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Site Director

Our confidential client, a global industry leader, is seeking a Site Director to fundamentally shape and drive their company culture as they continue their transformation to a high-performing organization.

This highly visible role, reporting directly to the Senior VP, gives you the chance to directly impact company success and build your own legacy in an entrepreneurial environment.

The successful candidate will be fluent in Dutch and English and have:

  • A proven track record of successful team building and leadership within a manufacturing organization
  • Experience effectively communicating and implementing change management initiatives
  • Demonstrated success with formal continuous improvement programs
  • A bachelor's degree in a related technical discipline

Director, Paper R&D

Our client has a confidential, high-level strategic role available where you would develop a future innovation roadmap for Paper Product strategy and make a lasting impact on the organization.

As the Director, Paper R&D, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse team with varying levels of tenure and experience and ability to work across a global organization.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Deep knowledge and expertise in Paper making, pulp and paper process with a track record of creating significant innovation solutions and application
  • Experience in the development and application of Paper and paper related Products, Technologies, and Offerings; experience in Paper industrial service business and specialty chemicals areas highly desired
  • Demonstrated research record with extensive hands-on experience in research and development work
  • Experience in project management and developing new products for commercialization, knowledge of Phase gate approach
  • Demonstrated people management experience and skill in leading, coaching, and managing, proven record of direct and indirect management of resources and teams

National Sales Manager, Mass Retail

Our client is seeking a National Sales Manager who will accelerate penetration of recreational water treatment portfolio across targeted mass retail accounts.

If you have a background in pool supplies, pool chemicals, pool filters, pool testing or have strong relationships with mass retail, we need to talk!

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience penetrating mass-market retailers such as Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.
  • Demonstrated B2C expertise with a successful track record of sales growth
  • Customer-centric/hunter mindset with the ability to prioritize and understand customer needs

Director of New Technologies

Our client has an amazing opportunity to join their fast-paced organization as a Director of New Technologies where you would lead cross-functional teams from ideation to commercialization.

You will also scout, engage, and germinate new technologies, delivery systems, and business models that will provide our client with an engine for transformational growth.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 10+ years’ experience in Water Treatment, chlorine dioxide experience is a plus
  • Ability to lead new business development initiatives from ideation to commercialization
  • Passion about using the intersection of science and technology as a value multiplier
  • Bias for engaging at all levels of the organization, from shop floor to C-suite
  • Ability to identify, research, and evaluate new materials or technologies for potential product line incorporation, acquisition, or partnerships

Process R&D Engineer

Exciting news! Due to growth and succession planning, our client, a premier, world-class manufacturer and distributor of water treatment chemicals, has 2 exciting opportunities available.

You now have the chance to join a fast-paced organization as a Process R&D or Product R&D Specialist. Our client’s products are used in swimming pools and spas, as well as cleaners and sanitizers for both residential & industrial markets.

The successful Process R&D candidate will have:

  • Experience creating new technology and taking it from lab to commercialization
  • Operational process improvement experience to reduce structural cost and/or improve yields and efficiencies
  • Track record of success with product launches

The successful Product R&D candidate will have experience:

  • Managing the process of developing a product or enhancing existing products in order to meet customer expectations effectively
  • Conducting research, developing proposals, and executing the design process
  • Presenting new ideas to corporate executives in order to gain permission to develop product lines

Director of Sustainable Innovation

Our client, an innovative and rapidly growing company, has a Director of Sustainable Innovation position available that will give you the opportunity to develop and own industry-leading, market-driven capabilities and resultant innovation pipeline.

If you feel like your creative ideas are being held back and you would like to make an impact in a fast-growing company, we need to talk!

The successful candidate will have:

  • 20+ years’ experience in R&D and Innovation roles developing and managing process R&D groups, taking projects from conception to commercialization
  • Experience with water treatment, biocides, or anti-microbial technologies
  • Ability to interface both technically and commercially

VP of Marketing

Our client, a highly innovative and customer centric company, is seeking a VP of Marketing to provide cohesive branding, digital marketing, and a well-thought, disruptive strategy at a global level.

If you have extensive expertise in product marketing and strategic leadership related to the water, paper, or a closely related industry, this is a great opportunity for you to explore.

Our client is looking for:

  • 10+ years of product, marketing, or strategic leadership including 5 years of experience in portfolio management, commercialization, and product marketing
  • Experience digitizing a business’s product offering, company branding, and pricing
  • Change agent/Disruptor with a track record of managing a highly innovative product portfolio through the successful launch and monetization of new offerings

Regulatory Affairs Principal Specialist

Due to succession planning, a Regulatory Affairs Principal Specialist role is now available with one of our key clients. This highly visible position will allow you to make an immediate impact and give you the ability to work with an industry leader.

If you have experience interacting with local, state, and federal agencies to meet guidelines, regulations, and laws concerning water, paper, or biocides technologies, we need to talk!

Our client is seeking:

  • 10+ years’ experience of regulatory knowledge including EPA, TSCA, and CDR Reporting, Canadian regulation experience would be a plus
  • Ability to influence or connect cross-functionally and wear multiple hats
  • Good critical thinking and improvement mindset

R&D Manager

An amazing opportunity with a global market leader that is on the leading edge of banknote security tech is now available.

This role reports directly to the Global R&D Director and will manage a highly skilled R&D team of engineers and chemists.

Our client is seeking a hands-on leader with:

  • A successful track record of leading new product development and process innovation
  • 7+ years’ experience in R&D Process Engineering or a similar function in the printing, coating, or web processing industry
  • 3+ years of demonstrated success managing a team of R&D direct reports

Scientist (Home Care)

Our client, a Global World Leader in Home Care, now has an exciting, highly visible role available. Here you would report directly to the Department Manager and have the opportunity to be involved in multiple areas of formulation.

This position will allow you to develop new materials, work with the innovation team, and problem solve with the commercial team within a well-respected company with great benefits.

Our client is seeking someone with:

  • Relevant experience in home care product formulation with surfactants. Experience in personal care product formulation is a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and commercial teams
  • A relevant technical degree in Chemistry or a related field

Director of Business Development - HTC Platform

An extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is now available to join a fast-growing company with world changing sustainable materials technology that is primed for tremendous expansion.

Our client has strong financial backing in the form of $1B in capital and is looking for their next leader who will earn equity while making a positive environmental impact with exciting new market applications.

The successful candidate will have:

  • 10+ years of commercial and/or business development experience
  • In-depth knowledge of specialty carbon black and/or carbon adjacent specialty products
  • Experience creating marketing and sales strategies for new product/application development

Specialty Business Manager

A Business Unit Manager position is now available in an amazing location!

This organization has been built brick-by-brick into a Billion-dollar company where hard work pays off. In this role, you will have the ability to operate independently and run your own business unit while having a strong set of resources to tap into when needed.

If you have a background in specialty oleo chemicals/surfactants/polymers, we need to talk!

Our client is seeking:

  • Direct sales and distribution experience in specialty/oleo chemicals
  • Strong hunter and closer mentality; excels at driving new business growth
  • Chemistry background with surfactants and polymers knowledge

New Business Development Account Manager

If you are a hunter with a solutions-based mindset who would love to excel in a position with high autonomy, very little paperwork or red tape, one boss and no micromanagement, with an uncapped commission structure, this could be the role for you!

A New Business Development Account Manager position is now available with a strong and successful specialty chemical company that is experiencing high growth despite the global economic crisis.

Our client is seeking someone that has the ability to drive new business while maintaining existing accounts as well as:

  • Experience selling specialty chemicals, preferably personal care and/or cosmetic ingredients
  • A hunter who can drive new business while maintaining existing accounts
  • A Bachelor degree or relevant experience required

Director, Global R&D

An amazing opportunity with a global market leader that is on the leading edge of banknote security tech is now available.

This role offers high visibility, reporting directly to the VP, where you can have a huge impact while leading a team of highly skilled professionals.

Our client has significant potential for continued growth and market share and is seeking a hands-on leader with:

  • A successful track record of leading new product development and innovation teams
  • Manufacturing experience that involves web handling/processing and continuous flow process engineering
  • A strong understanding of chemistry and an advanced degree in a related technical field

This is a great chance to join a thriving industry with growing global opportunity. This unique position is in a beautiful location where you can get the best of both worlds, culture and recreation.

Product Innovation Manager

An exciting opportunity is now available for a Product Innovation Manager position with a company that is 100% employee-owned and is the largest pre-finisher of construction products.

This highly visible role has a fast-tracked career growth plan and the ability to build and grow your own innovation team.

Our client is seeking a professional with:

  • Experience formulating water-based coatings and working with automated equipment in an R&D environment
  • Strong communication and quick decision-making skillset that drives innovation through training and development of the innovation team
  • Proven R&D management/leadership experience. Creative, problem-solving and continuous improvement skills, attitudes and behaviors needed to frame and solve problems, and generate ideas

Key Account Manager

Would you like a new boss who doesn’t micromanage, bog you down in meeting after meeting, and appreciates your hard work? If so, we need to talk!

Right now, an exceptional opportunity is available that reports to the General Manager who offers positive support and autonomy in a growing company.

Our client is present in more than 30 countries and is seeking a Key Account Manager to work from a NE home-based office.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in sales of ingredients in the Cosmetics/Personal Care Industry
  • Existing book of business within major or midsize PC companies
  • Customer centric with proven track record of growing and driving new business development

Senior Marketing Manager - Pharma Excipients

Do you have experience selling engineered resins/plastics? Are you seeking a stable and secure company where you will be respected, appreciated, and well compensated?

If you have Specialty Applications Account Manager experience, this position has significant growth potential and advancement opportunities.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven experience building new business pipelines and developing a sales territory
  • Existing network of molders/customers in the region (LA to Phoenix)
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

Midwest Sales Manager

An exceptional opportunity to work for a financially stable company in an accelerated growth mode is now available. This exciting role will report directly to the Manager of Personal Care and allow you plenty of room to grow with lots of autonomy.

Our client has more than doubled their business in the last year and has amazing benefits including 100% payment for health, dental, and vision!

The ideal candidate has:

  • Established customer network in the Midwest region
  • Experience selling specialty chemicals into Personal Care, prior distribution experience is a plus
  • Hunter mentality with excellent communication and reporting skills

Business Development Manager

An amazing opportunity just became available for a new Business Development Manager with a stable and growing company that cuts through the bureaucracy and offers the autonomy to drive your own success!

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant commercial experience selling additives or ingredients to the CASE industry
  • Hunter mentality with demonstrated success of growing a sales territory and selling new products
  • Excellent problem solving, negotiating, and communication skills

Sales Manager

An amazing opportunity has become available at a phenomenal company that is disrupting multiple industries with cutting edge nanotechnology.

Our client is seeking a high-level sales professional that has experience working with government contracts or multi-billion-dollar corporations.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience selling in defense and/or related markets
  • Technical degree, MBA is a plus
  • Drive, determination, and a history creating, planning and executing sales strategies to open new doors while maintaining existing customers

Global Strategic Sourcing Manager Commodity Oils and Oleochemicals

This opportunity just became available for a Global Strategic Sourcing Manager position working with Commodity Oils and Oleochemicals with a strong and successful company that is experiencing high growth.

If you are a proven leader with knowledge and experience sourcing Commodity Oils and Oleochemicals that are traded on the index who would love to work in a highly visible role with a company that is very transparent and gives you the tools you need to succeed, this could be the role for you!

Our client is seeking someone with:

  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing process, market analysis, sourcing category strategy development, supplier relationship management and development of should-cost models
  • Strong commercial presence, with ability to influence and work in cross functional teams
  • Proven negotiation strategy development and execution experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Field OR in Business, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field

If the idea of working in a culture with strong team calibration and management that is easy to work with, submit your resume and if your qualifications are a good fit for this role, one of our Executive Search Consultants will give you a call. 

New Market Development Director, Performance Chemical Division

A New Market Development Director with a strong track record of selling specialty/performance chemicals and breaking into new market segments is needed for an exceptional opportunity with a very innovative and customer-centric company.

If you would like to have a high level of autonomy driving the growth of a global industry-leading company and you take a hands-on approach to driving new business, let’s connect right away.

Our client is looking for an entrepreneurial self-starter who has:

  • A proven track record developing strategies to identify existing and potential high-volume products/applications to new industries
  • Strong experience in market analysis, successful go-to-market strategy, project management, product development and material science work
  • Demonstrated understanding of the chemical industry

If a position where you can make an immediate and a lasting impact interests you, submit your resume and if your qualifications are a good fit, one of our Executive Search Consultants will contact you. 

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