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Coatings are a big part of everyday life and influence almost everybody in the population. From changing the colour of the walls at home to protecting a sea vessel from corrosion, coatings sector is seeing increased growth in market demand.

The coatings sector has been a core market since the first foundations of SPS. As specialist headhunters within the paints and coatings sectors, we have a proven and established reputation, supporting our clients in this ever-changing environment.

Our team consists of industry specialist consultants, supporting many of the market-leading organisations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. We specialise in filling both high-calibre, senior, executive positions and niche positions, where there is a limited pool of candidates, and a high level of industry-specific skills required.

Our dedicated team of experienced search consultant work across the whole coatings sector:

  • Automotive OEM
  • Automotive refinish
  • Protective and marine
  • Architectural
  • Industrial coatings
  • Aerospace
For many years SPS is our partner for international executive search. Their way of working with high standard professionals with strong knowledge of the market and business has been proof of immense value, especially for those recruiting hard to fill positions in challenging markets. But above all, what we appreciate the most of SPS are their strong values of honesty and integrity on which they base their relationship with their clients. For this and other good reasons, we recommend SPS International’s service.

Search examples successfully managed and filled by SPS:

  • Global Business Director – China
  • Global Operations Manager – Austria
  • Sales Director EMEA – Germany
  • Technical Service Manager West.EU – Netherlands
  • Global Laboratory Leader – UAE
  • Global Finance Director – Germany
  • Business Development Manager EMEA – Belgium
  • Key Account Manager D/A/CH – Germany
  • UK Sales Manager – UK
  • Regional Sales Manager – France
  • Senior Chemist – UK


The Global Paints and Coatings Industry was reported to be worth over £78 billion in 2013, a figure expected to rise by 5.5% to over £112 billion by 2020. With this in mind, the competition for the most gifted candidates is at an all time high.

In this challenging marketplace, it is important to hire the best talent. By using our premium market search methodology, we can make sure your important opportunity is confidentially presented to the right professionals. This methodology allows us to identify, approach and define a shortlist from across the entire industry pool.

Get in Touch

To speak to our specialist Coatings team please use the contact details below.

James Lambert

Senior Consultant

+44 2031428363

Get In Touch

+44 2380 111 911
+44 203 14 28345
+852 (0) 580 32871
(Hong Kong)