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Head of Quality Management


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019 and about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. The company is currently represented at 60+ production sites worldwide. 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 FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 21 locations in 10 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

Overview of Position: 

The Quality Manager manages the day-to-day operations of the Quality Control Lab to establish and maintain quality assurance system, promote core values of customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance and continual improvement that positively impact financial performance. Manages the analyses of incoming raw materials, in-process samples, and finished products. Manages quality critical lab equipment with an effective PM program and employs a Quality Management System that is robust, effective, and compliant with industry standards. Collaborates with cross-functional teams to drive Continuous Improvement programs to meet business objectives.

Job Description

• Responsible for ensuring the understanding of quality goals and procedures for all levels and providing training to all personnel regarding quality policies and practices.
• Serves as primary point of contact with Operations, Customer Care, Business Leadership Team, and Plant Management to ensure quality objectives are clearly understood and properly integrated into the business processes.
• Designs and implements control plans to ensure quality testing is accomplished and issues are tracked and resolved in a timely manner.
• Responsible for Quality Management System and ensures the requirements of AS9100 are implemented and sustained through the internal audit process.
• Reviews/updates as necessary quality control, inspection and testing SOP’s.
• Maintains all test results and quality records.
• Manages the disposition of finish products, re-validation, expired shelf-life, and rework.
• Leads investigation on all quality related impacts. Utilizes RCCA techniques (5WHYS) and implements control plans to eliminate reoccurrence of non-conformances.
• Develops and leads implementation of solutions to nonconformities and to satisfy quality issues raised by customers and act as a primary point of contact for quality-related customer inquiries.
• Leads investigation of all quality related impacts. Implement control plans to eliminate reoccurrence of non-conformances
• Collaborates with operations on a daily basis to ensure on-time shipments and customer satisfaction
• Leads RFT (Right First Time) tracking and identifies opportunities for improvement.
• Utilizes SPC tools to support the continuous improvement process.
• Implement an effective calibration and PM program for critical Lab equipments.
• Explores new technology for equipment upgrades to maximize efficiency.
• Drives an Incident Free Culture utilizing safety programs supports Responsible Care Management System (RCMS).
• Ensures manufacturing compliance with established customer and/or technical requirements.

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in a technical field and 5+ years working experience in Chemical, Aerospace, or manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Minimum of 5 years of Supervision in a Chemical Manufacturing/Quality Environment
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strong knowledge of AS9100 and/or ISO9001
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Quality Management Audit experience – preferred
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Excellent understanding of LEAN and Six Sigma principles, <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Six Sigma Green Belt – preferred
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), SAP, Minitab
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Excellent verbal and written communication skills



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:  1201

East Hanover, NJ, US, 07936

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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