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Process and Operational Safety Manager

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

  • Conduct internal Global Compliance Check audits, ensuring compliance to LANXESS Directives and regional / regulatory requirements in the areas of process safety, occupational safety, environmental law, and dangerous goods compliance. Lead federally mandated OSHA PSM and EPA RMP audits and LXS POSM Site Evaluations at LXS production sites to assess compliance to applicable regulations/laws and LXS requirements.  Serve as the NA technical contact for loss prevention
  • Manage and lead the highly visible global Intelex MOC project, which shall replace local, stand-alone IT solutions for change management, resulting in global efficiencies, complexity reduction, risk mitigation and cost savings. Lead a team of global experts and business unit stakeholders throughout the process of software module development, testing, implementation, and rollout to North America, then globally, while meeting both timeline milestones and budget committments
  • Develop and manage the NA regional process and operational safety management (POSM) program in line with industry and company standards. This includes, but is not limited to: establishing POSM requirements, guidance documents, FAQs, code/standards, websites, and subscriptions, and system tools. Identify new tools, enhance existing systems, issue alerts/updates on emerging regulatory changes and impacts to regional and global stakeholders for compliance and risk mitigation
  • Develop and lead trainings and workshops in Process and Operational Safety Management (POSM) principles, requirements, and industry standards and regulation as it relates to work processes in chemicals operations for plant managers and site teams
  • Monitor upcoming revisions and changes to process safety regulations, investigate and communicate these changes to LANXESS site and BU leadership as appropriate. Provide technical expertise and guidance to site management and leadership teams with regard to process safety regulatory compliance. Oversee the process by which sites are managing comliance with laws and internal directives and standards
  • Conduct or participate in select safety-related reviews when requested or when appropriate. Participate in process incident investigations with root cause analysis and corrective action management
  • Develop, implement, and communicate effective process safety KPI reporting and tracking at the regional level of all business units. Analyze data and identify trends (positive or negative) and develop strategic plans to address increased risks, negative performance or to highlight best practices within the BUs
  • Serve as the critical back-up to the NA Crisis Team Leader, ensuring continuity of crisis team management, organization, and coordination of periodic exercises/drills and active response. In a back-up responsibility, serve as the primary notification for Level 1 incidents and the Crisis Team Commander during crisis events


  • Masters degree in an engineering, chemistry or scientific field (advanced degree preferred)
  • Industry experience > 10 years
  • Leadership experience > 5 years
  • In-depth knowledge of US OSHA and EPA process safety requirements, as well as LXS directives and industry RAGAGEP
  • International experience
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Previous experience as a site/plant manager or leadership role is mandatory

What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program. The established pay range for this position is $138,800 to $185,100. Please note, the actual compensation may vary based on geographic location, work experience, education, and skill level.
  • 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:  5624

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275-1112

Work Arrangement:  Partially remote
Level of Experience:  Intermediate

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