Five candidates you shouldn't miss

Interview Candidates

Emma Lees speciality chemicals, speciality-chemicals

This quarter we highlight five of the best candidates we're working with across the chemicals sector. If you'd like to speak to us about any of these high calibre candidates please contact hello@elevenrecruitment.com today.

Candidate A – Key Account Manager - Coatings (permanent) - £80k basic, flexible on location

  • A solid, consistent and successful work history spent in the coatings industry including powders, lacquers, metal plating, and paints for various applications including consumer electronics and automotive.

  • Adept at leading a business unit comprised of engineering, business, sales and manufacturing colleagues.

  • Experience managing a P&L - can demonstrate increased EBITDA by 400% within 2.5 years.

  • Strong sales focussed people manager and relationship manager of OEMs and distributors.

  • Ideal next role would be Key Account Manager EMEA, GM or MD.

  • Available for almost immediate start.

  • Looking for upwards of 80k basic + pension + commission (hungry for commission based on growth).

  • Extremely flexible on location – global opportunities considered. Lives UK currently.

Candidate B – R&D Chemist (permanent) – technical and commercial skillset - £30k

  • Red brick university graduate with a 2:1 in a chemistry related discipline.

  • Possesses that much wanted hybrid skillset of technical expertise and excellent client liaison skills – comfortable attending client meetings – presents well.

  • A solid development chemist background - loves new product development responsibility.

  • Commercially minded – cost conscious.

  • Excellent soft skills – professional, articulate, good listener, a dependable ‘trouble shooter’.

  • Ideal next role would be Development Manager, Senior Development Chemist or Trainee Technical Manager and is flexible on location.

  • Personal care and household market segments experience.

Candidate C – ECI Engineer (contract or permanent) - £50-55k, based in the North West but location flexible

  • 10+ years’ experience.

  • Chemicals industry experience including CoMAH sites.

  • Hands on maintenance and project experience.

  • Full range of control and instrumentation experience including PLC / DSC.

  • Looking for a move for new challenge / more responsibility.

  • 1 month’s notice.


Candidate D – Operations Manager/Director (permanent) - £70k+, flexible on location, immediately available

  • 20 year’s experience.

  • Experience covers a range of manufacturing industries including Chemicals and CoMAH.

  • With single and multi-site experience this candidate has worked in, and managed the full breadth of operations including engineering, scientific, manufacturing, HSEQ and commercial.


Candidate E – Technical Sales Manager (permanent) - £40k+, North West based

  • A charismatic and intelligent chemistry graduate who has enjoyed a successful sales career before moving into the technical support side.

  • Adept at testing, trials, remote trouble shooting – constantly developing, improving and maintaining products for companies and customers.

  • Mainly worked in the precision cleaning/coating industry.

  • Excellent metallurgy knowledge.

  • Ideal next role would be Technical Manager, hopefully progressing to Technical Director.

If you'd like to speak to us about any of these talented candidates please contact hello@elevenrecruitment.com today.