Director of Strategic Growth (Merger & Acquisitions)
Polyscope Polymers is the global market leader in the production and sales of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) polymers, available on the market in the form of granulate. The factory is located on the Chemelot site in the Netherlands and was taken over from DSM. It is the largest SMA factory in the world. The head office of the company is located in Geleen, the Netherlands. Polyscope Polymers was founded in 2006. In the world of polymers, SMA polymers are a segment of a niche market with excellent clients. For this reason, Polyscope Polymers was able to develop the impressive market position that it holds today. Over the past twelve years, the company has won several prizes for its exceptional achievements. The company has approximately 60 employees worldwide and brings in an annual revenue of about 55 million euros, which is a very healthy result. The company was initially focused on the automotive industry. This is a demanding market and Polyscope Polymers proved to be successful even in such challenging market segments.
The SMA polymers are now sold on very diverse markets. The company has a strong ambition for growth, and this growth does not necessarily have to be organic. Moreover, the company wants to grow by means of 'forward integration’ in the supply chain. This growth ambition means that in terms of products and applications, Polyscope Polymers wants to establish itself even more firmly in the supply chain, and also wants to do this at an earlier stage. The goal is to make the realization of these ambitions a continuous project and make these ambitions part of the company's core. The growth ambition needs to be a second nature, rather than a project, allowing the company and its employees to develop and grow.
In order to facilitate, stimulate, and structure the inorganic growth ambitions of the company, our client, Polyscope Polymers is looking for a
Director of Strategic Growth
– strategic, energetic, all-round, structured –
The Director of Strategic Growth is responsible for the expansion of the company by means of inorganic growth. Takeovers, mergers, and other constructions form the basic principles. The Director Strategic Growth is responsible for the entire stretch in the achievement of this ambition. Developing a master-plan, analysing the market, connecting to potentially interesting parties, supervising the structure and processes of the integration of new entities into the existing business, etc. The truly unique aspect of this position is your responsibility to incorporate the growth ambition into the company's core and to create a continuous growth process, rather than a temporary growth project. You will be working closely with the Managing Director and Business Director. In short, this is a very challenging position that combines all the facets of inorganic growth.
First and foremost, you can demonstrate a university level of work, gained from education and/or experience. You have completed education in a relevant field, with a minimum level of HBO (i.e. University of Applied Sciences). Your knowledge of Merger Acquisitions projects and processes is above average. Knowledge of and experience in the polymer industry is an advantage. You are prepared to engross yourself in Polyscope Polymers’ business and environment. You have an understanding of finance. You are capable of incorporating this entirely new role into the company. You take the initiative and a proactive stance. Taking into consideration all the above, you are more of a generalist than a specialist. Your verbal and written English language-skills are excellent. Fluency in other major languages is an advantage. You are able to work in Geleen in the Netherlands on several days each week. You are enterprising, flexible, analytical, communicative, and politically correct. You are aware of business sensitivities. You have a strong international track record and get along well with people of other cultures (i.e. inter-cultural management).
AanbodOffer and employment conditions
Polyscope Polymers is a passionate and enthusiastic company with clear goals for the future. Your role in the achievement of these goals is essential. Considering the crucial nature of this position, you would be offered excellent employment conditions, including perks.