Head of Environment, Health, Safety, & Security

at LANXESS in El Dorado, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Who we are:


LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 employees in33 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


The role of the Head of EHSS is to coordinate activities within the Environmental, Health & Safety, and Security functions in support of El Dorado Operations. Develop strategic goals and targets to maintain health and safety performance, ensure environmental compliance, and ensure site security and ensure compliance with Homeland Security CFATS requirements to protect the community from terroristic activities. EHSS ensures compliance with regulations to ensure El Dorado sites maintain the license to operate.

Recent experience in managing Title V PSD permitting and compliance, experienced with management of environmental remediation of soil and groundwater, success in managing NPDES permitted facilities, hazardous waste management, and sustainability initiatives.

Develop competent EHSS team leaders and ensure continuous personal growth and development to ensure strong teams supporting site initiatives.

Continuously coach others to ensure understanding their roles in owning health and safety in their areas of responsibility and develop a safety mindset with all personnel working in Lanxess El Dorado.

Ensure thorough root causeinvestigations are competed for incidents; communicate findings to all stakeholders, and use findings to revise procedures, policies, and upgrade training.

Lead Interactions with representatives of regulatory agencies, corporate assessment teams, public comment periods, corporate support functions, and peers at other Lanxess locations.

Serve as a member of the site leadership team; providing environmental, health, safety, and security regulatory expertise to aid with informed decision-making.

Develop best practices in EHS and use them to develop a superior training process for all employees and contractors working in Lanxess, El Dorado facilities.

Ensure implementation of Lanxess Directives.

Manage the annual EHSS budget to sustain environmental compliance, improved safety performance,training, and security of Lanxess South Arkansas operations.




BS in chemical, environmental or similardegree with 10+ years of experience in a EHS&S managerial role in a manufacturing facility

Expert knowledge in environmental & regulatory compliance, including Title V permits, Homeland Security CFATS, NPDES, Hazardous Waste, Air and Remediation

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Excellent written and verbalcommunication skills

Ability to hold self and others accountable, establish vision and planto achieve, manage multiple projects; and interface with and represent company to regulators.


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 .




Join the LANXESS team!


Must include a resume.


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.

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Job Posting: 3088268

Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

Updated On: Nov 12, 2021