support and grow our Key Account customers. We develop products, services and solutions that increase the profitability and sustainability of our customers’ business. As we seek to grow and expand our presence, we are looking for a Production Planner.


Administrate and manage the orders of customers & partners and manage the subcontractors of the blending plant. Plan, schedule and evaluate the production, filling and bulk loading of the manufacturing of lubricants at the blending plant Antwerp with respect to Safety, Health and Environment in order to deliver KPIL customers and partners on time and in full.


  • SHE and Quality
    Maintain and follow all procedures and directives in relation to Safety, Health, Environment and Quality in order to improve the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality of all colleagues, customers, suppliers, tools and processes and fore come to any Health, Safety and Environmental incidents. 

  • Orders
    Follow up, analyze, create replenishment orders, confirm production or collection dates and if necessary take action for customer orders and bring up the stock level of BPA and external warehouse in order to deliver on time to the customer and provide the necessary information by communicating with CSU Q8 and CVX.

  • Production Planning
    Make a production planning for manufacturing of lubricants at BPA in order to guarantee that operations can execute the production on time and in the right quantity and with respect to the lowest cost.

  • Filling planning
    Make filling planning for the filling of lubricants at BPA in order to guarantee that operations know what to fill on which day and order the necessary empty packages for these orders, and the customer can be informed when the filled products are ready for collection.

  • Bulk loading planning
    Make a bulk loading planning for the loading of lubricants at BPA in order to guarantee that operations know when the produced or in stock lubricants can be loaded and the customers or transporters know when to collect the bulk lubricants.

  • Subcontractors
    Create and follow up orders to subcontractors of the Blending Plant in order to deliver on time to the customers and have an optimal stock level a 3rd party warehouse. In case of external filling organize the blending planning and transport of the product and the empty packages to the 3rd party

Necessary experience:


High school with relevant experience (A1) or equivalent through experience.


  • Working experience in the petroleum or chemical industry is an advantage
  • Experience in transport planning (road or sea), raw material planning or production planning is required
  • Experience in working with suppliers is an advantage
  • Knowledge of MS Excel is required.
  • User knowledge in SAP planning/purchasing tools is required.


  • Pragmatic approach on solving problems
  • Strong personal skills
  • Flexible
  • Ability to work under stress
  • Good communicator
  • Team player


  • Dutch: excellent spoken and written.
  • English: good spoken and written.

We offer

Q8 offers you an exciting and responsible position within an international, rapidly expanding company that is one of the market leaders in the fuel sector.

You will be part of smart and sustainable solutions that make our customers’ lives more comfortable. You will discover an innovative, stimulating environment and community, focusing on accountability, collaboration, experimentation, personal growth and development, along with highly motivated and capable colleagues.

In return for your solid commitment, you can count on an attractive salary package including an extensive package of extra-legal benefits, additional vacation days and a work policy that encourages and enables a positive work-life balance through ea. remote work.

Your work home base will be Antwerp.

For questions or more information about this position, please contact Niels Klockaerts, [email protected] 

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