Job title: Chief Executive Officer (m/f/d) Specialty Chemicals
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Chemicals
Functional Expertise: Executive Management
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 17-05-2024
Job ID: 32517

Job Description

Departer is a leading German Executive Search firm with over 20 years of experience in global leadership recruitment. We specialize in placing executives in medium-sized enterprises and private equity portfolio firms across DACH, MEAI, ASIA, and ANZ regions. With a deep understanding of the DACH economy, we facilitate successful placements within global management teams across corporate headquarters and entities abroad.

Our client is a leading international company in chemical manufacturing, dedicated to innovation, sustainability, and excellence. The portfolio includes a wide range of high-performance products that serve various industries including automotive, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and electronics. With a strong global presence and a commitment to growth and development, we are seeking a dynamic and visionary CEO (m/f/d) to lead our operations and drive the business forward in the Middle East and beyond.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to the company, ensuring the achievement of business objectives and growth targets
  • Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission
  • Develop and implement strategic plans that align with the company’s vision and long-term goals
  • Foster a high-performance culture within the organization, promoting teamwork, accountability, and continuous improvement
  • Lead the development and execution of comprehensive marketing and sales strategies to increase market share and revenue
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities to expand the company’s market presence
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, partners, investors, and regulatory bodies
  • Ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards, maintaining the highest level of ethical conduct and corporate governance
  • Drive innovation and sustainability initiatives to enhance the company’s competitive advantage and reputation
  • Monitor industry trends and competitor activities to inform strategic planning and decision-making
  • Collaborate with the R&D department to identify and prioritize new product development opportunities

To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • University degree in Chemical Engineering, or a related field
  • Proven experience as a CEO or in other senior managerial positions within the specialty chemicals or related industry
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing business strategies that lead to significant growth and profitability
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles
  • Familiarity with diverse business functions such as marketing, PR, sales, and supply chain
  • Inspirational leader who can motivate and develop high-performing teams
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to create and implement innovative solutions
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Culturally aware and able to operate effectively in a diverse, international setting
  • A relevant academic background, preferably with an advanced degree in business, chemistry, or a related field