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Sr. Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  81287
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Mergers & Acquisitions
Division:  Finance


Come Join an Inclusive Team

Based in Houston, Texas and reporting to the Director, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), the Sr. Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions will manage the company’s activities in corporate transactions. This will include development and execution of specific plans for acquisitions of target companies or divestitures of current operations, determining the best approach for contact of targets or prospective buyers, and pursuing targets through relationship building, working directly with business owners and/or senior executives. He/she work with closely with the Strategic Planning & Transactions leaders as well as Business leaders and cross functional teams to identify target acquisition opportunities, drive the transaction, manage the deal team, and assist in conducting negotiations with third parties through to closing.

Day in the Life

  • Direct the execution of engagement letters, confidentiality agreements, offer memoranda, MOU’s/LOI’s, and definitive agreements
  • Evaluate the merits and risks of strategic investments, acquisitions, divestitures and partnerships
  • Assist in negotiations as LYB’s representative accountable for delivery of the final transaction within the parameters established by executive management
  • Assist in developing recommendations to executives on business structures, business plans, and projected financial returns of projects
  • Coordinate evaluation of the business portfolio, assessing existing business performance and new market development, including adjacent and new verticals and geographic expansions
  • Partner with cross-functional teams through engagement, negotiation and close of transactions. Liaise with operational teams to help facilitate successful deal execution, including managing various functional work streams
  • Prepare executive level communications on M&A project pipeline, individual project summaries including transaction competitive landscape and critical transaction issues, alternative evaluations, strategic fit and business case
  • Assist in developing best practices and continuous improvement of processes within the function

You bring this value

  • Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering preferred
  • MBA preferred
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of total experience 
  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant M&A experience required (including corporate development, private equity, and/or investment banking)
  • Demonstrated experience building financial models used in corporate transactions/investment banking required
  • International experience preferred 
  • Experience managing M&A deal processes through the deal execution lifecycle
  • Superior skills in financial and quantitative analysis, use of Excel and PowerPoint and keen attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical, research, organizational, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills
  • Has exceptional problem-solving skills and sound judgment
  • Chemicals/broader process industries experience preferred



This is what we offer

We offer employees a competitive total compensation package, which includes base pay and variable incentive pay programs. This supports a pay-for-performance culture, recognizing both individual and company performance, as well as benefit programs that are highly attractive and competitive within the markets for which we compete for talent.

  • The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home.
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Retirement (Pension) Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Choice of Preferred Provider or Consumer Driven Medical Plan including Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance

Eligibility for certain benefits and rewards programs will vary based on your job status, work location and/or the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement.





Please feel free to connect with Jacob Cordova, Talent Acquisition Manager (, for more details. Would you like to apply? Our application process involves two steps, 1. Create an online profile, 2. Apply to the job posting. We look forward to connecting with you.


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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.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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