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Head of Safety and Security

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and more than 13,000 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. 

We are looking to find diverse and talented people to join our team. Studies have shown that some individuals are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100% of the criteria. We are looking to equalize the gap! If you are excited about this role but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply. We will look to assess your talent against our competencies, values and requirements to get the best organizational fit. You might be the right candidate for this or other roles we have available!

Join our Team!


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

The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for leading the health and safety team, ensuring the security of South Arkansas LANXESS operations in accordance with Homeland Security requirements and insuring training for employees is at a high level of quality provided in a comprehensive manner.  This position has a large span of control consisting of LANXESS and contract employees. In addition to the above responsibility, this role is responsible for ensuring industrial hygiene program implementation and responsible care initiatives are completed. Primary duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Lead the health and safety process to ensure appropriate systems are developed and in place to ensure, safe work environments are present for personnel working and visiting LANXESS production facilities to include KPI reporting and tracking of corrective actions.
  • Ensure implementation of security polices and post orders that describe measures and practices implemented to ensure security and control of hazardous materials received or shipped from LANXESS operations in South Arkansas in accordance with CFATS requirements.
  • Represent the company during regulatory inspections as a subject matter expert and guide to site leadership.  Monitor proposed legislation and coordinate with BU and PLA in assessing potential impacts on operations to ensure aligned communications.  Work with the local emergency response agencies.
  • Coordinate initiatives with BU, Corporate, and external auditors about maintaining compliance with established policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements e.g.; compliance checks, RCMS, Homeland Security inspections, ISO, and incident investigations.
  • Oversee and coordinate a concerted evaluation process of HSST functions to ensure compliance with company and corporate policies in addition to regulatory requirements through auditing and reporting of findings to leadership team for action and support in correcting deviations from established expectations in the operational units.
  • Be a constant champion of the “LANXESS Performance Culture” guidance in the development of individuals and teams to be active contributors to the success of the organization.


  • Engineering or science degree required (chemical, environmental, mechanical, electrical, or safety).  Safety professional certification (CSP or CIH preferred).
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • RC 14000 /TapRoot methodology/PSM experience
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Project management experience
  • Industrial Hygiene experience


What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program. The established pay range for this position is $125,000 to $166,600. Please note, the actual compensation may vary based on geographic location, work experience, education, and skill level.
  • 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, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religion, national origin, veteran status and political beliefs.


LANXESS has a value-based performance culture. We are seeking a range of human interests, backgrounds, and experiences that can be engaged to achieve respect, ownership, trust, professionalism, integrity and healing across all sectors.  

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  5664

El Dorado, AR, US, 71730

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: El Dorado

Job Segment: Homeland Security, Corporate Security, Industrial Hygiene, Electrical, Chemical Engineer, Security, Engineering

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