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Director, Global Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycols, Methanol & Acetyls


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  79354
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Gl. EO & Derivatives, Acetyls & Methanol
Division:  Global I&D


Basic Function

This position is responsible for the bottom line profitability of the Methanol, Acetyls and Ethylene Oxide & Derivatives businesses (collectively A&E), on a global basis. The primary objective of the role is to lead the development and execution of the A&E business strategy, maximizing profitability. While the business director leads the entire business, this must be accomplished through Business Teams that are composed of many other functions that have “dotted line” reporting to the director. Key functions include but are not limited to manufacturing, sales, R&D, supply chain and finance.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Strategic Leadership: Through collaboration with the Business Team, provides a clear strategic road map for marketing, sales and manufacturing (asset strategy) amongst other business functions. Ensuring alignment and cooperation amongst all business functions is key. 
    • Uses key metrics to understand gaps between strategy and current results and works with the Business Team to aggressively close those gaps.
    • Coordinates with corporate management on potential new business opportunities that are identified through Business Team SBA’s or broader Strategic Planning & Transactions efforts.  Directs the efforts of marketing managers in customer portfolio management, contract development and analysis, product pricing strategies and commercial and product development.
  • Financial Performance: Accounts for profit/ loss of the A&E business segments.  Drives financial performance and continuous value and cost improvements through business and sales management.  
    • Oversees the delivery of execution plans – cost control, capital plan, asset management, pricing initiatives, and working capital targets.  Reviews, approves and recommends to corporate management requests for capital investment needed to grow the business, improve reliability and increase the profitability of the assets employed.
    • Creates value by understanding markets and competition and being creative in developing opportunities for value creation. Interacts at very senior levels with key customers.
  • Coaches and develops direct reports as well as provides informal mentoring across the entire Business Team


Area of Expertise, Requirements

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • High proficiency in collaboration and teamwork
  • Strategic, “big picture” thinker
  • Excellent commercial skills
  • Strong cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • General knowledge of all company functions

Min. Qualifications


  • College Degree required 
  • Both Technical and Business degrees preferred


Work Experience 

  • Sales or marketing plus supervisory experience required
  • Manufacturing and/ or financial experience preferred



  • English, additional language preferred




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

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

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