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Head of Application Technology (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 more than 13,000 employees.

Be part of it!


Job Highlights


  • Global responsibility for application technology and development for Business Segment Specialty Industrial Additives (SIA)
  • Lead the Global Center of Excellence laboratory for Business Segment SIA at site Mannheim
  • Key leadership team member to develop and implement a global growth strategy for Business Segment SIA
  • Drive development of new and improved product solutions in alignment with customer needs
  • Translate existing product technologies into adjacent market opportunities 
  • Accountable for global new process development, manufacturing support and raw material qualification
  • Own and manage the IP portfolio for Business Segment SIA



  • PhD in tribology, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or chemistry with at least 10 years of professional experience, preferably in the lubricant industry
  • More than 3 years of experience in leading a research & development laboratory team, preferably in an international environment
  • Strong track record of delivering new solutions and results via a customer-oriented approach
  • Professional experience in project and people management in global projects, preferably with experience in lean management
  • Excellent English and German language competency, with executive communication and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel internationally


Contract type: Regular  


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:  6059

Mannheim, BW, DE, 68219

City:  Mannheim
Business Unit / Group Function:  Lubricant Additives Business
Work Arrangement:  Partially Remote
Level of Experience:  Executive

Job Segment: Chemical Research, R&D Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Laboratory, R&D, Engineering, Science, Research

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