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 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
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Latest careers

  • Business Development Director ...

    Location: London UK | Flexible Base...

    Reporting to the COO, the Business Development Director shall lead a small team to exploit opportnities initally across Europe and eventually worldwid...

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  • Technical Manager | Fumed Sili...

    Location: TN, USA

    The position of Technical Manager is responsible for new product and application development of fumed silica and to provide technical support to exisi...

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  • Senior Chemist, Non-Woven

    Location: PA, USA

    This position of Senior Chemist, Non-Woven, will support service to accounts in the Engineering Fabrics group in the area of polymeric binders and add...

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  • Product Manager | Chemicals Tr...

    Location: Houston, TX, USA

    We are looking for an experienced product manager to handle: Purchasing for allocated products (bulk liquid commodity chemicals) Inventory and con...

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  • 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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  • European Technical Services Ma...

    Location: Germany

    This new position is responsible for implementing the sales and technical support business plan strategies for the European Business so that the volum...

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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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  • Regional Sales Manager | West ...

    Location: Home based, Germany

    Reporting to the Senior Sales Manager DACH who is based in Germany, we are looking for a high-quality sales and marketing professional to drive commer...

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  • Regional Sales Manager | DACH

    Location: Germany, Home Base

    You will be responsible for prospecting, selling and developing the personal care markets in Germany, Switzerland and Nordic countries working closely...

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  • US-LATAM Trader | Polymers & ...

    Location: NYC or Houston

    Growth and succession has led to the need to hire an experienced US - LATAM trading professional for polymers. The person hired will play a key role i...

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Latest events

  • 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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  • Annual Commercial Excellence I...

    Location: Prague

    Date: Thu, Oct 11 2018

    On Behalf Curtis & Wyss Group we are pleased to invite your company to attend our "Annual Commercial Excellence in Chemicals Summit" schedule...

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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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  • 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 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

  • Silicone Elastomers & TPE Worl...

    Date: Wed, Sep 12 2018

    Smithers Rapra are excited to announce the programme for this year’s Silicone Elastomers and T...

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  • 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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  • Oilfield Chemicals Market Show...

    Date: Thu, Aug 9 2018

    With the diminishing crude oil resources, the oil industry demands more futuristic procedures for th...

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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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