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Advisor External Affairs France


Berre l'Etang, Bouches-du-Rhône, FR, 13131

Req ID:  81979
Facility:  Berre Cpb-521
Department:  Ext. Affairs & Reputation Management EU
Division:  Sustainability and Corporate Affairs

Advisor External Affairs France

Basic Function

We are currently looking for a Communications Advisor for France, located at the LyondellBasell Sites of Berre l’Etang and Fos-sur-Mer (13) in France

Under the supervision of the Manager, Europe Communications and in constant relations with the French Site Managers the primary purpose of the position is to lead the External Affairs for France with the following priorities:

  • Act as the first level interface between French sites, in particular the Berre and the Fos sites, and external stakeholders such as media, local authorities, communities and environmental associations. 
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date the Crisis Management Communications plan for French sites, train the emergency response team on crisis  communications and lead the local crisis communications team during any technical incidents, social events or environmental issues impacting French sites. 
  • Advise on internal communications at the French sites.
  • Generally, preserve and enhance the reputation of the company in France.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Develop, propose and execute an annual strategic communications plan.

Develop and execute communication and public relations plans and tools.  

Organize media training and crisis management exercises.

Help develop a crisis communications.

Monitor and liaise with media and handle requests.

Maintain and enhance relations with appropriate neighboring communities and groups.

Advise on specific core projects.

Provide support for visits and outreach to national or European elected officials or senior authorities.

Lead and coordinate response to request received from local/national authorities or elected officials, in liaison with site leadership.

Min. Qualifications

 Experience required

  • Bachelor degree in public relations, communications or other relevant field.
  • Proven, 5-year + experience in a similar communication function.
  • Experience in copywriting and editing, in French and English.
  • Working knowledge of usual business software (MS Office); photo and video-editing skills would be an asset.
  • Experience in an international company is a plus.
  • Flexibility in daily hours and frequency of travels are also key characteristic of the job.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in French (native speaker) as well as fluency in English.
  • Excellent strategic communications skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Self-starter.
  • Good network and networking skills.
  • Ability to speak to and train individuals and groups with confidence.
  • Ability to translate technical and/or complex information into messages that can be easily understood by the audience.
  • Being able to interact with stakeholders and people at all level of the company, with diplomatic skills and professional demeanor.

Critical Core Competencies

  • Communication effectiveness:
  • Initiative:
  • Relationship building:
  • Impact and influence:
  • Driving and Managing Teamwork:
  • Innovation and Creativity:



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


Referral Bonus: €0.00


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.


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