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Head of Business Line Polyols and Oxidation Products (w/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 more than 13,000 employees, we are present in 33 countries worldwide.

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Job Highlights


  • Leadership: Leading the Business Line “Polyols and Oxidation Products” with full Profit & Loss responsibility. The business line holds the entire function portfolio of the P&L; meaning Production, Marketing, Sales, Controlling, Supply Chain Management, Application and Product Development.
  • The Team: Demonstrate strong leadership in Safety, Business and Culture towards the global workforce of approx. 380 employees including talent management, performance evaluation and fostering a high performance culture.
  • Business Line Strategy: Define and execute commercial and technical strategies to increase profitability, ensure long-term competitiveness and drive growth in key markets, while aligning with corporate and business unit objectives.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Act as the primary liaison for the Business Line, representing our interests to various stakeholders including the Board of Management, public, press, politics, and unions.
  • Compliance and Safety: Demonstrate Safety and ensure global compliance across all business activities, while fostering a culture of high performance and manage through safety excellence, setting and maintaining high standards.



  • Academic background: Owner of a relevant education enabling a general management role in the chemical field. Extensive experience in the chemical industry and a deep understanding of operational processes and/or marketing and sales channels are beneficial to the role.
  • Experienced Leader: Demonstrate a proven track record of successfully leading a chemical business, encompassing operations, marketing, and sales functions, with a strong entrepreneurial mindset and a keen focus on cost and profit optimization.
  • Analytical Skills: Possess excellent analytical and conceptual skills as well as robust project management experience to achieve business objectives and to drive strategic initiatives.
  • Communication Skills: Strong communication and leadership capabilities, capable of inspiring, motivating, and persuading diverse stakeholders toward common goals.​​​​​​


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.


Contract type: Regular


Please address your application to the Recruiting Team.


Referenz Nr.:  5674

Köln, NW, DE, 50679

Business Unit / Group Function:  Advanced Industrial Intermediates
Arbeitsmodell:  Vor Ort
Einstiegslevel:  Oberes Management

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