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Merritt Recruitment is passionate about career development within the chemicals, polymers and coatings industry. Whether you're looking to fill a technical, commercial, operational or regulatory role, our connections with some of the leading UK and international organisations in the chemicals, coatings, polymers & personal care and cosmetics industry.

Merritt Recruitment is the only choice for chemical industry recruitment. The quality of our network and connections from 30 years’ in academia, industry and through professional bodies guarantees we will have access to the best possible candidates in the industry.

We are actively networking through our connections in Universities, industry and professional bodies, which means our database boasts candidates that you won’t find on a job board. As we have worked extensively in the chemical industry, we can easily understand our client's requirements because we have lived and worked in the world that they operate in.

Not only do we understand the industry and competition, we have already worked in technical and scientific roles, so can recruit for roles at every stage of product development:

    • Synthesis and Formulation

    • Testing and Analysis

    • Regulation and Compliance

    • Technology Transfer and Scale up

    • Production and Quality Control

    • Commercialisation and Marketing

    • Technical Support and New business development

We are passionate about promoting equality and diversity throughout the chemical industry and genuinely believe that a fulfilling and inspiring career in chemical science is available to everyone who wants it! Our founder is a PhD qualified chemist with an extensive network of contacts, who regularly talks about key issues in the chemical industry.

Why Merritt Recruitment should be your recruiter of choice

What job roles can Merritt Recruitment secure for you in the chemical industry?

We recruit regularly for a range of clients, from the world’s leading chemical companies through to highly innovative SME’s. We are looking for a range of candidates who are both technically qualified with a sound commercial understanding for roles in our client’s labs, sales teams and boardrooms, including: 

  • Technical roles including Chemists, Technical Support, Research & Development Chemists, Regulatory Managers, Process Chemists,  Technicians, Technical Manager, Technical Director

  • Operational roles and Health & Safety Managers, Production Managers, Quality Assurance Managers 

  • Commercial roles including Technical Sales, Sales Managers, Product Managers, Business Development Managers and Internal Sales & Marketing professionals

  • Board level roles, including CEOs, COOs and General Managers

Merritt Recruitment can manage the entire recruitment process from end-to-end:

  • Creating a job specification and job description tailored to your specific role using our insider knowledge to write job specs and ds with maximum impact. We know what people are looking for within the chemical industry, so we write our job specs that showcase our client’s innovations and career development opportunities.

  • Advertising if required, which will be so appealing to passive candidates, they’ll be sending their CV over because they don’t want to miss out on the hottest opportunity around.

  • Database search of our extensive network of candidates which is updated regularly through our networking in universities, industry and through our connections with the key professional bodies. 

  • Market research to help us see who is working in similar fields which helps us to position our client’s roles at an advantage.  

  • Robust screening interviews using our chemical industry knowledge to assess candidates for suitability - so we only shortlist the highest quality candidates.

  • Candidate interview preparation, including practice questions and interview technique.

  • Creating shortlists of candidates with the specific skills you require for your role and who will be a good cultural fit for your organisation.

  • Support throughout the interview process.

  • Final interviews and offer stage.

If you've got a role to fill in the Chemicals, Coatings, Polymer or Personal Care & Cosmetics industry, please connect with us to register your vacancy.