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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

  • Process Engineering Manager

    Location: North-West UK

    The Process Engineering Manager role is a key part of the Site Leadership Team and report to the Site Director. The role manage the Technical Process ...

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  • Mining Solutions Technology Se...

    Location: Memphis, TN, USA

    High-profile dual role; 1. Plant-based operational engineering lead for proprietary HCN / Acrylonitrile technology. Primary end uses are the mining se...

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  • Tribology Engineer

    Location: Wilmington, DE, USA

    Our client is seeking a Tribology Engineer to join their growing performance lubricants team. This position will report directly to the Global Technol...

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  • General Manager | Biochemicals...

    Location: South UK

    We are looking for an ambitious, BD-led General Manager to lead the next stage of growth for the business. We are looking for a hands-on leader of a s...

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  • Principal Consultant | Advance...

    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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  • Strategic Sourcing Relationshi...

    Location: Houston, USA

    The role of Strategic Sourcing Relationship Manager is to both strengthen and broaden our client's relationship with strategic suppliers, to identify ...

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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 caustic soda, acetic acid, acetone, VAM or simil...

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Latest events

  • 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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  • US Biostimulants Summit 2019

    Location: St. Louis

    Date: Wed, May 1 2019

    ACI’s US Biostimulants Summit 2019 will be taking place on the 1st-2nd May 2019 in St Louis, MO, USA. The conference will bring toget...

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  • US Biostimulants Summit 2019

    Location: St. Louis

    Date: Wed, May 1 2019

    ACI’s US Biostimulants Summit 2019 will be taking place on the 1st-2nd May 2019 in St Louis, MO, USA. The conference will bring toget...

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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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  • Smithers Thermoplastic and Sil...

    Location: Cleveland, OH

    Date: Tue, Jun 25 2019

    The elastomers industry is evolving as end-use applications require advanced material specifications and processing techniques. Smithers Thermoplastic...

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  • Biomass to Power North America...

    Location: Charlotte - North Carolin...

    Date: Wed, Jul 10 2019

    Broadening horizons on the growing Biomass Power industry for almost a decade at the sell-out Biomass to Power conference in Europe, ACI is thrilled t...

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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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  • 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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Latest discussions

  • WPC 2019 - 34th Annual World P...

    Date: Tue, Mar 19 2019

    We are delighted to be attending WPC 2019 - 34th Annual World Petrochemical Conference. Please conta...

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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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  • Chemical Executive Network | S...

    Date: Wed, Feb 27 2019

    The Chemical Executive Network reception is an informal, yet focused networking event for executives...

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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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