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Sr. Sales Manager - Remote Position


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

  • This position is part of our Flavors & Fragrances Business Unit
  • Coordinate and maintain multi-level and multi-functional inter-company relationships with accounts, as well as internal teams
  • Meet or exceed annual goals within the account base and maximize sales result by strategically optimizing customer mix, regional spread and segmenting according to end markets
  • As required document customer call reports, distributor reviews, industry information, and development opportunities
  • Leverage experience, detailed knowledge of product line technology, and understanding competitive environment / industry structure. Continuously provide meaningful information, insight and analysis to marketing and pricing teams
  • Utilize market segmentation and unique value proposition of LANXESS products to extract optimal value for our offering
  • Investigate and identify growth opportunities for new and existing products and customers as requested by the marketing team and in line with business unit goals


  • Technical or Business bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Business Administration or Chemistry preferred
  • Experience in ingredients for the Consumer Markets (strong preference for experience selling aroma chemicals and/or other personal and home care products).
  • Fluent in English (oral and written)
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
  • At least 10 years of sales experience in the chemical industry
  • Self-starter who works well independently and in a team environment
  • Identify market issues and evaluate competitive environment
  • Develop key contacts with customers to build relationships
  • Chemical/technical knowledge/affinity
  • Ability to travel up to 50%


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:  3080

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Work Arrangement:  Fully Remote
Level of Experience:  Middle management

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Marketing Manager, Sales Management, Manager, Marketing, Sales, Management

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