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VP Commercial & Business Development


11VP – Commercial & Business Development

Cartwright James is retained on the search for a VP Commercial & BD for a medium sized chemicals distributor, based in Texas.  This position has clear progression potential with the view to transition in to the President of the company within the next few years.


The client offers a range of high quality base chemicals, intermediates and additives for use in a wide range of applications in Industrial, Automotive and Consumer segments. They are able to provide custom chemical blending sourcing, special packaging amongst other unique services.


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


  • An US citizen or permanent resident.


  • Must have proven experience at managing a national sales team, other functions would be advantageous.


  • 10+ Years industry experience essential.


  • Candidates with extensive experience working for a chemical distributors rather than manufacturers will be given preference.



Responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:


  • Manage the entire commercial function within the US.


·         This includes target identification, creation and implementation of regional sales plans, and obtaining the full support of senior management on the business plan and also its results.


  • Must take full responsibility for managing personal relationships with clients and devoting varied amounts of time to each account depending on requirement.


  • Accountable for creating and justifying new business development strategies across the company within the US, developing entry strategies into new markets, for new products.


  • Successful candidate identifies new areas for product volume increase or new market development, and actively prepares business plans to exploit market development trends.


This role requires an experienced Commercial Executive who has a proven track record in the American chemical industry, and who wishes to grow with a company that can offer clear career progression in the future.

The role is offering a basic salary in the region of $175,000-$215,000 which will depend on the successful candidate’s experience as well as a competitive bonus and benefits package.

Job Reference: EL-85485416

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