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Industry Overview:

Scientific and technological progress is needed for oleochemicals to continue their success with pricing and effectiveness and to capitalize on their growing popularity with consumers who prize “green” products made from plant and animal fats. New methodologies can trim costs and lead to even more applications beyond today’s range, from biodiesel and detergent to shampoo and toothpaste.

Scientific know-how and persistent curiosity can produce more efficiencies and quickly answer consumer demands for new or alternative products incorporating oleochemicals.

Companies should call Ropella if they’re seeking top performers in science, technology or related fields. Ropella uses a 12-step process to find the right hire for an employer’s specific requirements.

Common Applications:
  • Palm kernel oil, mesocarp, etc.
  • Derivatives – acid chlorides, cosmetic esters, etc.
  • Hydrolysis, base, triglycerides
  • Alcoholysis, transesterification
  • Fractionation
  • Milling
  • Refining
  • Saponification
  • Stability, viscosity, etc.
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With over 25 years as a top chemical industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top chemical talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.


The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
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Sales Manager, Western U.S.,
Acme Hardesty
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We have really enjoyed partnering with Ropella for our recruiting needs. Their high standards have brought us “best in class” talent to help move our organization forward and grow our business. Their professionalism and customer service is the best. They really listen the customer to find the exact candidate to fit our needs. I highly recommend Ropella as one of my favorite recruiters to work with.

Director of Human Resources
Peter Cremer North America
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