Multibillion-Dollar Investment-owned Performance Material Business, Head of Product Stewardship (Germany)

Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Location: Leverkusen, Germany


The company, a multibillion-dollar investment owned performance material business was going through a transformation process across the global product stewardship and REACH organisation. A new Vice President brought a compelling vision for the global group. The challenge was to hire a high performing Product Stewardship leader for EMEA who could bring the technical expertise alongside excellent people leadership and develop skills. The critical aspect of “fit” and the interpersonal skills to shape and develop a dispersed team were at the top of the agenda.


The technical requirements of this profile, with REACH deadlines approaching and the essential technical and regulatory knowledge required to be effective in this role, meant a focussed process of research, networking and sourcing across related businesses in the specialty chemicals market. Through this process, the profiles were identified, engaged and attracted to the role. They were then extensively assessed to determine the suitability of their leadership and soft skills in order to be effective in the role and to fit the culture of the business.


  • Short list of highly qualified candidates delivered in 30 days
  • Shortlist to offer conversion was 100%
  • An additional hire was made into the REACH group through this process

Using the Prism Brainmapping tool, combined with our assessment, the team were able to form a clear understanding of the individual’s fit to the organisation. This insight provides a detailed understanding of the manner in which their behaviors would positively enable the team to grow and develop in line with the new strategy.

Our client has been able to get a detailed understanding of the talent pool available in product
stewardship and to hire an individual who brings significant technical knowledge and the experience
of shaping and developing a high performing dispersed expert organisation.

Quote: “This is a belated yet heartfelt Thank You for all of your excellent work and patience in filling the Global Regulatory and EU Product Stewardship Leader position. It was quite a journey but I couldn’t have asked for a better team to steer the ship along the way.”

Vice President, Product Stewardship


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