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LAB Executive Assistant (Fully On-Site)


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 the day-to-day operational and administrative activities, e.g. word processing and PowerPoint presentations.  Receive and screen communications to the Senior Vice President (SVP) including telephone calls and e-mail messages, recorded messages and/or provide assistance using independent judgment to determine what requires priority attention.
  • Setting and monitoring schedules, organizing the incoming flow of work, prioritizing requests, maintaining a monitoring system, and following-up to ensure timely responses; preparing  for meetings and arranging teleconferences often over different time zones.
  • Prepares all aspects of travel, from travel approval, trip program to expense reports. Assists in the preparation of expense reports of other executive team members.
  • Take appropriate authorized action in the absence of the SVP to ensure that matters requiring attention are referred to and handled in a manner to minimize the effect of the absence.  Handle projects as assigned, working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Interface with other board & global BU/GF assistants in Germany headquarters as necessary to ensure appropriate flow of information, meetings, and other activities as needed.


  • Bachelor of Science/Arts Degree or equivalent experience.  Several years (5+) of experience supporting senior-level executives, in a global organization.
  • Well-organized and self-directed individual, with exceptional time management skills, including the ability to work under tight deadlines, prioritize and efficiently manage multiple, complex projects.
  • Excellent demonstrated oral and written English communication skills.  German knowledge would be a plus
  • Advanced skills in word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and other software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to use discretion in handling confidential information, with attention to detail and accuracy.


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:  3498

Shelton, CT, US, 06484

Work Arrangement:  Onsite

Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury

Job Segment: Chemical Research, Lab Assistant, Laboratory, Engineering, Science

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