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PAD Director, Performance Materials Europe (m/f/d)


Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, DE, 65926

Req ID:  86168
Facility:  Frankfurt-501
Department:  PAD Transp. & Ind. Compound EU
Division:  Global APS

Are you result oriented and willing to challenge the status quo? Welcome to LyondellBasell!


For our German site in Frankfurt we are looking for a



Director PAD, Performance Materials Europe (m/f/d)



Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Lead and manage cross-functional teams across all stages of product development, ensuring seamless collaboration between New Business Development, Technical Services, Account Management, and other internal departments.
  • Drive innovation in product development activities, aligning them with customer demands, market trends, and business strategy. Champion the protection of intellectual property generated through this process.
  • Translate the organization's long-term strategic vision into actionable plans with clear objectives.
  • Possess a deep understanding of competitive and global technology trends, market needs, and industry landscape.
  • Establish and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for projects, including costs. Prioritize and drive project advancement through the pipeline, ensuring efficient resource allocation and successful commercialization.
  • Lead a team of highly skilled technical experts, fostering a culture of ownership, empowerment, teamwork, and accountability. Implement reward systems to promote active employee engagement and achieve high-performance results.
  • Manage the risk profile of the product portfolio by defining appropriate testing procedures, generating technical customer information, and conducting thorough risk analysis using tools like DFMEA (Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis).
  • Utilize financial analysis and project management tools to effectively manage budgets, resources, and timelines for product and application development projects.
  • Collaborate with external partners such as universities, institutes, and suppliers to initiate and advance innovative research projects with the potential to benefit the company's future.
  • Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and trade shows. Participate in presentations and manage the company's intellectual property portfolio, working with the IP department to secure patents and navigate potential challenges.




  • University degree in a relevant technical/ scientific field (chemistry or chemical/polymer engineering preferred).
  • Minimum 20 years of experience in the compounding or plastics chemical industry.
  • Prior experience leading a technical group (at least 10 years preferred).
  • Experience with compounds and technical polymers for automotive, consumer, and industrial applications.
  • Deep knowledge of polymer chemistry, additives, formulation know-how, and application & product knowledge.
  • In-depth knowledge of various types of compounds and their properties.
  • Understanding of relevant applications in target markets and their technical requirements.
  • Strong project management, people management, and business acumen.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in inter-functional/cross-cultural projects.
  • Knowledge of recycled feedstock and its functionalities.
  • Additional experience in Commercial, Business Development, Applications Development, or Manufacturing.
  • Proficiency in the MS office programs, SAP, Accolade and product management systems.
  • English fluent and additional language preferred.
  • Driving licence.



What makes us attractive – your perspectives?


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



Interested ?


Register your CV and apply via our online portal by clicking on the “apply” button. Please feel free to contact our Talent Acquisition Team  at for more details.



We are LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) – 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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