Director, Process Chemistry

Updated: 23rd March 2022


CPL Executive Search has been retained as the exclusive search and selection (recruitment) company to find a technically strong and commercially savvy individual to lead and manage Chemical Synthesis teams and to globally co-ordinate chemical process transfers from R&D to Production.


  • Lead and develop Chemical Synthesis teams, covering all scientific, people, projects and investments aspects.
  • Effective planning and implementation for market development and brand building.
  • Co-ordinate globally chemical process transfers activities from R&D to chemical plants.
  • Develop a technical interface with partners in the Fine Chemical industry.
  • Provide scientific and project leadership by proposing, leading and critically reviewing R&D projects.
  • Ensure that teams are adequately trained, skilled, organised and motivated.
  • Maintain and improve the leadership position for our Client with respect to innovation.


  • PhD in Organic Chemistry with passion for Synthetic Chemistry and sound knowledge/experience in Chemical Engineering.
  • At least 8-10 years relevant experience in the chemical industry with a proven track record in team and project management.
  • Capacity to work independently, good organisational skills and priority oriented.
  • Curious, open-minded with excellent communication skills.
  • Business acumen.
  • Proven ability to facilitate change.

REPORTS TO Vice President, Chemical Synthesis
LANGUAGE Fluent in English. A second language is a bonus.
TEL: +44 1865 257 252 for an informal discussion.

[This post has now been filled but we are always interested in adding suitably qualified candidates to our network. You can connect to us via LinkedIn  or by email. Please note that CPL Executive Search works exclusively on retained executive search engagements commissioned by our clients and does not offer placement services or find positions for candidates].