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Regional Sales Mgr North America - Disinfection


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
  • The Account Manager for the Disinfectants business will be the primary conduit to our customers and responsible for representing LANXESS ACD businesses’ best interest with current and new potential customers. A working knowledge of the disinfection market and/or livestock/poultry production industry is required.
  • This position is home office based.  Candidate must be located within a close (reasonable) proximity to a large airport.  Preference given to candidates on east side of USA.
  • Achieves regional sales operational objectives by contributing regional sales information and recommendations to strategic and marketing plans and reviews; resolves problems; identifies trends; determines regional sales system improvements; implements change.
  • Meets regional sales financial objectives; prepares an annual budget; schedules expenditures; analyzes variances; initiates corrective actions. Focus of sales activities on animal health industry
  • Establishes sales objectives by creating a sales plan and country targets in support of regional objectives.
  • Actively manages distributor network, expands customer base; builds and maintains rapport with key customers; creates, tracks and maintains sales contracts and negotiates and updates annual targets; identifies new customer opportunities.
  • Works closely with Regional Technical Managers; jointly develops technical tactics and strategies and events.
  • Recommends products by identifying new product opportunities, and/or product, packaging, and service changes; surveys consumer needs and trends; tracks competitors.
  • Initiates and implements tailored promotions aimed at contribution gain and/or share capture.
  • Responsible for developing regional strategy in alignment with Market Segment Disinfection
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred though will consider Equivalent Sales Experience in the disinfectant industry and/or livestock/poultry production industry is required – MBA (optional)
  • Travel required ~60%. Must have the ability to travel within the US and Canada. 98%+ of all travel will be planned travel. .
  • Distribution sales and/or national corporate account  - 5+ years’ experience required.
  • Industry experience in the disinfectants market preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. The candidate must have the ability to effectively convey corporate/business messaging, technical concepts, and/or value propositions in one on one and group environments to customers.
  • Must be computer proficient with expertise in  the use of Microsoft  office software package (powerpoint, excel and word).



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:  983

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

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