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Government Relations Manager Germany and Central Europe


Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, BE, 1050

Req ID:  79406
Facility:  Brussels-6955/BE08
Department:  European Government Relations
Division:  Legal, Enterprise Risk Management and Re

Are you already leading advocacy campaigns on behalf of a company or a trade association? Are you experienced in working at the interface of business and political dimensions in a multi-cultural environment? Do you have strong working knowledge of EU and German policy-making and legislative processes? Do you like to work in a dynamic international and intercultural environment?  Welcome to LyondellBasell!


This is Lyondellbasell

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. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

As a Government Relations Manager at LyondellBasell you are responsible for Government Relations efforts both at EU level for specific policy areas and at country level in the assigned geographical area.

LyondellBasell operates significant assets in Germany, a core EU member state, the company’s largest manufacturing base in Europe, and where the company also runs one of its largest R&D facilities. Occasional outreach to other countries in the region may be required.

The policy topics that will be assigned to you may evolve from time to time according to business needs. Current issues of interest to LyondellBasell that require Government Relations support include circular economy and sustainability, chemicals legislation, climate change and energy transition, health, safety and environment, economic incentives/subsidies. You will participate, selectively but actively, in key horizontal or sectoral business associations at EU and national levels such as VCI, BDI, Cefic, PlasticsEurope, BusinessEurope, AmCham EU etc. and influence their positions to LyondellBasell’s benefit.

You will track, analyse and assess legislative and regulatory developments, provide political intelligence and map the relevant stakeholders and finally work with senior leadership to develop and execute advocacy plans and outreach.

Besides all the above mentioned, you will develop position statements/key messages/presentations that translate business needs or technical and scientific data into political information that resonates with policy makers. A key objective is also to develop and maintain working relationships with relevant stakeholders at federal and Länder levels in Germany, as well as with the European Parliament, European Commission and other bodies at EU level.

Location: Brussels or Germany

This is what you bring


  • A higher education qualification in political science, public policy, business management, economics or science (chemistry in particular). An advanced degree in business, law or public policy would be a plus
  • At least five years’ experience in either government, public service, EU institutions, ideally in a German environment e.g., as an assistant to a member of Parliament, or similar consultancy or business experience in a related function
  • Understanding of how to leverage the value of bilateral, regional, and multilateral government relations forums and platforms to advance the strategic direction of the company.  
  • Ability to identify and build strong working relationships with public officials and other key policy stakeholders in the region
  • Experience working in an international company or trade association
  • Excellent language skills in German (native) and English. Additional European languages are an asset.
  • You are eligible to work in the EU. 

This is who you are


You have excellent written and spoken communication skills, delivered with the right balance of assertiveness and diplomacy. You act and represent your company with integrity and with the highest ethical standards. You also possess good business judgement; ability to manage situationally and weigh risks/benefits, refine messages and tailor actions based upon nuanced differences in each situation’s political environment and you know how to influence and engage dialogue in a non-confrontational manner, both internally and externally. 

This is what we offer


We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package.

The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to two days a week from home.


LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.

Interested ?


Please feel free to contact our recruiter at natalie.backx-cornelissen @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. 


The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two/three business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer a background check will be part of the process.




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