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Strategy Consultant (f/m/d) Innovation


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 14,300 employees, we are present in 33 countries. Be part of it!


Job Highlights


  • Manage and develop LANXESS Innovation Community ICom to create value for the company
  • Identify and funnel growth options in trend-supported areas, e.g. Circular Economy, Hydrogen economy into the company
  • Establish structured approach to increase share of external funding for R&D and sustainable investment projects
  • Represent LANXESS for innovation and sustainability topics at associations like VCI, Cefic
  • Support all BUs, GFs, and Regions in the areas of expertise (innovation, funding, sustainable technology trend update, etc.)
  • Lead and manage the annual R&D / F&E report to be presented to the Supervisory Board




  • Completed education in natural sciences, technical or commercial fields (preferably PhD in chemistry)
  • Experience in innovation and R&D in the chemical industry
  • Several years of experience, preferably in applying for and managing public funding (Corporate or/and in a major strategy consultancy)
  • Preferably with international experience and an international mindset
  • High level of analytical capabilities and strategic thinking
  • Fluent in German and English



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:  1601

Köln, NW, DE, 50569

Business Unit / Group Function:  Development

Job Segment: Strategy

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