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

  • Business Development Director ...

    Location: London UK | Flexible Base...

    Reporting to the COO, the Business Development Director shall lead a small team to exploit opportnities initally across Europe and eventually worldwid...

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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 Chemist, Non-Woven

    Location: PA, USA

    This position of Senior Chemist, Non-Woven, will support service to accounts in the Engineering Fabrics group in the area of polymeric binders and add...

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  • Product Manager | Chemicals Tr...

    Location: Houston, TX, USA

    We are looking for an experienced product manager to handle: Purchasing for allocated products (bulk liquid commodity chemicals) Inventory and con...

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  • European Technical Services Ma...

    Location: Germany

    This new position is responsible for implementing the sales and technical support business plan strategies for the European Business so that the volum...

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  • Sales Manager – Industrial C...

    Location: Flexible home base, USA

    The primary task will be to aggressively grow our client's business to the CASE sector, with a focus on industrial coatings, across the USA. Not only ...

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  • Regional Sales Manager | West ...

    Location: Home based, Germany

    Reporting to the Senior Sales Manager DACH who is based in Germany, we are looking for a high-quality sales and marketing professional to drive commer...

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  • Chief Financial Officer

    Location: New York City

    The CFO is part of the senior management team and involved in all the high level functions of the company. This will include setting up financial infr...

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  • Regional Sales Manager | DACH

    Location: Germany, Home Base

    You will be responsible for prospecting, selling and developing the personal care markets in Germany, Switzerland and Nordic countries working closely...

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  • US-LATAM Trader | Polymers & ...

    Location: NYC or Houston

    Growth and succession has led to the need to hire an experienced US - LATAM trading professional for polymers. The person hired will play a key role i...

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Latest events

  • GDA International Downstream C...

    Location: Bahrain International Exh...

    Date: Tue, Oct 23 2018

    The GDA Conference is the leading Middle East strategic platform for Downstream professionals to address business challenges, share best practices &am...

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  • Organic Process Research & Dev...

    Location: Milan, Italy

    Date: Mon, Oct 29 2018

    DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND INNOVATION IN YOUR SYNTHETIC ROUTE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMISATION? The efficient conversion of a chemical...

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  • LogiChem 2018

    Location: Princeton, NJ

    Date: Tue, Nov 6 2018

    The Conference for Chemical Supply Chain Leaders Now in its 18th year, LogiChem is the only executive-level networking event tailored for supply chai...

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  • Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk So...

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Date: Tue, Nov 6 2018

    This course covers the components of pneumatic conveying systems, system selection and design techniques. It is designed for engineers, plant manager...

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  • AgChem and Technology Congress...

    Location: London

    Date: Tue, Nov 20 2018

    Due to strict EU regulations and changing public perceptions there has been a huge shift in the demand for ‘green’ agriproducts. At the Ag...

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  • Food Tech Matters 2018

    Location: ExCel, London

    Date: Wed, Nov 21 2018

    Food Tech Matters, a new series of international events launching at London ExCeL on 21 November, aims to help scale up the newest technologies promis...

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  • Silicone Elastomers & Thermopl...

    Location: Milan, Italy

    Date: Tue, Nov 27 2018

    Over 250 key professionals from across the global elastomers industry will come together in Milan, Italy on 27 – 28 November 2018 to attend the ...

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  • European Mineral Fertilizer Su...

    Location: Amsterdam

    Date: Wed, Nov 28 2018

    Back for its 3rd edition, ACI’s European Mineral Fertilizer Summit Agenda Amsterdam will bring together senior executives and experts from the f...

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  • 10th Asia Pacific Congress on ...

    Location: Bangkok

    Date: Mon, Dec 3 2018

    Oil and Gas 2018 provides a platform for researcher scholars, scientists and academic people to share and globalize their research work while the...

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  • P&P (Plastics & Paper in Conta...

    Location: Vienna, Austria

    Date: Mon, Dec 3 2018

    P&P (Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs) provides a forum for like-minded professionals looking to address topical concerns in the fo...

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  • Commissioning and Troubleshoot...

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Date: Tue, Dec 4 2018

    Delegates will look at the setting up and commissioning of pneumatic conveying systems. This course is a 'Hands on'  fully practical se...

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  • Global Congress on Advancement...

    Location: Rafaelhoteles Ventas, Cal...

    Date: Wed, Dec 5 2018

    Pulsus Group performs 1000+ Global events annually, is delighted to welcome all the interested and enthusiastic participants across the globe to the p...

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  • 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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  • 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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Latest discussions

  • 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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  • The Skills Gap

    Date: Fri, Jun 1 2018

    People often refer to the skills gap as the difference in the skills required to carry out a role su...

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  • Chemspec Europe "Careers Clini...

    Date: Tue, May 15 2018

    Chemical Search International returns to Chemspec Europe, this year the 33rd in Koln, Germany runnin...

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