General Manager

Business Development Manager

An exciting opportunity with a global innovator in lubricant technology, highly regarded brand in automotive, motorbike, motorsport and Heavy Duty markets. This dynamic and entrepreneurial company, with a legacy spanning over a century, is searching for a new General Manager as part of a succession planning strategy and upcoming retirement. 

Join a team that is redefining industry standards, where your leadership and strategic vision will play a pivotal role in steering the company towards new heights. 

If you’re a professional with a passion for automotive innovation and a track record of managerial success, this is your chance to make a lasting impact on a global scale.


About Role

  • The role will be based in the Polish HQ in Warsaw.
  • Full business unit manager managing a territory cluster incl Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech, Ukraine and other regions.
  • Product line is 75% automotive, 10% motorbike, 12% heavy duty, and 3% others. 
  • New product and market segments are planned to be added in the future requiring go to market strategy and new business development
  • The company sells through distribution partners, so experience with this sales channel is important as well as OEM selling skills.
  • Direct reports include 1 Sales Manager, 4 Sales, 3 Marketing, and 1 Technical Manager.


About Candidate

  • The ideal candidate will have excellent sales & marketing qualities.
  • 6-10 years in a leadership role at a business unit or general manager, or GM-1 level.
  • International experience and fluent in Polish and English (required), German (not essential).
  • Very reliable and motivating leadership approach.
  • Experience with automotive lubricants or sold products in the automotive aftermarket such as parts or accessories.
  • Able to collaborate, share, and exchange ideas with international colleagues and teams.
  • Good financial skills to handle pricing, budgeting, and forecasting, handle p&l.
  • Comfortable with a fast, entrepreneurial environment in a global and multicultural company.


To learn more about the General Manager position, please submit your application.

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Industry: Lubricants & Additives
Scope: Automotive, Heavy Duty, Motorcycle
Location: Warsaw, Poland



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