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Head of Lab ‘Development & Quality Control’ (m/f/d)

For our Business Unit Care Chemicals

As one of the world’s leading industrial chemical companies, Clariant creates value through innovative and sustainable chemical products and solutions for customers in various industries.

Clariant Base Chemicals – Refinery, as part of the BU Care Chemicals, develops additives to support the refinery and petrochemicals industry. Since decades we are a reliable partner with strong expertise and innovative solutions.

To further strengthen our development team we are looking for a

Head of Lab “Development & Quality Control” (m/f/d)

for our cold flow improver production plant in Oberhausen, Germany.


  • Manage laboratory for Development & Quality control, including pilot plant
  • Quality manager for Oberhausen site and support refinery business and laboratories outside Oberhausen in fullfilling demands of ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, and 50001
  • Identify, develop and implement new cold flow improver products as Innovation project leader in interdisciplinary teams
  • Maintain and optimize the assigned product portfolio as product manager
  • Support customer in product and quality related questions
  • Support local production in case of problems and process improvement


  • You have a university degree and a PhD in Chemistry
  • You have at least 3-5 years of professional experience, e.g. as a laboratory manager in the chemical industry or comparable field, ideally you have already some leadership experience
  • You are a trained project manager and gained ideally experinece in running projects in interdisciplinary teams
  • You are familiar with the requirements of common standards, such as ISO 9001 and ideally had a related training (e.g. quality manager)
  • You are a strong communicator and assertive team player who can interact well across hierarchy level and distances
  • For this position we expect business fluent English as well as very good German language skills

Our offer:

  • An international, interdisciplenary and diverse work environment where your contribution really counts!
  • Interesting and challenging projects that create a significant impact for the BU
  • An attractive and performance-based remuneration and benefits of a modern company
  • Long-term account: e.g. for special care periods, extra parental leave, further training, early retirement
  • Pension plan: supplementary nursing care insurance and company pension plan
  • Health: take advantage of our fitness offer or the bicycle leasing offer
  • Employee Assistance Program: Free, independent advice in all life situations
  • We will support your development needs with tailored, individual trainings

Clariant is a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel / Switzerland. On 31 December 2021, Clariant totaled a staff number of and recorded sales of CHF 4.372 billion in the fiscal year for its continuing businesses.

The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals , Catalysis and Natural Resources . Clariant’s corporate strategy is led by the overarching purpose of ‘Greater chemistry – between people and planet’ and reflects the importance of connecting customer focus, innovation, sustainability, and people.

Join us and help create sustainable value through chemistry for customers all over the globe.

If you are ready to take the challenge at Clariant and the job description inspires you and corresponds to your qualification, >>>please apply online  .

Wencke Leyens-Wiedau
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

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