Global Talent | Chemicals | Materials | Resources | Biosciences

Global Senior Trader | Polymers & Plastics

Global trading and distribution

Flexible NYC / Houston or Europe base, Americas

  • ChemExec℠ Ref No: CX000307 | Posted date: 30/08/2017

  • Seniority: Senior Management
  • Salary: Significant six figure salary
  • Package details: Full package
  • Sector: Polymers and Materials
  • Closing date: 01/01/2018
  • Client Ref: 1000905-P
Company Overview

Our client is a niche but very well established trading and distribution company with offices in several regions of the world. Principal product areas are polymers (polyolefins, commodity polymers, engineering polymers and masterbatch) and chemicals (packaged industrial chemicals).

Job Description

Growth and succession has led to the need to hire a highly experienced trading and distribution professional for polymers. The role will support strategic growth initiatives in particular geographies and lead market expansion in new countries around the world via actively acquiring new sources and clients. The person hired will manage the existing Polymers team and will report to the CEO.

The role should ideally be based in the New York headquarters or elsewhere in the US close to hubs of trading activity (Houston for example). The person could also be Europe-based, most likely in Switzerland, Netherlands, France or UK with frequent travel to the US offices for management purposes.

Job Requirements

  • You must have extensive experience of the polymers markets
  • You should have extensive contacts in these markets worldwide
  • You must have extensive experience in trading / distribution
  • You must have clear ability at new business development
  • You must have clear management and organisational skills
  • You should have an entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on style
  • You must be prepared to travel extensively