Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development

Director Business Development, Chemicals | USA

Specialist Executive Search

Flexible, USA, Americas

  • ChemExec℠ Ref No: CX000329 | Posted date: 09/02/2018

  • Seniority: Senior Management
  • Salary: Base plus uncapped fee income
  • Package details: TBA
  • Sector: Commodity Chemicals
  • Closing date: 10/04/2018
  • Client Ref: 1000598
Company Overview

Chemical Search International has specialised in executive search and talent acquisition consulting for the global chemicals and allied sectors since 2000. Our unique model combines unrivalled industry experience, best-in-class services and a nimble approach which guarantees we nearly always deliver better talent, faster than the competition. We have been doing this successfully for 18 years, literally worldwide and have developed a great reputation and loyal client base.

Job Description

We are now looking for a senior chemical industry professional to lead growth of our chemicals-focused executive search business in the USA. As existing clients are mainly based in the North East or Texas, a base in one of these areas would be ideal but is not essential. Chicago or the Mid-West would also be of interest.

The role's main responsibility will be to convert incoming leads and enquiries across the US into successful search assignments, as well as to source new business opportunities for us via your extensive network and experience across the industry at senior levels of influence. As Chemical Search is a sponsor at this years World Petrochemicals Conference in Houston we are expecting a significant increase in business opportunities which we hope the successful person will get involved with - see

The role is mainly to act as an ambassador for our company and you may get involved in some aspects of project execution as time and interests allow, but the primary aim is to deliver the business.

Job Requirements

  • Extensive senior level contacts and credibility in the US chemicals sector
  • A natural talent for sales, business development and project delivery
  • Consulting, executive search or coaching or HR experience is helpful
  • Effective working with colleagues at arm's length and internationally
  • You should be able to work on a highly leveraged income structure
  • You should be comfortable and effective working from a home base

The role will likely best suit an executive contemplating early retirement from the business or a chemical sector consultant or executive coach looking at additional revenue streams.

Initial discussions will be held by Skype in early March and final interviews at the Hilton Americas in Houston on Friday 23rd March 2018.