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French speaking Sales Manager (f/m/d) EMEA Polyurethanes


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


  • Commercial responsibility for the sales of products and services in France, Switzerland, Austria, part of Germany
  • Manage existing accounts (mid-size local companies as well as international accounts and other channels) and establish relationships to customers as basis for negotiation of future business etc.
  • Plan the development of an account by knowing it´s needs and Business Unit Urethane´s portfolio that can be used to serve with the responsibility to coordinate the support coming from other departments
  • Develop new potential customers based on own initiative and knowledge of the market
  • Identify new technical opportunities at new and existing clients based on own technical understanding of URE products and in cooperation with the Application Development department (identification of new technical developments in new/modified applications at potential accounts)
  • Close cooperation with product management, application development, marketing, customer service to ensure overall customer satisfaction
  • Special tasks (e.g. representing EMEA in growth projects)



  • Master degree in Chemistry or Polymer Science and ideally post graduate business qualification 
  • 5-10 years experience in Sales of Speciality Chemistry to a wide range of different markets
  • Basic technical understanding of Polyurethanes processing and Polyurethanes chemistry
  • Specialty chemistry industry knowledge in the territory 
  • Experience in managing & developing accounts and building up multi-level relationships at the accounts
  • Result oriented working style
  • Superior German, French and English 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.


Please address your application to the Recruiting Team.


Requisition ID:  3191

Köln, NW, DE, 50679

City:  Köln
Business Unit / Group Function:  Urethane Systems

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