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 Club, 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

  • Global Technical Service Manag...

    Location: UK / Flexible

    This strategic role is required to deepen expert technical support to the customer base in the S-PVC sector. The role offers the scope to really make ...

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  • Manager Technical Sales Suppor...

    Location: Germany

    The new position of Manager Technical Sales Support Biocides, Europe is responsible for implementing the sales and technical support business plan str...

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  • Senior Consultant | Chemicals ...

    Location: London, UK

    This role will be focused on executing due diligence engagements to support mergers and acquisitions in the chemicals and energy industries. Key area...

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  • Analyst, Senior Analyst, Consu...

    Location: Bangkok, Thailand

    Growth of the business has led to the need to hire 3 roles in the Bangkok, Thailand-based team; Analyst, Senior Analyst and Consultant to strengthen t...

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  • Analyst, Senior Analyst, Consu...

    Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Growth of the business has led to the need to hire 3 roles in the KL, Malaysia-based team; Analyst, Senior Analyst and Consultant to strengthen the pe...

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  • Analyst, Senior Analyst, Consu...

    Location: Shanghai, China

    Growth of the business has led to the need to hire 3 roles in the Shanghai-based team; Analyst, Senior Analyst and Consultant to strengthen the petroc...

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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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  • Senior Analyst and Consultant ...

    Location: London, UK

    Growth of the business has led to the need to hire a 2 roles in the London-based team; Senior Analyst and Consutant to strengthen the petrochemicals c...

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  • Managing Consultant | Refining...

    Location: London, UK

    Business growth has led to the need to appoint a Managing Consultant to manage projects in the petrochemicals and energy fields with an emphasis on re...

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  • Regional Sales Manager | Germa...

    Location: Home based, Germany

    Reporting to the European Sales & Marketing Director who is based in Germany, we are looking for a high-quality sales and marketing professional t...

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Latest events

  • 18th International Conference ...

    Location: Toronto

    Date: Fri, Aug 31 2018

    18th International Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry August 31-September 01, 2018, Toronto, Canada IPAC 2018 Theme: Capturing the Innovation...

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  • Gut-Brain Axis 2018

    Location: Paris, France

    Date: Thu, Sep 6 2018

    On 06 & 07 September 2018, Paris will host the BioTech Pharma Summit: Gut-Brain Axis 2018 conference. This year’s event brings tog...

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  • Conveying and Handling of Part...

    Location: London

    Date: Mon, Sep 10 2018

    The International Conference on Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids (CHoPS) is the 9th in a series, since it started in Tel-Aviv in 1994. The...

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  • 30th Annual Congress on Nanote...

    Location: Stockholm, Sweden

    Date: Mon, Sep 10 2018

    Conference Series warmly invites the researchers & experts from the field of Nanotechnology and Nano materials to attend Europ...

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  • AWA 2018 IMLCON™, IMDCON™ ...

    Location: Amsterdam

    Date: Mon, Sep 10 2018

    The only and first ever conference dedicated to the in-mold technology with three concurrent programs specially created for the three major techniques...

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  • Thailand LAB INTERNATIONAL 201...

    Location: Bangkok, Thailand

    Date: Wed, Sep 12 2018

    The 8TH International trade exhibition and conference on analytical laboratory equipment & technology, Bio investment & Life Sciences and Chem...

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  • 6th Asia Pacific Congress on ...

    Location: Harbour Plaza Resort City...

    Date: Mon, Sep 17 2018

    ...

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  • 6th Asia Pacific Congress on ...

    Location: Hong Kong

    Date: Mon, Sep 17 2018

    We welcome you to attend the 6th Asia Pacific Congress on chemical and Biochemical Engineering during September 17-18, 2018 Hong Kong We cordially inv...

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  • 6th Asia Pacific Congress on ...

    Location: Hong Kong

    Date: Mon, Sep 17 2018

    We welcome you to attend the 6th Asia Pacific Congress on chemical and Biochemical Engineering during September 17-18, 2018 Hong Kong We cordially inv...

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  • 2nd Annual Microbiome: Transla...

    Location: Hilton Garden Inn Vienna ...

    Date: Mon, Oct 1 2018

    We are pleased to invite you to the 2nd Annual Microbiome: Translating into Diagnostics and Therapeutics Summit scheduled for October 2nd 3rd, 2018 in...

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  • Immuno-Oncology Summit

    Location: Hilton Garden Inn Vienna ...

    Date: Tue, Oct 2 2018

    We are pleased to invite you to the Immuno-Oncology Summit, scheduled for October 3rd -4th, 2018, in Vienna, Austria. This Summit is focused on Immuno...

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  • 4th Annual Biomarkers - CDx - ...

    Location: Hilton Garden Inn Vienna ...

    Date: Wed, Oct 3 2018

    We are pleased to invite you to the 4th Annual Biomarkers - CDx - Precision Immunotherapy Summit scheduled for October 4th - 5th, 2018 in Vienna, Aust...

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  • 5th International Conference o...

    Location: London

    Date: Thu, Oct 4 2018

    By following the successful campaign of “Euro Chemical Engineering-2017" Conference Series LLC is very delighted to Organize the 5th Internation...

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  • 18th International Conference ...

    Location: Osaka, Japan

    Date: Mon, Oct 8 2018

    Conference Series Llc organizes a conference series of 1000+ Global Events inclusive of 300+ Conferences, 500+ Upcoming and Previous Sy...

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  • Overview of Particulate Handli...

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Date: Tue, Oct 9 2018

    An introduction to the technology of storing and handling bulk materials, equipment selection and design methodologies for safe and reliable plant. I...

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  • 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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  • Global Chemical Leasing Award

    Location: Vienna, Austria

    Date: Tue, Nov 6 2018

    Global Chemical Leasing Award 2018 is calling for your entries!  Companies and individuals are invited to submit applications for the award in t...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 100+ Global events annually, is delighted to welcome all the interested and enthusiastic participants across the globe to the pr...

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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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Latest discussions

  • 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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  • 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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  • Chemspec India 2018

    Date: Tue, May 8 2018

    Chemspec India was very successful for the Chemical Search team and thank you to everyone who came t...

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  • Chemical Search International ...

    Date: Thu, May 3 2018

    Chemical Search International will be attending The Art and Science of Formulation, Suppliers' Day 2...

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  • Chemical Search International ...

    Date: Tue, Apr 3 2018

    Chemical Search International will be attending the American Coatings Show 2018 from 10th-12th April...

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  • Chemical Business Network | Sp...

    Date: Fri, Mar 30 2018

    The Chemical Business Network (CBN) is a well-established face-to-face chemical industry networking ...

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  • Speak at the Downstream Confer...

    Date: Wed, Mar 28 2018

    Calling all downstream professionals to submit an abstract for an opportunity to speak at ...

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