Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development
  • Excellence in global executive search, talent management and career development across the chemicals, materials, natural resources and bioscience world. We offer eight world-class services.

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  • ChemExec℠, our Executive Network offers faster, simpler, professional networking, just when you need it.

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  • From humble beginnings we have grown to a worldwide team able to complete assignments seamlessly and delight our clients, time and again. Our success rate to date? Over 95%

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  • Our international consulting team is leveraged by a growing board of executive advisors and business developers who endorse our activities and extend our reach.

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  • We partner with a growing range of associations, institutions, event organisers and businesses offering specialist coaching and training to help those working across our sectors.

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  • Our clients range from global multinationals to technology spin-outs. Our goal is always the same; to deliver better talent, faster and help people to grow and make a lasting impact.

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  • With offices in London, Philadelphia and Singapore we have a global footprint and local expertise to offer clients a truly borderless experience. For an exploratory chat, please get in touch.

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Welcome to Chemical Search International

Founded in 2000, we specialise exclusively in retained executive search, team recruitment, talent acquisition and career development services for the global chemicals and related sectors.

Our international consultants are all highly experienced sector professionals. This guarantees we will better understand your business and be able to deliver more relevant talent, faster. Please also join our revolutionary ChemExec℠ | Executive Network, which offers a whole new experience in professional networking and services to accelerate your career.

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Our Services

Executive Search
Team Acquisition
Interim & Contract
Coaching & Learning
Executive Network
Global Careers
Event Partnerships
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Latest careers

  • Principal Consultant | Energy ...

    Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

    We are seeking an experienced senior manager within the energy and chemical industries with a proven track record in business development and project ...

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  • Principal Research Analyst | P...

    Location: United Kingdom

    The PET Senior/ Principal Analyst will be responsible for the research and production of high quality analysis, and for providing support to clients o...

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  • Principal Research Analyst | R...

    Location: United Kingdom

    The RPET Senior/ Principal Analyst will be responsible for the research and production of high quality analysis, and for providing support to clients ...

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  • Category Manager (Procurement)...

    Location: India or Shanghai

    The Category Manager, India is a new role and will be the single point of contact for all chemicals sourced from India. The company has been purchasin...

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  • Global Expert Consultant in Pa...

    Location: South East Asia

    Our client is looking for a consultant to work on a short term assignment (1-3 months) to provide technical production support....

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  • Market Manager, Elastomers

    Location: SC, USA

    The position of Market Manager, Elastomers will work closely with the leadership team to identify and develop strategies to grow the elastomeric silic...

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  • Technical Service Team Leader

    Location: SC, USA

    Reporting to the R&D Director the Technical Service Team Leader is responsible for working with both the business and R&D teams to manage appl...

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  • Technical Manager | Fumed Sili...

    Location: TN, USA

    The position of Technical Manager is responsible for new product and application development of fumed silica and to provide technical support to exisi...

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  • Senior Trader | Industrial Che...

    Location: Flexible USA / Europe

    Growth and succession has led to the need to hire a Senior Trader who will develop existing and new product areas in either polymers or general indust...

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  • Head of PET & RPET Consulting

    Location: UK or Singapore base

    The Head of PET & RPET will be responsible for leading a high performance team based in North and South America, Europe and Asia through various a...

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Latest events

  • Future of Polyolefins 2019

    Location: Antwerp, Belgium

    Date: Wed, Jan 16 2019

    Achieving Sustainability & Circular Economy Objectives through Production, Design & Recycling, to Thrive as an Industry With the new Eur...

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  • 6th Maximizing Propylene Yield...

    Location: Barcelona

    Date: Wed, Jan 23 2019

    Already on its 6th edition, ACI’s Maximizing Propylene Yields 2019 Summit will bring together senior executives and experts from the refining, c...

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  • Energy Storage 2019

    Location: Brussels, Belgium

    Date: Wed, Jan 23 2019

    ACI’s 9th Energy Storage 2019 Conference will be taking place on the 23rd and 24th of January in Brussels, Belgium. The conference will bring t...

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  • The European Biopolymer Summit...

    Location: Ghent, Belgium

    Date: Wed, Feb 13 2019

    The 6th Edition of ACI’s European Biopolymer Summit will be taking place on 13th – 14th February 2019 in Ghent, Belgium. The two day event...

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  • Biobanking 2019

    Location: Porto

    Date: Thu, Feb 14 2019

    On 14 & 15 February 2019, EPM Group will host the BioTech Pharma Summit: Biobanking 2019 in Porto, Portugal. This year event will bring together t...

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  • Gasification 2019

    Location: Brussels, Belgium

    Date: Wed, Mar 13 2019

    Following the seven successful ACI Gasification Summits in previous years, we are delighted to confirm the dates and the location of the next year&rsq...

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  • LogiChem

    Location: Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky,...

    Date: Tue, Mar 19 2019

    Taking place on 19th-21st March 2019 in Amsterdam, LogiChem is Europe's Leading Chemical Supply Chain Event. Join 350+ senior supply chain and logisti...

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  • 6th World Elastomer Summit

    Location: Lyon, France

    Date: Wed, Mar 27 2019

    With the ever pressing sustainability & circular economy targets, and the expected evolution in the automotive industry, the elastomers ...

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  • European Fuels Markets & Refin...

    Location: Frankfurt

    Date: Wed, Mar 27 2019

    ACI’s is pleased to announce the next edition of European Fuels Markets & Refining Strategy Conference set in Frankfurt, Germany, on the on ...

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  • CHEMUK 2019 - Supply Chain Exp...

    Location: Yorkshire Event Centre, H...

    Date: Wed, May 1 2019

    The UK’s only dedicated Chemical Industries ‘national’ supply chain expo & 2-day free to attend open conference.   &nb...

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  • International Conference on M...

    Location: Rome, Italy

    Date: Mon, Jun 10 2019

    International Conference on Materials Research and Nanotechnology will be held in Rome, Italy, during June 10-12, 2019.  ICMRN-2019 is aiming to ...

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  • Global Chemistry Congress

    Location: Rome, Italy

    Date: Mon, Jun 10 2019

    We take pleasure to announce Global Chemistry Congress (GCC 2019)” scheduled on June 10-12, 2019 in Rome, Italy.  GCC 2019 aims to bri...

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  • International Conference on M...

    Location: Rome, Italy

    Date: Mon, Jun 10 2019

    International Conference on Materials Research and Nanotechnology will be held in Rome, Italy, during June 10-12, 2019.  ICMRN-2019 is aiming to ...

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  • Battery Forum & Energy Storage...

    Location: Beijing, China

    Date: Fri, Jun 21 2019

    The future of the way we make, transmit, and use power rests heavily on the shoulders of energy storage technology. Energy storage is the leading rese...

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  • Conference on Renewable Energy...

    Location: London, UK

    Date: Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Renewable Energy 2019 provides an acting stage at the “Capital of England” – London, the UK for energy integration. Join hands in th...

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Latest discussions

  • My Top 5 strategies for mainta...

    Date: Tue, Nov 6 2018

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/selling-your-chemicals-business-why-slow-process-can-erode-matt-dixon...

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  • 3rd ANNUAL OPEX IN CHEMICALS S...

    Date: Mon, Oct 22 2018

    To Know More: https://bit.ly/2PgoXc6...

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  • Chemical Executive Networking ...

    Date: Thu, Oct 11 2018

    At the Institute of Directors116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED Thursday, 6th December, 20186.30pm &nd...

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  • Chemical Search International ...

    Date: Wed, Oct 3 2018

    I look forward to the opportunity of seeing you there. If you would like to meet up please contact m...

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  • Materials Research and Nanotec...

    Date: Wed, Sep 26 2018

    We feel proud to announce International Conference on Materials  Research and Nanotechnology du...

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  • Silicone Elastomers & TPE Worl...

    Date: Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Smithers Rapra are excited to announce the programme for this year’s Silicone Elastomers and T...

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  • How to respond to an unsolicit...

    Date: Tue, Aug 14 2018

    What should you do if approached by a potential buyer offering at or above market terms and promisin...

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  • Oilfield Chemicals Market Show...

    Date: Thu, Aug 9 2018

    With the diminishing crude oil resources, the oil industry demands more futuristic procedures for th...

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  • Launch of ChemPrindex and Plas...

    Date: Wed, Jun 20 2018

    I am pleased to announce the launch of ChemPrindex and PlasPrindex, the first collaborative, communi...

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  • FIBC recycling solution now av...

    Date: Mon, Jun 4 2018

    Hello everyone, Hague Technologies is pleased to announce that in conjunction with our supply chain...

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