Managing Director – Chimie/Matériaux Catalyst (H/F)

Job Description

Enterprise: Chemical leading Company in Catalyst technology (Antal is retained to recruit for our client)

Location: Strasbourg - 67

Title: Managing Director – Chimie / Matériaux Catalyst (H/F)

Salary Package: Fix Salary + Variable/Bonus 

Type of Job: CDI – Status Cadre

Estimated starting date: Q1/2021

I. Company introduction:

Our Client designs, produces and sells two families of novel, proprietary, porous materials:

Porous silicon carbide materials combining high surface area, high purity, controlled porosity

and outstanding mechanical strength

Our client’s most advanced developments pertain to Key Market Sectors:

•Catalyst supports: Our client serves customers needing catalyst supports that can withstand severe conditions.

•Urban depollution: For capturing PM toxic particles in road and railways environment,

Our client designs and produces its materials using proprietary processes, are made with very similar flexible manufacturing processes.

II. Job General scope:

Our Client is looking for its Managing Director – Chimie/Matériaux – Catalyst, a dynamic person who is business orientated and takes pride on delivering a high level of service.

Pioneer – Entrepreneurship spirit.

The successful candidate will need to have tenacity to maintain this on a long-term basis.  Therefore, it is important that they have the capability to use their own initiative.

With a “can do” positive attitude who uses initiative to quickly, establish long-term relationships with customers, partners, and Shareholders.

The successful candidate will be expected to understand the technical nature of the product, process, and application for Catalyst material.

Capability and leadership to manage team, focus on Commercial/Business development/Marketing activities, manage R&D/Product Development, financial P&L…will be the key role

This position reports to the board of Director

III. Main achievements/Missions/Objectives:

  • To fulfil the objectives/Strategy set by the company, to implement and ensure the sustainability of the company
  • Be responsible for the P&L of the assigned entity, managing it from sales, operations, legal, administrative, statutory, tax and regulation
  • Develop Marketing plan and sales budget.
  • Team management – Business/Operation/R&D
  • Interaction with key customers, suppliers, sub-contractors…
  • Commercial/Marketing/Manufacturing and strategic aspects in connection with the share holder
  • Provide operational excellence, ensuring on-time delivery of products, information, and services

VI - Position Attraction

We have a proven track record for reliability, innovation, problem solving approaches that help our customers improve their process performance and operating costs.

To further optimize and speed up the customization of a beta silicon carbide solution that will satisfy your requirements, we can set up a joint development project in which your experts work closely with our production engineers and R&D scientists

IV. Qualification requirements:

  • Engineer / PHD/Master degree in Chemistry/Material
  • Experience of 10-15 in Chemicals sector with good understanding in Material/Catalyst application, with relevant experience in Business development and project management
  • Pioneer – entrepreneurship spirit - Leadership
  • Proactive – Flexible – Enthusiastic – Confident - Team player able to interact with different people (Shareholder, partners, customer, employees, local administration…) and with different culture
  • Strong operational abilities • Strong proven organizational, priority management,
  • Excellent clear concise communicator - Ability to use own initiative
  • Able to analyse - Organized approach - Detail oriented
  • Fluent in English (Spoken, Written) – French/German would be a significant advantage.
  • Few business travelling mainly in Europe and potentially in US and Asia


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