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Posted 8th Feb 2017


Business Development (MD Designate) USA
Automotive Chemicals Distribution
Location: Detroit / Atlanta Metro, United States (America-North)
Package: $ Six figure base and generous bonus
Advertiser: Chemical Search International Closing Date: 8th Apr 2017
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Ref. Number: 1000890

Job Description:
Our client is a well established European distribution company of speciality chemicals used to manufacture a wide range of high performance adhesives, laminating resins and composites. A key end use market is the automotive sector. The company has extensive operations in Europe and Asia.

The company is developing operations in the USA and wishes to appoint a Managing Director to develop the business. The initial activity will be Business Development and the person hired will be expected to travel extensively to develop sales activities across North America to the OES and potentially commercial OEM sectors as well as develop relationships with new and existing principals. As business grows, the person will manage hiring and management of the sales team, warehouse, customer service and ultimately a lab and TS functions. The role will have full responsibility for the business strategy and execution for the USA and will report to the board in Europe.
Candidate Requirements:
* You should have a degree in engineering, economics or natural sciences (chemistry or polymer sciences)
* You should have strong market knowledge and experience selling formulated adhesives, sealant, composites
* Experience of distribution and/or selling to the demanding automotive sector will be especially useful
* You will have excellent commercial sales, planning and relationship development skills.
* You should have clear people management and leadership potential.
Advertiser Details   Contact Details
Chemical Search International is an executive search consultancy specialising in the global chemicals, resources, materials and life-science sectors. To discuss this role before applying, please email sjo@chemicalsearch.co.uk stating the assignment number. Please note: 1. Only candidates considered the most suitable will be contacted. 2. We normally work on a strictly exclusive basis, so any applications sent direct to our client will be returned to us. Thank you for your understanding.   Chemical Search International
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