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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

  • Manages and directs the daily production operations for five chemical manufacturing units plus utilities.
  • Selects, organizes, trains, and motivates the production staff of approximately 90 people with 6 direct reports  to ensure consistent attainment of production schedules at optimum productivity and cost levels
  • Analyzes, modifies and upgrades existing processes and procedures
  • Assesses safety and potential environmental impact of operating units and continually improve safety, efficiency and output of the units
  • Coordinate with support functions to improve operations (Maintenance, Reliability, Engineering, HR, Safety, Environmental, Purchasing, Finance, supply chain, etc.)
  • Develops and implements improvements in facilities, equipment and manpower utilization to improve product quality and productivity while lowering operating and maintenance costs
  • Recommends improvements in production flow or methods
  • Coordinates and integrates with other plant function areas to ensure support in attaining output, productivity and quality


  • B.S. in Engineering (Chemical or Materials) is preferred but not required.
  • Certification in at least one process-improvement methodology (e.g., Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean) is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated increasing responsibility and management experience preferably in a chemical manufacturing facility.
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of regulations concerning material standards, safety and control




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:  2782

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Plant, Industrial, Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Materials Science, Manufacturing, Engineering, Science

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