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Head of Product Safety & Reg Affairs


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 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

  • Responsible for department annual budget and related activities; hiring personnel, etc
  • Advise on IT enhancement requests for EHS, GLM, SAP ERC updates, and activities of other databases to ensure NAFTA compliance requirements are met
  • Consistent with Corporate Directives and Standards, and  direction from HSEQ Leadership in Germany, the Responsible Care Codes and  Global Product Strategy; coordinate responsibilities and provide advice on complex BU projects (i.e. acquisitions) and ensure NA regulatory requirements and deadlines are met
  • Ensure compliance with applicable NAFTA chemical regulations as these pertain to LANXESS products, delegate PSRA support to these topics and ensure that business needs are met while meeting compliance requirements.  Manage respective EU REACH registration dossiers and support regulatory actions taken by authorities globally in cooperation with local organization and HQ
  • Perform problem solving on daily PSRA business processes and tasks shared between the PSRA teams
  • Drive for continued integration of LANXESS Solutions and other M&A projects into LANXESS by implementing standard and global daily work flows for regulatory and product safety activities,  and ensure governance of regulatory data management in SAP EHS systems
  • Ensure transportation incidents are reviewed and corrective actions identified and handled when appropriate by PSRA for products classified as dangerous good for transport
  • Monitor NAFTA Regulations such as OSHA, WHMIS, US EPA, US FDA, PMRA, CEPA, ECCN and HTS, and applicable state/regional chemical regulations, including but not limited to those pertaining to hazard communication, chemical control registration, food contact approval, transportation of dangerous goods and modes of transport and interpret impact on Lanxess products,  Notify BUs of this information


  • BS in chemistry, biology, chemical eng or related science.  Master’s degree preferred
  • Leadership and project management experience required
  •  Knowledge of regulatory requirements is essential in the following areas: UN GHS (Globally Harmonized System), OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, WHMIS (Workplace Hazard Material Information System), and Mexico NOM-018-STPS -2015; Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and REACH, U.S. and DOT, TDG, IMDG, ICAO
  • An understanding of general toxicology
  • Individual problem-solving skills necessary for evaluating complex regulatory topics and evaluating risk management
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate with all levels of management throughout LANXESS and to relate proactively with customers and vendors, governmental, and non-governmental organization representatives
  • Experience using SAP EH&S or another equivalent SDS authoring database



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:  3179

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Toxicology, ERP, Law, Risk Management, SAP, Science, Technology, Legal, Finance

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