Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer Job Details

Industry: Lubricants & Additives
Location: Paris, France or Cologne, Germany (+40% travel Europe & Asia)
Salary: €100-130k Basic + Bonus + Benefits


A global company, specialising in manufacturing, developing and distributing lubricants for the automotive, heavy-duty, metalworking, off-highway, motorsport industry. From its headquarters just outside of Paris, and outposts in all corners of the globe, the company has gained a worldwide reputation and recognition for the quality of its lubricant products. The company’s culture, deeply rooted in its history through the constant search for more innovative, effective and better solutions, has enabled them to establish an envied position in the sector.

A CTO role is ideal for a professional with an innovative mindset & strong technology background, who is looking for a senior management position in a prosperous and passionate company.


  • Responsibility for identifying, implementing and driving the company’s technology & innovative solutions across the entire Group
  • Staying abreast of the latest trends in technology and studies the best ways to use this technology to increase the company revenues in coordination with other head executives
  • Playing a key role in the company transformation towards sustainability & digitalization, as well as identifying the proper technology and process to build a solid and profitable offer for the future transportation vehicles of tomorrow
  • Being an integral part of the company’s R&D programs
  • Strengthening a network of co-operation with and aim to implement projects with external research centres and universities


  • Strategic & innovative mindset and strong business acumen are essential in this role
  • Education / Qualification: Masters’ Degree from University or Business School preferably in Management and Technology
  • +10 years’ experience within technology industry, ideally in Lubricants or Chemicals market
  • Experience in leading technological partnerships with external entities
  • Excellent knowledge of R&D
  • Strong leadership skills; ability to collaborate insightfully with team members to develop strategies and implement business plans (operational approach)
  • Excellent financial acumen for assessing business risks and opportunities and commercial negotiations
  • Strong planning, organising, coordinating and priority-setting skills
  • Ingenious in building relationships with OEM’s, clients, suppliers and contractors and the ability to relate effectively with clients’ senior management and staff
  • An excellent communicator and public speaker
  • English language proficiency
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