HI&I and Cleaning Chemicals

Transparency and sustainability are key in the modern HI&I industry, with 94% of US consumers saying they would be most loyal to brands that provide clear, ethical information about their products.

We understand the challenges in hiring at all levels of the HI&I supply chain. Our network is industry-leading, and we’ve had success from startups to Fortune 500 partners.

HI&I and Cleaning Chemicals

Since 2019, the world has focused more than ever on industry leading commercial cleaning services.

This surging focus on the industry means that the demands on manufacturers and supply chains are enormous. Having a robust operations team along with top commercial talent is key for anyone looking to gain and keep market share. Especially with strict regulations at every stage, it’s important to have industry expertise and a great background in candidates, which Irving Knight always look to deliver.

HI&I and Cleaning Chemicals

A truly consultative, partnership approach.

With a deep understanding of the global chemical industry and the specific needs of the HI&I vertical, we are able to provide genuine market intelligence to our clients. From raw ingredients to consumer goods and service providers, we use our network and market knowledge to source active and passive candidates, referrals and advice for our partners.

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Case Study

Solving a year-long problem for a Fortune 500 leader

When our client came to Irving Knight with a VP-level hire, some recruiters may have been put off by the fact that the position had been open for more than a year with several other firms coming up empty. However, by using our knowledge of the cleaning vertical including which skills may transfer well from adjacent industries, we were able to source a great fit within weeks.

Case Study

Solving a year-long problem for a Fortune 500 leader

Following the success of this hire, our relationship has developed to the point that we are able to consult regularly on some of the most important, challenging hires in the company. Working in such a complex business structure certainly has challenges, but by approaching the relationship as a true partnership Irving Knight has added great value to every process.

When it comes to bespoke approach, allowing us to deliver finding the high-performers of tomorrow, theres no one-size-fits-all solution. We make every search personal, diverse and provide an individual unrivalled experience.

Direct Contact

One point of contact. It creates a smooth, success-driven process.

To deliver the best executive search solution, we work closely with the hiring manager to better understand the organisation and it's culture. Having one dedicated recruiter and one point of contact ensures a smooth process from start to finish.

Explore approach


360° talent mapping. Presenting the best candidates first time round.

We thoroughly map out a market and identify all possible matches for the specific position, as well as reciting notification when a new candidate becomes avaliable. Upon request, we can provide an overview of the market and movements within it.

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Adopting a tailored approach to executive search.

Our team at Irving Knight view global executive search from an alternative perspective. Utilising a wealth of market knowledge and vast industry connections, we deliver an unrivalled experience for both clients and candidates alike. As a team of talented recruitment professionals, we trust that our deep understanding of the intricacies that each market entails takes us one step further.

Explore approach

Delivering the best results

Over 80% of our searches are conducted under the retained model allowing us to conduct a meticulous and comprehensive service.

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We've filled 96% of the roles that we have engaged with on an exclusive basis.


Our CV Sent to Interview ratio across all searches engaged on in the last 12 months.


94% of our clients say they would use our services again on another assignment.