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Plastics, Paper & Packaging

Hamden, established as an international Chemical search firm has built major networks within the Plastic, Paper and Packaging industry and is now recognised as one of our largest and continually growing divisions. Our specialist Associates have unrivalled talent networks spanning across EMEA, APAC and North America with vast experience partnering with leading multinationals in Executive and Leadership appointments.

Being in this highly complex market, confidence is the key factor for maintaining a successful track record and is attributed to the understanding of the market as a whole whilst being constantly aware of how the industry is changing and adapting across the world. We have managed to develop networks in commercial, technical, manufacturing and innovation environments and are ever-present at local, regional and global exhibitions with the aim to continually enhance our industry knowledge so we can increase our ability to serve success to our clients.


Plastic materials are used in a variety of industries in an ever-changing world including Healthcare, Packaging, Films, Chemicals, Industrial, Consumer, Automotive and Aerospace among others. We are able to support our clients when they need to identify and attract leading talent who are excelling in their career having a specific plastic and chemical knowledge expertise in the industries above. In an industry that is defined by rapid innovations, having the right executive professionals in your team is pivotal to your company’s success and ambitions.

Hamden came to our rescue. For the first time we had several candidates that were all realistic prospects for our roles. All the groundwork was done in the background, Hamden demonstrated that they followed a rigorous process, took all the hard work away from us and all we had to do was interview. HR Director When we have a vacancy that will directly impact the success of the business, for instance a specialist or a senior appointment, we partner with Hamden to utilise their industry network and ability to access high calibre candidates. So far, we have used Hamden for senior Technical/ Innovation searches but understand their expertise across the plastics industry is broad and will be confident that the success can be transferred into Commercial, Manufacturing and Corporate positions. Group HR Manager It has been a pleasure working with the team at Hamden on numerous senior vacancies across Europe and Asia. I am pleased to say that we were truly impressed with the timeframes, candidate accuracy and their refreshing consultative approach. HR Director
Hamden Executive Search is a search firm that we see as a trusted partner and we have successfully collaborated on numerous senior assignments on a global basis.
They have partnered with both our Headquarters in Germany and our regional offices and have sourced candidates from numerous plastic segments ensuring the best possible shortlist. Hamden’s candidate accuracy and short time to hire are just a few of the many attributes that qualify them as our preferred Global supplier. Hamden’s candidate and client management is second to none and they are able to detect and approach a large array of candidates in our market.
COO, CFO & HR Director
We had the privilege of working with the Hamden team for several years whilst finding us new executive members for our world-wide organisation. Working closely in specific plastics and manufacturing market searches and this for our entities also outside the Euro zone, we have found them to have a professional and specialist’s network available and market awareness to offer us matching solutions. CEO Hamden showed great capability of understanding well our request as client and tried to efficiently find candidates to fill the position we were offering. They have a precise process for recruitment and good view on the market. Additionally, the rhythm of the recruitment process was rightly managed on their side to meet our expectations. I would recommend their services in particular for recruitments in the industrial field. HR Director

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