GrassGreener Chemicals - GrassGreener Group

GrassGreener ChemicalsTM

GrassGreener Chemicals™ is a dedicated Executive Search provider to the Chemical sector, focusing on companies who manufacture and distribute products such as Additives, Pigments, Fillers and Resins for companies producing Coatings, Paints, Plastics, Inks, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Food and Construction products. We have extensive experience in recruiting for senior commercial, technical and board-level appointments and our reach extends across UK, Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, where we have strategic hubs.

Perhaps more important than our industry credentials is our understanding of people, specifically people involved in a recruitment process be it an employer or an employee.

As an example, we recognise that you, the employer, have only two reasons to engage the services of a recruitment business.

  • You do not have the time to recruit yourself or,
  • You do not have the expertise to recruit yourself

We do. So by engaging with GrassGreener Group, we guarantee that you will;

  • Experience an increase in your new employee retention rates (guaranteed)*
  • Experience a reduction in your commercial downtime (guaranteed)*
  • Experience a reduction in your “cost to hire” (guaranteed)*

Paul Hickey – Managing Director GrassGreener Group

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 “Over the last 5 years DCC have successfully engaged GrassGreener Chemicals to recruit for a number of business critical positions in the U.K & Europe. Paul and his team have recruited local Sales People in the U.K. for our subsidiary business as well as Senior Management Personal in mainland Europe for our core business. Regarding the most recent assignment for, VP Global Sales, I actually commented both before and after physically meeting the candidates that “this is the best shortlist I have ever seen for any position”. For my international colleagues and I, having the option to view candidates’ online i-intro® profiles from anywhere in the world eliminated the need for a 1st interview and saved us time. GrassGreener Chemicals represent true value for money and we are about to once again engage them for a number of international assignments. Any business looking to recruit should have no hesitation in reaching out to Paul”.

(Dr. Mark Vincent, President, Dominion Colour Corporation)

Eli Barenholz – Managing Director GrassGreener Europe

“Working with GrassGreener Europe has been a great experience. One of the key elements that really made GrassGreener Europe stand out is their assessment approach. By taking the time in the preparation to get to know about our business, the culture we are building and the exact skill set of individuals we were seeking, Eli Barenholz was able to target the ideal candidate within a short time period. This resulted in a very efficient way of selecting the best candidates for the vacancy I had in my organization. Also, all the candidates liked the way of working. Next time I will definitely work with GrassGreener Europe again for my executive searches.”

(Mario Suykerbuyk – Managing Director Post NL Data Solutions)

Melanie Burton – Senior Consultant

“Just a quick note to let you know that our new Area Sales Manager started last Monday and everything seems to have got off to a very good start. I wanted to write to say thank you for the excellent service that you provided whilst we were looking to recruit earlier in the year. As we discussed on the phone at the time, I had been disappointed with the response from certain other recruitment companies who claim to be specialists in the coatings and coloration industries – the speedy, quality response from you was a breath of fresh air. Throughout all the contact we have had over the last eighteen months or so, I’ve been impressed with your knowledge of the companies and the people involved in the industries that JMB serves. I’ll certainly be in touch with you again in the future should the need arise.”

(John Perrie, UK Sales Manager at JMB)
Oliver Bradley- Head of Project Delivery

“Our business in Europe now relies exclusively on GrassGreener Europe for business-critical technical sales appointments. In a very short time we have to come to trust their unique process and value their in-depth understanding of the market. GrassGreener Europe has helped us build a substantial and responsive direct sales force in Europe. This has resulted in a significant and measurable increase in our European sales, it has helped us gain complete control of our distribution network while increasing our margins/profits.”

(Mark Armitage, CEO at Cathay Industries Europe)



Typical Placements & Some Of Our Clients:

Sales Director : Business Manager

Technical Director : Chief Operating Officer

Commercial Director : EMEA Managing Director

Global Managing Director : Sales Manager

Sales Engineer : Sales Executive

Country Manager : Key Account Manager

National Account Manager : Business Development Manager

Procurement Director : Senior Chemist

Please contact us on +44 (0) 113 230 5555 or email:

 *Can/will be evidenced with statistical information.