Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development

Vice President, Commercial

Global Leading Chemicals Distributor

UK / NL, Europe

  • ChemExec℠ Ref No: CX000333 | Posted date: 15/03/2018

  • Seniority: Senior Management
  • Salary: Excellent € Six figure base, bonus
  • Package details: Benefits and LTIP
  • Sector: Specialty Chemicals
  • Closing date: 14/07/2018
  • Client Ref: 1000923
Company Overview

Our client is one of the worlds leading distributors for chemicals products. The company is transitioning to reshape the company over the next 3 years which has given rise to a number of senior level appointments in EMEA.

Job Description

Reporting to the CEO this is a new role designed to strengthen the commercial excellence capabilities of the EMEA leadership team. The person is expected to take on increasing commercial and business responsibilities across commodity and/or speciality chemicals distribution on a broad geographic basis in the EMEA region, plus have the potential for succession planning within the Executive leadership team. In essence the role will be built around the individual hired based on evolving corporate needfs and their experience and capabilities.

The role will preferably be based in the UK (South) or possibly Netherlands although alternative arrangements may be possible.

Job Requirements

  • The ideal person will be an operational commercial leader with strong sales DNA at director level or early stage VP.
  • Variety is the key and the ideal person will show adaptability, plus the desire and capability to take on increasing responsibilities.
  • It is strongly preferred to have someone from chemicals distribution, but the right experience gained outside of this in, for example, chemicals manufacturing (managing distributors) could also be suitable.
  • You will be an accomplished manager able to work well in a matrix structure.
  • You will ideally speak another language other than English to be effective and deployable across the wider EMEA region.