International Manufacturing Director – Global Speciality Chemicals Manufacturer – North West England

Published: 1 January 2017

Objective: To lead and improve a multi-site network of speciality chemicals manufacturing plants, based across Europe, whilst integrating additional plants post-acquisition of a large competitor.

Mandate: To identify and attract a manufacturing leader from the speciality chemicals sector, with a track record of working with large and complex sites, and possessing a customer-oriented and solutions-led profile. One of the key challenges in this search was the need to identify candidates with the breadth of technical, commercial, and leadership skills that this role required.

Solution: Berwick Partners led a UK-focussed search, but incorporated internationally-based candidates, of manufacturing leaders within the speciality chemicals industry. Through the development of a strong long-list the assignment was successfully concluded, and the placed candidate has proven to be an ideal cultural fit to the organisation.

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