Our client is a rapidly-growing and major player in the field of fine chemicals for academic research and the life science industries. The organization has branches in Switzerland, UK, China, Slovakia the US and India.
The company seeks a marketing-led General Manager to take over responsibility for the operation. This comprises a small team of commercial professionals plus sourcing and management of a JV company focusing on cost effective manufacture of speciality carbohydrates, nucleosides and reagents. The key requirement is for someone who will nurture the current organisation and grow the business through motivation and strong but fair leadership.
The ideal person shall have prior GM experience with P/L ownership and/ or extensive experience in sales, marketing or sourcing within, ideally the fine chemicals sector. A strong affinity with Chinese culture and language (ideally fluent Mandarin) and the ability to plan and manage a business working with international colleagues. The role will be part of the leadership team and report at board level.