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AD/TS Engineer-Egypt & Subsaharan Africa



Req ID:  85428
Facility:  CAIRO-490
Department:  AD/TS AFME
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins, Refining and Su

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Basic Function

This position provide focused technical support to strategic and high potential customers in the target market, Create market opportunities for AFMEI through Application development and technical service activities in the target market, and Gather necessary technical and market trend information and support to develop business cases for new product development.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provides targeted technical support to strategic external customers, as well as internal customers such as Business, Sales and Manufacturing. 
  • Understands customer and market needs, translates these into resin requirements/specifications, and works with cross-functional groups to frame these into value-added opportunities.
  • Investigates and resolves customer complaints regarding product performance or quality with a long-term focus on manufacturing excellence. 
  • Initiates and manages value-added product and application development projects in collaboration with other functions including Business, Product Development and Manufacturing
  • Supports profitable product line growth through customer qualifications of new, improved or existing products. 
  • Ensure the alignment of innovation project with AFMEI business strategy, supply source strategy and LYB innovation platforms and support execution of other innovation programs in the region with trials and approvals. 
  • Establish good network with key stakeholders including customers, machinery manufacturers, Brand owners and industry forums to homologate and promote LYB grades thereby creating pull from the market/customer. 
  • Participates in and / or leads various activities related to LyondellBasell’s product stewardship protocol
  • Primary Internal and External Touch Points
  • Customer: Technical Management and Engineers, Manufacturing Management and Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Regulatory Compliance Officers, Senior Business Management, and Line Operators
  • Internal: Marketing Managers, Account Representatives, Product Safety Consultants, Specifications Management Consultants, Operations Planners, Supply Chain Representatives, and direct counterparts in the EU, US and Asia-Pacific
  • Industry Associations and Regulatory Bodies: Legislators, Standards Groups and other Industry experts
  • Vendors and suppliers to the plastic Extrusion and molding industries 

Min. Qualifications

Work Experience: 
The candidate must have at least 10 years of work experience in the Polyolefin industry and must be able to establish excellent customer relationships, be an effective communicator (both written and oral) and have an advanced level of technical competency. 

Additional Skills / Expectations:

  • Customer focus, results orientation, technological orientation, communication, problem solving, project management and decision making skills are essential for this position. 
  • Previous Experience in a customer facing role. In addition, knowledge of PE and PP, associated applications, and conversion techniques such as extrusion, molding and lamination are essential for this position. 
  • This  position requires ~50% travel.
  • Languages: English 

Preferred Qualifications


Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

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