Supervisory Boards of
COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH
COMPO EXPERT International GmbH
COMPO EXPERT GmbH
Krögerweg 10, 48155 Münster
Federal Republic of Germany
ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING INITIATION OF THE PROCEEDING FOR SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF A MEMBER OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARDS OF THE COMPANIES OF COMPO EXPERT GROUP
The Supervisory Boards of COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH, COMPO EXPERT International GmbH and COMPO EXPERT GmbH (hereinafter referred together also as the “Companies”) announce initiation of the proceedings for selection and appointment of a Member of the Management Boards of COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH and accordingly: COMPO EXPERT International GmbH and COMPO EXPERT GmbH. The person chosen in the result of the selection procedure might also be appointed
as Member of the Management Boards of the COMPO EXPERT Group companies in other countries.
I. Requirements for candidate for the position of Companies’ Management Boards Member
A candidate for the position of a Member of the Management Boards of COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH, COMPO EXPERT International GmbH and COMPO EXPERT GmbH should meet all of the following criteria:
1) have full capacity for acts in law,
2) enjoy full public rights,
3) have higher education degree obtained in the Republic of Poland or abroad recognized in the Republic of Poland as higher education, on the basis of separate regulations,
4) have at least 5 (five) years of employment under a contract of employment, election, appointment or nomination, an employment contract for cooperative members, other agreement for the provision of services, or as a business owner,
5) have at least 3 (three) years of experience serving in managerial or independent positions or as a result of self-employed business activity
6) meet the relevant requirements other than those listed in points 1-5 of this section, set out in generally applicable law, and in particular is not in breach of any restrictions or prohibitions
of holding the position of a member of the management body in commercial companies in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.
II. Information and declarations to be included in the application
The application of a candidate for the position of a Member of the Management Boards of the Companies should include:
1) curriculum vitae (CV - EUROPASS format is recommended);
2) the candidate’s statements about:
a) enjoying full public rights;
b) having full capacity for acts in law;
c) not being subject to any legally prescribed limitations or bans on holding the position of a management board member in commercial companies in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany;
d) having read and understood the Information concerning collecting and processing of personal data of the candidate to the corporate bodies of COMPO EXPERT Group Companies constituting the Attachment A to this Announcement and consent to the processing of personal data with the following wording: "I give consent to the processing by COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH, COMPO EXPERT International GmbH, COMPO EXPERT GmbH and Grupa Azoty S.A. of my personal data contained in the application for the purposes of the selection procedure for the position of a Member
of the Management Boards of COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH, COMPO EXPERT International GmbH and COMPO EXPERT GmbH, as well in connection with appointment, employment and performing of the function of the Management Board member of the abovementioned companies, in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)”;
e) originals or copies of supporting documents regarding:
- graduation from higher education;
- candidate's professional experience of at least 5 (five) years;
- at least 3 (three) years of experience in managerial or independent positions or as a result of running a business on a self-employed basis;
- additional skills (e.g. references, recommendations, certificates);
f) up-to-date information from the Polish National Criminal Register or German Police or the equivalent register of the candidate's country of residence on a clean criminal record issued no earlier than 2 (two) months before the deadline for submitting applications in this selection procedure;
g) a declaration of compliance with the requirements determined in this Announcement (included in the template presented in the Attachment B to this Announcement);
h) declaration and information concerning functions performed in bodies of other entities;
i) a declaration of consent to be appointed to the Management Boards of the COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH, COMPO EXPERT International GmbH and COMPO EXPERT GmbH, and the acceptance of the rules and procedure for conducting the selection procedure applicable in the COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH, COMPO EXPERT International GmbH and COMPO EXPERT GmbH (included in the template presented in the Attachment B to this Announcement);
j) a cover letter with a description of the course of professional work and an indication of experience and skills for performing the function of a Member of the Management Boards of the Companies;
l) information on the correspondence address, telephone number and e-mail address to which the Companies will be able to send notifications in the selection procedure.
All application documents shall be submitted in the English or Polish language (together with
a translation into English or Polish when the original document is issued in any other language).
The documents sent in the selection process should be copies (scans) of original documents confirming the candidate's qualifications. The candidate for the position of a Member of the Management Boards of the Companies is obliged to present originals or official copies of the documents or notarized certified documents confirming the above-mentioned qualifications, during the interview, under pain
of exclusion from further selection procedure.
The Supervisory Boards of the Companies may prevent candidates whose applications do not meet
the requirements set out in this Announcement or applicable legal regulations, or will be submitted after the deadline, to participate in the selection procedure. The Supervisory Boards of the Companies may ask the candidates to provide additional information required by relevant internal or generally applicable legal regulations.
III. Additional information about COMPO EXPERT Group, the management structure and expectations towards the Management Board member
Information about the Companies is available on the Companies’ official website: www.compo-expert.com.
Since November 2018, the COMPO EXPERT Group has been part of the Grupa Azoty Capital Group,
the parent of which is Grupa Azoty S.A. with the headquarters in Tarnów, ul. Kwiatkowskiego 8, which is the largest chemical company in the Republic of Poland and the second largest producer of mineral fertilizers in the European Union. Shares of Grupa Azoty S.A. are listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. All information about Grupa Azoty is available on its website at www.grupaazoty.com.
The COMPO EXPERT Group offers a wide range of high-quality, innovative specialty fertilizers for professional users. The Company has a leading market position in Europe, Latin and South America and Asia. The COMPO EXPERT Group offers professional users safe and innovative solutions, including in the field of tree nurseries, public green spaces, golf courses, ornamental plants, fruit and wine production, as well as agriculture and vegetable growing. The assortment includes innovative fertilizers, special mineral fertilizers, coated fertilizers, liquid fertilizers, biostimulators, microelements and soil improvers. The COMPO EXPERT Group generates sales revenues of approximately 500 million EUR per year, employs approximately 650 employees and has subsidiaries in 22 countries around the world. The structure of the COMPO EXPERT Group is presented on its website and in the financial reports of Grupa Azoty S.A.
Currently the Management Board of COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH, COMPO EXPERT International GmbH and COMPO EXPERT GmbH consists of two managing persons: President of the Management Board – Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Management Board – Chief Product Officer. New person is expected to strengthen the Management Board of the Company.
Division of areas of responsibilities shall be proposed by the Management Board and approved by the Supervisory Board.
The Member of the Management Boards of COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH, COMPO EXPERT International GmbH and COMPO EXPERT GmbH will be also a member of the global senior management of the COMPO EXPERT Group. The principal place of work of the Member of the Management Boards of COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH, COMPO EXPERT International GmbH and COMPO EXPERT GmbH is at the headquarters of COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Federal Republic of Germany. The main production plant is in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Federal Republic of Germany. Performing the function of the Member of the Management Boards of the Companies involves business trips within the area of operations of the COMPO EXPERT Group around the world.
The Member of the Companies’ Management Boards may additionally perform a function of a Member of the Management Board in some of the subsidiaries of COMPO EXPERT Group located in different countries.
Due to these expectations fluency in English and/or German language is required. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Polish language will be an advantage.
IV. Deadline and place for the submission of the applications
The deadline for submission of the applications expires on January 20, 2023.
Applications together with the required documents shall be sent by e-mail in the form of scans
of signed documents or documents signed electronically with a qualified signature in accordance with the European Union regulations to the following e-mail address: email@example.com. The date and time of delivery to the e-mail address indicated above shall determine whether the deadline for application is met.
V. Deadline and place for the interview and topics to be discussed during the interview
The Supervisory Board will qualify all or only some of the candidates for further participation in the procedure (interview), making their initial selection based on information about the candidates resulting from the submitted applications.
Interviews with selected candidates will take place in Warsaw - WTT building, 51 Chłodna St., 00-867 Warszawa or remotely using means of direct remote communication (MS Teams application or similar) after January 23, 2023. The candidates will be informed about the exact dates of the interviews by phone and e-mail in accordance with the contact details provided in the applications.
The interviews will be conducted in the English or Polish language.
The subject of the interview will be the general presentation of the candidate, the candidate's knowledge of the Companies’ business and the sector of their operations, knowledge of issues regarding the management and leadership of teams, knowledge of the rules of the commercial companies’ operations, and the candidate's experience necessary to perform the function of a Member of the Management Boards of the Companies including the proposed areas of responsibilities, as well as the candidate's intentions related to performing this function.
VI. Additional information including the communication of the results of the selection process
The candidates will be notified of the results of the selection procedure by registered mail or by e-mail, respectively to the correspondence address or e-mail address indicated in the application.
The original documents provided by the candidate during the selection process will be returned to his/her address indicated in the application.
The Supervisory Board has the right to restrict the procedure at any time at its own discretion.
The Supervisory Boards of the Companies have freedom to make decisions and reserve the right to end the recruitment procedure without selecting a candidate at any time without giving a reason. The Supervisory Boards of the Companies may also limit the number of candidates admitted to the following stage of the selection process at its own discretion.
The Supervisory Board has the right to assess and qualify candidates’ applications at its own discretion.
All supporting information can be provided by: Mr. Piotr Kołodziej, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of COMPO EXPERT Holding GmbH, COMPO EXPERT International GmbH and COMPO EXPERT GmbH, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. + 48 607 709 999.
Date of publication of the announcement: 6 January 2023.
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