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Applications Technology New Business Development Chemist

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.


Job Highlights

Identify and validate the business and technical feasibility for new or expanded application opportunities for urethane chemistry in existing or new application segments to increase profitable sales.

Travel to existing and new customer’s to identify opportunities.

Demonstrate the feasibility of ideas, concepts and opportunities in the laboratory & in field trials.

Benchmark market trends, state of the art, competitive technology, patent literatrue and substitute technology.

Prepare, circulate and present a technical & business plan to senior leadership for approval.

Align and transfer validated opportunities to internal team memberts to develop and commercialize.

Manage cross-functional teams to intitally develop opportunities.

Proactively develop and maintain customer relationships.  Publish trip reports and communicate highlights to the team.


Master's or PhD in Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry, Engineering or other related sciences. 

Strong background in technical, business, and applications technology.

A minimum of 3 years of experience in Urethanes or polymer chemistry.

Experience identifying new business opportunities, as well as technical and commercial feasibility of products.

Experience working with customers, capturing their voice and translating requirements into value-added chemistry.

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:  5487

Naugatuck, CT, US, 06770

Work Arrangement:  Onsite
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

Nearest Major Market: New Haven
Nearest Secondary Market: Hartford

Job Segment: Application Developer, Chemical Research, Chemical Engineer, Engineer, Product Development, Technology, Engineering, Research

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