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Global Product Manager (f/m/d)


If the chemistry is right, we can make a difference at LANXESS: speed up sports, make beverages last longer, add more color to leisure time and much more.
As a leading specialty chemicals group, we develop and produce chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and high-tech plastics. With around 14,800 employees, we are present in 33 countries
worldwide. Be part of it!



Job Highlights


  • Manages P&L (sales and margin) for the assigned product groups by developing and executing robust pricing strategies and managing cost
  • Partners with the operation teams to define the appropriate asset strategy to win in the market
  • Partners with the procurement team to define a suitable raw material strategy to support sustainable growth and profitability
  • Drives cross-functional operational excellence by aligning all relevant stakeholders to meet and exceed annual targets
  • Manages the product lifecycle by developing and implementing life cycle strategies, including taking over the commercial project lead for new product developments 
  • Develops and executes the product group strategy based on a deep understanding of industry needs, market trends, competitive chances and overall customer drivers
  • Defines and implements the regulatory and sustainability roadmap for the associated product groups



  • Bachelor (Master’s preferred) in Chemistry, Engineering, Business Administration, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of product management and/or strategy and/or business development in the chemicals industry
  • Experience in managing cross functional global project teams and external partners in a B2B environment
  • Excellent analytical skills and solid understanding of budget planning, business cases, financial performance reviews, market and competitor analysis
  • Business acumen combined with solutions oriented thinking
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to build credible relationships with internal and external functions
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Excellent Excel, Power BI, PPT and SAP 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: For us, talent matters, we welcome everyone who commits to our values. We strongly believe that including diverse perspectives makes us more innovative and enhances our competitiveness. Therefore, we embrace the uniqueness of every single individual and are truly committed to supporting our people in developing their individual potential.


Location: Germany (Cologne) or UK (Manchester)


Please address your application to the Recruiting Team.


Requisition ID:  2389

Köln, NW, DE, 50679

Business Unit / Group Function:  Lubricant Additives Business

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