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Operations Specialist


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and about 14,900 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states. 


What we can offer you:


LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • Provide front-line support to the assigned unit(s) or process(es)
  • Manage the day-to-day planning and resource alignment
  • Troubleshooting, communication with support functions, and assist with training
  • Tracks production output and quality, tracks spending for the unit(s)
  • Support maintenance activities, review trend charts, write requisition requests
  • Liaison with SOIP, Maintenance, E&I, QC, Logistics, HR
  • Internal technical support (e.g., inspections/audits, PHA’s, RCA’s, MOC’s, training, permits etc.)
  • Process improvement activities including root cause investigations
  • Identify and investigate issues that present unusual conditions; solutions may require development of new or improved products, processes, or techniques.
  • Assess feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering tests, products, and equipment.
  • Coordinate implementation of new or revised engineering solutions
  • Participate in performance improvement activities which may employ various process improvement methodologies.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and dashboards based on improvement goals.              


  • High school diploma.  Technical trade school or college degree a plus.                    
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar environment with increased levels of responsibility
  • Analytical, problem solving skills. Fact-based analysis and reporting skills
  • Ability to work independently, and ability to analyze and interpret data to determine path forward     
  • Leadership experience preferred
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and SAP




What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.


Requisition ID:  4105

Charleston, SC, US, 29405

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Operations Manager, Business Process, Materials Science, Chemical Engineer, Operations, Management, Science, Engineering

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