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Plant Manager


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and about 14,900 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states. 


What we can offer you:


LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • Develop strategic initiatives for the continuous improvement of the site
  • Provide functional leadership for all capital projects
  • Provide leadership guidance to the manufacturing  teams on the Oxone™ unit in a professional manner
  • Maintain a sustainable organization with a solid succession pipeline
  • Provide crisis management leadership
  • Drive operational discipline i.e. do it once and do it correctly
  • Empower the organization through clear expectation management and win as a team.
  • Promote and enforce established HSEQ policies and procedures,  prevent recordable injuries and environmental incidents throughout the site
  • Coordinate with other functions inside the BL to ensure smooth operations and fulfillment of production goals
  • Responsible fulfillment of all quality systems/ policies as well as legal and EHS requirements
  • Promote and enforce established HSEQ policies and procedures,  prevent recordable injuries and environmental incidents throughout the site
  • Responsible for managing legislative and organizational compliance, process hazard analysis, permits, ISO systems 9001/14001 and representing the manufacturing sites in all internal and external audits
  • Drive compliance with LANXESS HSEQ policies and procedures with agreed timelines
  • Maintain Core Values: safety and health, environmental stewardship, highest ethical behavior, and  respect for people
  • Maintain an operational discipline across all functions


  • Min. Education required: MBA / Master’s degree in Chemistry / Engineering
  • 3 - 5 years of experience with increasing responsibilities in a similar manufacturing environment
  • Experience in Process Safety Management
  • Experience managing the manufacturing budget and fulfillment of the budget targets and overseeing the effective use of third-party tolling suppliers
  • Ability to establish manufacturing standards and KPIs on the manufacturing units
  • Knowledge of the overall production value chain (e.g. production process, safety standards,  product quality, maintenance, investments, industrial services)



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: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.


Requisition ID:  4031

Memphis, TN, US, 38127

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Plant Manager, Plant Operator, Marketing Manager, Plant, Compliance, Manufacturing, Marketing, Legal

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