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Director of Strategic Planning

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£90k - 110k per year + 40% + £740 Car Allowance


Director of Strategic Planning

  • £90,000 - £110,000 basic salary
  • 40% bonus
  • £740 a month car allowance
  • Benefits package
  • Hybrid working - 3 days in the office, 2 at home

“I love it when a plan comes together” Do you?

A brilliant chemicals manufacturing company is looking for a Director of Strategic Planning to create and implement strategies for the next 3, 5 and 10 years. You will have significant experience in the chemicals industry; that masterful knowledge of the market is a crucial required element, coupled with technical knowledge and a Chemistry Degree or related.

This company stands apart from most for a few reasons, firstly, their culture. From the boardroom to the ground floor you will find personable, passionate, nice and interesting people all around you. Secondly, they are in a great position, with a proven heritage and strong current market position, their brand name is well known and respected. Paving the way for continued success over the course of your plans.

Director of Strategic Planning - Responsibilities

  • You will be commercially focused to hone in on and exploit a range of markets / customer types to maximise the company’s future
  • Develop and lead the corporate strategy & planning process
  • Lead the company’s R&D function - team of 5
  • Lead the programme of partnering with 3rd parties to manufacture and/or innovate on our behalf
  • Execute key strategic projects currently running which have not reached full commercialisation

Director of Strategic Planning – Requirements

  • Proven experience as a strategist / commercial lead – developing operational strategies aligned with the company vision
  • In-depth knowledge of, and experience in the chemicals distribution and manufacturing sector
  • Degree in Chemistry or closely related
  • 10+ years’ experience in chemicals sector
  • Master’s in Business Administration or related would be beneficial
  • To be semi-commutable to the company site just off the M11 you could live in or near London, Harlow, Ilford, Watford, Chelmsford, Colchester, Cambridge, Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Bury St Edmunds, Northampton, Braintree, Halstead, Haverhill, Royston, Stevenage, Hitchin, St Albans, Biggleswade etc.

Company information

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That’s why our consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates. We actively recruit at all levels for scientific, high-tech engineering and manufacturing companies from Graduates / Trainees to Engineers, Sales, Management and Director Level Search and Selection appointments. Please contact Lloyd Owen at First Recruitment Group to find out more.

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