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Sr Net Zero Business Development Manager


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

Req ID:  82762
Facility:  Berre Cpb-514
Department:  EU Decarbonization
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

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.


As part of our activities, we are looking for a Sr. Net Zero Business Development Manager (F/M) for US - Europe.

Basic Function

The Business Development Manager will lead and develop business opportunities to help accelerate the 2050 Net Zero strategy and 2030 intermediate milestones.

This role will develop options for alternative outlets of waste streams to enable transition to low carbon steam sources, analyse the transition of natural gas to alternative fuels which includes but it not limited to natural gas and hydrogen blends, hydrogen and other alternatives. The individual will analyse carbon capture opportunities against alternatives according to market capability.  

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for involvement in CCS or H2 partnerships and consortia, defining the appropriate strategy 
  • Assess the commercial opportunities for Green, Blue and other low carbon Hydrogen with a high level understanding of the technology and a detailed look at the infrastructure development
  • Monitor the evolving landscape in the Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Carbon Capture, with the ability to contribute to, communicate and execute a strategic plan
  • Coordinate stakeholders internally and externally with intercultural communication/presentation skills including the ability to communicate across stakeholders including senior management
  • Develop and manage key external stakeholder relationships including: industrial gas suppliers, midstream suppliers, renewable energy developers, consortia, CO2 transport and sequestration service providers and other applicable forums
  • Liaise with Innovation to assess pre and post combustion CC technologies, as commercial relationships for transport and sequestration develops
  • Sustainable solutions developed will contemplate the understanding of equity considerations around the energy transition and how they can be addressed by the business community
  • Consider in commercial evaluation opportunities, benefits and risks. Ensure well managed and appropriate balance between risk and reward.  Willing to think broadly in seeking solutions.  
  • Display agility and appropriate sense of urgency in order to operate as quickly and effectively as possible in achieving targets.
  • Collaborate with Net Zero Integration Planners to ensure that market capabilities are included in site roadmaps
  • Represent LYB as appropriate in external forums, alliances, and industry associations 

Min. Qualifications

Education :

  • University degree in engineering, or other related technical disciplines
  • Master degree in Business preferred


Work Experience : 

  • Minimum of 10 years gained in the petrochemical or steel/aluminum or energy/utilities or technology/engineering & construction companies, having developed a proven significant exposure to decarbonization and low carbon technologies. A specific experience in the hydrogen and/or carbon capture space will be a plus.
  • Proven track record of commercial skills with the capability to negotiate the best deal for the company considering the balance of short/long term, cost, complexity and risks
  • Experience with developing and implementing new commercial or business opportunities 
  • Experience in utility procurement and development of low carbon solutions

Preferred Qualifications

Skills :

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate high value utility contracts, preferably with experience in performing a buy versus make analysis (e.g. steam and industrial gases)
  • Experience in developing partnerships and managing supplier relationships
  • Enterpreneural experience
  • Demonstrated ability in building effective teams 
  • Solid understanding of value drivers in the B2B industrial value chains  
  • Demonstrated ability in developing business cases, evaluating technologies and assessing opportunities
  • Economic modelling

Languages :

  • Fluent in English
  • For EU region a second language is preferred (German, French, Dutch)


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


Berre l'Etang (Bouches du Rhône)

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