Senior Vice President – Innovation & Technology Further Information

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North America




250000 - 270000 USD per annum + + Bonus & LTI's




Senior Vice President – Innovation & Technology

Chemicals and Ingredients

Senior Vice President – Innovation & Technology

Cartwright James is currently working with a leading Hydrocolloid manufacturer who are currently seeking a Senior Vice President – Innovation & Technology to lead the company’s global innovation and R&D teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop growth & innovation strategies & plans to execute long term plans.
  • Foster a culture of innovation & excellence.
  • Develop, mentor and improve global R&D teams.
  • Implement financial and non financial objectives for the innovation and R&D teams.
  • Propose and coordinate major investment projects (acquisitions, partnerships, etc.).
  • Produces significant results strategically and tactfully as a team member in a demanding, fast paced and ever-changing company, in an international, multi-cultural environment.

To be considered for the role you must meet the following requirements:

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Food Science or similar.
  • 15 years+ experience in innovation/technology functions in specialty chemicals/polymers, food ingredients or food science.
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience leading R&D functions.
  • Strong leadership experience is essential.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills required to effectively interact at the highest levels of the company and with senior staff at major customers and suppliers.

This position can be based in multiple locations throughout the US.

The company are offering a base salary of $250,000 – $270,000 + bonus (40-50%) & LTI’s.

Job Reference: EL-CHM-012

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