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Head of Operations AMS BU RCH


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019 and about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. The company is currently represented at 60+ production sites worldwide. 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 FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 21 locations in 10 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

  • Direct and manage BU RCH Operations of North- and South America (AMERICAS) and associated regional plants Bushy Park, Little Rock, Chardon, Merlo, Burzaco, Porto Feliz, to ensure the efficiency of the operation.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and the attainment of corporate directives, including Operational Health, Environmental protection, Process Safety, HazOps, Compliance Checks, XACT.
  • Budget responsibility including operations cost, CapEx, volumes, and safety / operational related KPIs.
  • Provide inter-cultural leadership for BU RCH in AMS Operations, guide and develop the teams.
  • Development of project strategy for CapEx projects and restructuring projects.
  • Development and implementation of strategic concepts, analysis and optimization of technical and organizational setup.
  • Monitor operations at Third Party Manufacturing Partners (tolling) - Overall volumes, conversion costs and compliance.
  • Support sourcing for new Raw Materials within the region for the sites of BU RCH as well as implementing manufacturing of new products.


  • Master/PhD in engineering or chemistry / operations
  • Professional experience in operations
  • Senior management and strategy experience
  • Project management experience
  • Leadership experience



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:  1505

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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