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Head of Regulatory Affairs - North America (Flexible location - Pennsylvania, Delaware or Michigan)

Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2021 and more than 13,000 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. 

We are looking to find diverse and talented people to join our team. Studies have shown that some individuals are less likely to apply if they do not meet 100% of the criteria. We are looking to equalize the gap! If you are excited about this role but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply. We will look to assess your talent against our competencies, values and requirements to get the best organizational fit. You might be the right candidate for this or other roles we have available!

Join our Team!


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.


This position can be located in any of the following areas --- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wilmington, Delaware or Midland, Michigan.


Job Highlights

  • Provide direction and support to Regulatory Affairs North America (RA NA) team to ensure project execution, including support to other regions.
  • Submission & follow-up registrations activities for substances/products; directly responsible for the Actives and Disinfection business line portfolio in North America.
  • Define and ensure implementation of North America strategy by Regulatory Affairs team.
  • Drive and complete consolidation of new portfolio and new organization (processes, documentation management, etc.)
  • Tracking, reporting and monitoring Regulatory Affairs North America budget.
  • Coordination & follow-up of Risk Assessors Activities.
  • Reporting status of Regulatory Affairs North America projects & associated risk to business leaders in a timely manner.
  • Advocacy with Authorities and Industry on new regulations/initiatives.


  • Master's Degree in the Sciences which could include Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology or another comparable degree.
  • Previous regulatory experience, including U.S. and Canada.
  • At least 10+ years of experience in a related field.
  • Previous regulatory experience to include U.S. EPA (FIFRA - Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act) and Canada (PMRA - Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency) for the Material Protection Products (MPP) Business Unit.
  • General Chemistry and Toxicology knowledge. 
  • Ability to communicate well (internal and external interface) and excellent management skills.
  • Knowledge of general Microsoft applications.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • This position can be located in any of the following areas --- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wilmington, Delaware or Midland, Michigan.

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, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religion, national origin, veteran status and political beliefs.

LANXESS has a value-based performance culture. We are seeking a range of human interests, backgrounds, and experiences that can be engaged to achieve respect, ownership, trust, professionalism, integrity and healing across all sectors.  

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.

Requisition ID:  5001

Midland, MI, US, 48640

Work Arrangement:  Partially remote
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: Midland Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Saginaw

Job Segment: Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, Toxicology, Law, Scientific, Legal, Science, Engineering

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