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
News & Discussions

Latest careers

  • General Manager (Interim Role)...

    Location: Nigeria / Elsewhere

    The company presently needs the expertise, experience, and leadership of a General Manager, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and a team of skilled and...

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  • Chief Financial Officer

    Location: Nigeria / Elsewhere (pre-...

    The company presently needs the expertise, experience, and leadership of a General Manager, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and a team of skilled and...

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  • Lead Process Engineer (COO Ene...

    Location: Nigeria / Elsewhere (pre-...

    The company presently needs the expertise, experience, and leadership of a General Manager, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and a team of skilled and...

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  • Senior Project Engineer (COO C...

    Location: Nigeria / Elsewhere (pre-...

    The company presently needs the expertise, experience, and leadership of a General Manager, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and a team of skilled and...

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  • Principal Consultant | Petroch...

    Location: Houston, Texas USA

    The Principal consulting position is instrumental in selling Chemical and related Advisory services for both single client engagements and multi-subsc...

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  • Senior Analyst | Petrochemical...

    Location: Houston, TX, USA

    As part of the growing team in Houston, you will also work on reports within the Subscription programs, which provide clients with comprehensive analy...

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  • 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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Latest events

  • 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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  • Dust Control for Processes

    Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

    Date: Wed, Mar 6 2019

    Dust prevention, capture and extraction methods are examined in this one day course. It  is ideal for plant designers, plant managers, safety an...

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  • REACH CLP & BPR Conference 201...

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    Date: Thu, Mar 7 2019

    OnlyCoreChem Events is organizing the 1st Conference & Networking Day of the Linkedin Group on EU Chemicals Legislation “REACH, CLP and Bioc...

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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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  • European Coatings Show 2019

    Location: Nuremberg, Germany

    Date: Tue, Mar 19 2019

    From 19 to 21 March 2019, the international coatings community will gather for the highlight of its trade fair calendar. That’s when the biennia...

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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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  • Design of Equipment for Storin...

    Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

    Date: Wed, May 1 2019

    Many processes fail to reach their designed throughput or suffer from 'unforeseen' handling problems. The root cause of a very large proportion of the...

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  • European Masterbatch Summit 20...

    Location: Dusseldorf

    Date: Wed, May 15 2019

    ACI’s European Masterbatch Summit, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, on the 15th & 16th of May 2019. With the new Eu...

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  • Numerical Modelling of Solids ...

    Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

    Date: Wed, May 22 2019

    An explanation of the key principles for different modelling methods and how to relate them to particle and bulk characterisation. Subjects covered in...

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  • 2nd International Conference o...

    Location: Orlando, USA

    Date: Thu, May 30 2019

      2nd International Conference on Pharmaceutical Research & Innovations in Pharma Industry, (PHARMA RESEARCH 2019) scheduled to be held duri...

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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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  • 5th Future of Formulations in ...

    Location: Dusseldorf - Germany

    Date: Wed, Jun 19 2019

    We are pleased to announce the 5th edition of ACI’s Future of Formulations in Cosmetics Summit taking place on 19th – 20th June in Dü...

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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

  • Leadership Team Hire | Petroch...

    Date: Tue, Jan 15 2019

    Chemical Search International has been appointed to conduct a global search for recruitment of a sen...

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  • Chemical Executive Network Rec...

    Date: Fri, Dec 14 2018

    We are delighted that our first Chemical Executive Network face-to-face networking event held togeth...

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  • 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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