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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!
Sales Manager Automotive Germany

Sales Manager Automotive Germany

Q8Oils is a dynamic company in full transformation. This means that in addition to our traditional business of high-tech and innovative lubricants, we are very much engaged in developing new (digital) services for our customers. To ensure our transformation and growth, we are looking for an inspiring and enthusiastic colleague with focus on Southern Germany.


Sales Manager Automotive Germany

  • Are you an enthusiastic B2B sales professional?
  • You love events, building your network and researching market trends?
  • You have some experience in the automotive sector?
  • You thrive on the challenge of targets and objectives?
  • And you are able to work in the designated area with frequent travel?


5 times Check?

Then you may be the colleague we are looking for! Read on and check whether the job content and our expectations match yours. Are you excited, but do you still have questions? Then don't hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to answer your questions.


What is your role?

You plan, organise and execute the lubricants sales to automotive oriented customers via both direct and indirect channel with the focus on development via distributors.

In addition, you build & execute business development plans together with the distributors and liaise with internal stakeholders (product line manager, marketing, technical, …).

You acquire new direct customers in selected regions, support the distributors, initiate new developments and handle the day-to-day issues in order to achieve the sales targets and to do this in line with the strategy, credit procedures, all other company procedures and the safety and environmental guidelines.


What do you need to fulfil this role successfully?

  • You hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Marketing, Business, Engineering or Chemistry.
  • You have a hands-on style with good business sense to actively seek and build new development opportunities, and develop the existing ones
  • You possess strong collaboration and team-building skills in an international and multi-functional environment
  • Evidently you are customer oriented and can rely on strong commercial communication and negotiation skills
  • You are proficient in English, in addition to native level German
  • You have excellent analytical and strategic thinking capabilities
  • You are a team player with natural coaching and leadership skills (people manager)
  • Good knowledge of IT systems (MS Office) and administrative functionality are required
  • As well as the capability to determine priorities within the given time schedule
  • You are clearly a growth mindset person, not afraid of challenges and comfortable in changing and ambiguous environments
  • You are willing to travel 50% to 60%


What can you expect?

A multicultural and dynamic environment with ample development opportunities. Work-life balance is very important to us. We work hard, but time for relaxation and complete detachment is encouraged.

You can count on an attractive salary package, at least 30 days of holiday, pension insurance and a company car.



Are you triggered by the above description and would you like to join the sales department? Then send us your application and we will call you! Any questions? Do not hesitate and ask Raf ([email protected]).

We will always get back to you quickly. Does your story and profile inspire us? Then we invite you for an interview with Raf Vanzeer (recruiter) and Zoë Van Spitaels.

Are we still inspired? Then you will also meet some other colleagues within Q8Oils. We also aim to complete this entire process within a few weeks at most.


About Q8Oils

Q8Oils develops products, services and solutions that help our customers do business more profitably and sustainably. We develop, blend and supply a complete range of high technology lubricants and have a portfolio of over 1,000 products for every application, large or small. Based on the knowledge and experience gained in Q8Oils R&D departments in Europe, we produce a comprehensive range of oils in our own lubricant plants. The Q8Oils blending plant in Antwerp is located along the river Scheldt, which makes it easy to ship in raw materials. The finished lubricants are sold in bulk or in 1 to 1,000 litre containers. More than USD 100 million has been invested in recent years, making this the most modern lubricants plant in Europe. With its potential capacity of 250 million litres, it is also Europe's largest.

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