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Global Product Manager


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

  • Manages P&L (sales and margin) for the assigned product groups by developing and executing robust pricing strategies and managing cost
  • Partners with the operation teams to define the appropriate asset strategy to win in the market
  • Partners with the procurement team to define a suitable raw material strategy to support sustainable growth and profitability
  • Drives cross-functional operational excellence by aligning all relevant stakeholders to meet and exceed annual targets
  • Manages the product lifecycle by developing and implementing life cycle strategies, including taking over the commercial project lead for new product developments 
  • Develops and executes the product group strategy based on a deep understanding of industry needs, market trends, competitive chances and overall customer drivers
  • Defines and implements the regulatory and sustainability roadmap for the associated product groups


  • Bachelor (Master’s preferred) in Chemistry, Engineering, Business Administration, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of product management and/or strategy and/or business development in the chemicals industry
  • Experience in managing cross functional global project teams and external partners in a B2B environment
  • Excellent analytical skills and solid understanding of budget planning, business cases, financial performance reviews, market and competitor analysis
  • Business acumen combined with solutions oriented thinking
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to build credible relationships with internal and external functions
  • Excellent Excel, Power BI, PPT and SAP skills
  • 5-10% travel


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:  3279

Shelton, CT, US, 06484

Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury

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