Our client is a major global corporation with offices around the world.
A General Manager is needed to act as the head of the local company and trading operation based near Geneva, Switzerland. Products traded are commodity inorganic chemicals for use in the chemicals, non-ferrous or fertilizer industries.
You will be responsible for setting a clear commercial direction and vision for the organization, leading the trading team members to maximize the business/profit by increasing handling volume of the product(s) and meeting or beating the budget. Whilst at the same time ensuring proper risk management, trading position control and compliance is maintained.
You should have extensive global marketing, purchasing and sales experience for commodity chemicals products where trading positions are taken and controlled but cannot be hedged.
You should have contacts and new business development experience in sectors such as acids / alkalis or other inorganic chemicals.
You must be an inspiring leader who can set a vision and commercial direction for the business and who is at home both in a lean, fast-moving trading environment, yet also have the diplomatic and management skills required to be part of a larger company structure (Stock Exchange listed)
You should be comfortable with reasonable European and international travel