Chemicals and Materials
Global leaders for steady growth.
Korn Ferry’s Chemicals and Materials Sector focuses on helping companies attract, develop, and retain best-in-class leaders from across the globe. As the industry faces geographical shifts in capital spending and impending retirements in mature markets, it’s important to ensure your company has the right leaders in place to lead through change and drive growth. We offer a full range of talent solutions designed to meet your talent needs — from strategic search, competency-based assessments and engaging, interactive high-potential leadership development programs to one-on-one coaching, strategic talent initiatives, and succession planning.
Building bench strength for an impending talent pinch point.
Western and mature chemical companies are facing an impending talent gap as baby boomers retire. As the talent market for chemical companies tightens, finding sophisticated, technically advanced, global leaders will become critical and a distinctive competitive advantage. Leaders who have the vision and global business acumen to respond to shifting dynamics are key to sustaining success. The pinch point in talent will call for bigger steps in promotions and development than ever before, including bringing in people from other chemical companies, and a much sharper focus on accurate recruitment, development, and onboarding.
Global presence, local expertise.
Korn Ferry is strategically positioned to meet the unique talent needs of chemical companies. Our professionals are chemical engineers with extensive experience as executives and consultants. We have deep industry expertise and work as a global team to ensure the best candidates are presented and aligned with your strategic goals. We have worked in and with the world’s leading chemical companies to help them identify their leaders’ potential, drive development, accelerate readiness, and energize transitions. Korn Ferry is the only firm that can help you identify internal and external talent while simultaneously developing these leaders through engaging, proven solutions that meet and exceed expectations. As leadership gaps become reality, Korn Ferry can help you prepare, adapt, and respond with the best talent from around the world.
Futurestep Sector Leader, Chemicals and Process Manufacturing, Search North America
Futurestep Managing Consultant, Industry & Professional Services, United Kingdom