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Rotational Commercial Trainee

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

  • Complete at least  6-12 month  rotation throughout   various Business Units and Commercial related functions within those Business Units, which may  include sales, customer service, marketing support, inventory management, forecasting,  and technical lab support , if appropriate, in an effort to gain an extensive and well-rounded knowledge base of LANXESS’ business and product lines before progression into a Commercial role, either internal or external, based on the company needs.
  • Shadow seasoned professionals in both internal and external roles.  Shadowing of sales representatives will include accompanying colleagues on customer visits.
  • Assignment to special projects and/or local customers. This may include temporary relocation to a LANXESS facility to support the project during the rotation
  • Create a short presentation on the results and experience to Senior Managers in the final phase of the rotation
  • Upon successful completion of at least  6-8 months rotation, be assigned a commercial role (internal or external) within a business unit  as available and dictated by business needs


  • B.A./B.S. degree in Business or  Chemical Engineer
  • Desire a career in a “commercial” role in the specialty chemical industry.  Some travel is expected.
  • Possess excellent listening and communication skills, the ability to make presentations, planning and organizational skills.
  • Possess a willingness to relocate for a short period of time

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:  5273

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275-1112

Work Arrangement:  Partially remote
Level of Experience:  Entry level

Job Segment: Facilities, Chemical Research, Chemical Engineer, Materials Science, Trainee, Operations, Engineering, Science, Entry Level

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