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Head of Production - Central Plant


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 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

  • Create and manage a department vision that aligns with the organization's vision and strategic plan.
  • Based on significant technical expertise, reviews and approves complex design concepts and provides general direction to technical staff.
  • Utilizes solid understanding of theories and practices of a variety of disciplines to manage complex projects or programs within boundaries of quality, time, and budget.
  • Represents as needed outside of business unit or division as subject matter expert.
  • Exhibits creativity and innovation in completing divisional and cross-functional/business unit responsibilities.
  • Identifies and investigates issues that present unusual conditions; solutions may require development of new or improved products, processes, or techniques.
  • Assesses feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering tests, products, and equipment.
  • Executes and leads performance improvement activities which may employ various process improvement methodologies (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, BPI, KAM, etc.).
  • Facilitates the implementation of applicable BEST/CLASS criteria.
  • Develops key performance indicators (KPIs) and dashboards based on strategic objectives and performance improvement goals.
  • Effectively manages mid-sized projects to ensure project completion on-time, on-budget, and on-quality; resolves issues and conflicts; coordinates project work with other operating units; regularly reports project status.


  • BS Chemical Engineering preferred, equivalent chemical manufacturing experience accepted
  • 3-5 years related experience in a similar manufacturing environment showing increasing responsibility.
  • Leadership experience leading teams upwards to 50 people
  • Experience working and collaborating with a diverse group of individuals
  • Previous project management a plus



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:  3183

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Industrial, Lean Six Sigma, Business Process, Chemical Engineer, Six Sigma, Manufacturing, Engineering, Management

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