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Laboratory Mgr


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

  • Provide leadership and growth of the site quality control laboratory personnel.  Provide professional and technical support, directing work allocations, training and developing personnel, ensuring the safe, correct and timely completion of activities and tasks.  Promote a positive team environment within the lab and with all other groups that interact with the lab (production, shipping/receiving, customer service, maintenance, site management).
  • Ensure the laboratory safety and health programs are maintained consistently with all global, regional and BU programs (XAct, STOP, etc.).  This includes maintenance of the lab industrial hygiene plan. 
  • Maintain and develop, as required, all quality control methods and procedures.  This includes method validation and improvement.  Work need to be done in accordance with ISO9001, RC14001 and LANXESS management system requirements. 
  • Ensure the proper execution of all quality control testing for raw materials, in-process samples, and finished goods release testing, including issuing and re-issuing Certificates of Analysis.  Ensure proper collection and analysis of special samples, such as wastewater and stormwater.  Proper records retention is critical for this element, including site-only records and SAP records. 
  • Participate in product development, process improvement and batch process updating (MOC).  This includes development and testing of production recipes, scale-up of processes, material balance and yield/consumption evaluations, and special testing, as necessary.  This activity includes the introduction of new processes to the site that are successfully used elsewhere within LANXESS but at other sites and within other business lines. 
  • Ensure the availability of all laboratory supplies necessary for proper operation of the laboratory.  This includes equipment, consumables, packaging, calibration standards, etc
  • Lead the review and investigation of internal and external product complaints and process non-conformances to ensure accurate root cause analysis and sufficient corrective action planning has occurred, amending processes as appropriate and provided effective measurement and tracking of such planning. 


Education: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biology;  advanced degree preferred. Equivalent work experience acceptable.

Professional Experience - 5 to 10 Years

Leadershp Experience - Very important/Required

Project Management Experience - Advantage and preferred

Other Competencies:

Cross-functional Quality Control laboratory experience in a plant or manufacturing environment required.  Chemical industry experience is very important. 

Exceptional communication and presentation skills.

Knowledge of ISO 9001 and RC 14001 certification standards and processes is of advantage. 




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:  1164

Greensboro, NC, US, 27406

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

Job Segment: Manager, Laboratory, Chemical Research, ERP, Chemical Engineer, Management, Science, Engineering, Technology

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