Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development
  • Excellence in executive search and career development services for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals. Special interest in ‘green’, renewable and circular economy ventures.

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  • Boutique search firm but with a global footprint to reflect the international nature of our clients. We offer a global search capability yet retain nimbleness and flexibility.

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

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  • With offices in London, New York 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

  • Americas Market Manager | Sili...

    Location: TBA USA

    Our clent is targeting to develop strongly its Rubber Business in the Americas Region and is looking for someone to lead and transform this growth pla...

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  • Principal Analyst | Refinery B...

    Location: London UK or Houston TX

    The principal analyst provides quarterly and annual updates of the Refinery Cost, Margin, & Analytics. As part of the annual update process, you w...

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  • General Manager | China

    Location: Shanghai region, China

    The company seeks a marketing-led General Manager to take over responsibility for the operation. This comprises a small team of commercial professiona...

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  • Electronics Market Development...

    Location: DE, USA

    Our client is seeking a Market Development Manager to join the growing Fluoropolymers team based at their Wilmington DE location with responsibility f...

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  • Procurement Manager | Specialt...

    Location: Shanghai, China

    The Procurement Manager | Specialty Chemicals is a new role, responsible for sourcing and purchasing of specialty chemicals from Chinese manufacturers...

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  • Global Category Manager, Indus...

    Location: Houston, TX, USA

    The Global Category Manager is the single point of contact for a product category. This could be a number of products and oxo-alcohols are a area...

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Latest events

  • 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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  • Drug & Delivery Formulation Su...

    Location: Munich, Germany

    Date: Thu, Sep 19 2019

    On 19 & 20 September 2019, Munich (Germany) will host the BioTech Pharma Summit: Drug Delivery & Formulation 2019 conference. This year’...

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  • European PVC Industry Summit

    Location: London

    Date: Wed, Sep 25 2019

    With the new European directive on plastic waste, increasing production costs, and the projected growth of the European PVC market, the PVC industry i...

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  • CIEX Europe 2019

    Location: Frankfurt (Steigenberger ...

    Date: Tue, Oct 8 2019

    CIEX is created for R&D and Innovation experts from the consumer, industrial and specialty chemical sectors. By bringing together all players acro...

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  • FILTECH 2019

    Location: Cologne

    Date: Tue, Oct 22 2019

    FILTECH is the largest and most important filtration event world-wide. This Exhibition is a must for all those concerned with purchasing, selling, des...

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  • 12th International Conference...

    Location: Vancouver, Canada

    Date: Fri, Oct 25 2019

    Biosensor & Bioelectronics Conferences 2019 | Biosensors Conferences | Bioelectronics Meetings | Biosensor Congress | Nanosensor Congress | Wearab...

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  • https://www.wplgroup.com/aci/e...

    Location: Munich

    Date: Wed, Nov 6 2019

    ACI’s European E-Fuels Conference will be taking place in Munich, Germany on the 6th & 7th of November 2019. The two day event wil...

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  • Nutrition Congress 2019

    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Date: Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Nutrition Congress 2019 has been forecasting and targeting to gather all healthcare and Nutrition experts around the globe to show...

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  • The Protein Engineering Congre...

    Location: Frankfurt, Germany

    Date: Tue, Nov 12 2019

    Most enzymes found in nature are not suitable for industrial purposes. The field of protein and enzyme engineering is growing at a rapid rate, wi...

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  • US Biobased Coatings Summit 20...

    Location: Dallas, Texas

    Date: Wed, Nov 13 2019

    Following the success of our European edition, for its first US edition, the conference will give you an insight to the industry’s latest develo...

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  • 5th Future of Biogas Europe

    Location: Amsterdam, The Netherland...

    Date: Wed, Nov 13 2019

    5th Future of Biogas Europe, 13th – 14th November 2019, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsThe European biogas market is set to witness strong growt...

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  • 4th European Mineral Fertilize...

    Location: Brussels

    Date: Wed, Dec 4 2019

    4th European Mineral Fertilizer Summit, 4th – 5th December 2019, Brussels, Belgium Back for its 4th edition, ACI’s European Mineral Ferti...

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  • ACI’s European Chlor-Alkali ...

    Location: London

    Date: Wed, Dec 4 2019

    ACI’s European Chlor-Alkali Industry Summit will be taking place in London, UK on 4-5 December 2019. The two day event will bring together key s...

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Latest discussions

  • Chemspec Europe | 26-27 June, ...

    Date: Thu, May 23 2019

    Chemical Search International returns to Chemspec Europe, this year the 34th in Basel, Switzerland r...

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  • Chemical Executive Network Rec...

    Date: Mon, May 13 2019

    The Chemical Executive Network Reception on June 13th is an informal yet focused networking event fo...

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  • Upcoming Events - Hope to see ...

    Date: Tue, Mar 12 2019

    We are exhibiting or attending a record number of events this spring.  If you are attending any...

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  • European Coatings Show 2019 - ...

    Date: Wed, Feb 27 2019

    Only three weeks left to register! We are delighted to be a media partner for the European Coatings...

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  • 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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