Director European Investor Relations


London, GB, W1J 0AH

Req ID:  83888
Facility:  London - 308
Department:  Investor Relations
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

This position supports interactions with the investment community to elevate and manage a best-in-class investor relations strategy.  Position is responsible for assisting in the development and execution of the investor relations program for a global, mega-cap public corporation in collaboration with the Head of Investor Relations, with a focus on European ESG investors.  Assists in managing relationships with institutional investors and analysts in order to accurately and effectively communicate the company’s results, strategy and performance.  Must be comfortable and effective working closely with the company’s executive team, primarily the CEO, CFO and business leadership, to ensure the appropriate two-way understanding of leveraging issues, perspectives and information flow.  Incumbent must be an effective communicator with a strong grasp and understanding of the European ESG investment community as well as financial modeling and analysis.  Experience with the chemical industry and LyondellBasell’s businesses and strategies are also desirable.

Job Specifications

  • Strong verbal and written communicator who can convey clear, concise messages with confidence and credibility to influence a diverse, multi-cultural audience
  • Knowledge and experience in working with the European ESG investment community
  • Capability to work independently, but in full alignment with the company’s corporate and investor strategies
  • High passion, curiosity and capacity for researching, learning and distilling large volumes of technical and financial news, data and reports that support innovative financial analysis and reporting for the company
  • Analytical thinker who can combine strategic, financial and business elements
  • Able to work effectively alongside executives both internally and externally
  • Proven ability to simplify complex situations and convey this to an audience with a broad range of understanding
  • Must present his or her self as a reflection of the company’s culture, skills and personality in both one-on-one and large group settings
  • Must handle highly confidential information with impeccable ethics and integrity

Responsibilities and Accountabilites

  • Analyze LYB’s financial, operating and sustainability performance and strategies to assist in the development and delivery of effective communications for the investment community that result in the fair valuation of the company’s equity and debt securities
  • Accelerate engagement with prospective ESG investors to drive increased investment
  • Deepen our engagement with ESG stewardship teams at existing investors to increase retention and broaden fund participation
  • Partner with LYB Sustainability group and advisors to assess investor-relevant information required to drive increased ESG investment and close actionable gaps in our disclosures
  • Assist in gathering and reporting the investment community’s perspective and input to executive management and the Supervisory Board
  • Assist in the development and delivery of quarterly earnings reporting, annual reports, sustainability reporting, SEC filings and other strategic communications
  • Comply with public disclosure obligations and all relevant securities laws, rules, and regulations
  • Assist in the education of prospective and existing shareholders and analysts to ensure appropriate valuation of the company and respond to their specific inquiries
  • Assist in elevating the performance and capabilities of the LYB investor relations team through the development of sustainable work processes
  • Accomplish work through strong relationships with an extended multi-functional team that contributes to IR efforts including individuals from Accounting, Communications, Financial Planning & Analysis and Legal.
  • Assist in providing counsel to executive management on competitive intelligence and company decisions that will potentially create or destroy value for shareholders



  • Minimum of a bachelor degree, typically in a chemical or financial discipline with an MBA preferred
  • 10 or more years of professional work experience in a combination of disciplines including petrochemical business, planning and financial analysis
  • Strong skills in business modeling and analysis with high proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.  Agility in working independently with diverse and evolving software applications including SAP and online databases.
  • High fluency with verbal and written English; fluency in an additional European language desired.
  • Up to 10% travel required, including international.  Passport required.
  • Licenses and certifications: None required

Core Competencies

Business acumen – Ability to understand key drivers of chemical and petrochemical businesses within LYB and adjacent areas. Provide views on possible scenarios of company profitability and sensitivity to macro factors.

Financial acumen – Strong comprehension of corporate finance and good familiarity with corporate accounting. Understanding main drivers of general stock market, company stock price and valuation, driven by both internal and external factors

Interpersonal Skills – Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad and diverse range of customers (in this case, institutional investors and LYB finance and business counterparts).

Presentation skills – Ability to develop and articulate key investment messages on company results and strategy; host investor meetings and company presentations

Leadership – Ability to work with a broad range of functional and business teams to gather and analyse data; ability to independently lead projects to completion

Communication skills – Ability to synthesise complex, sometimes conflicting and incomplete data to develop useful conclusions for investment discussions and decisions

Additional Information and Benefits

  • Location: London
  • Competitive Salary
  • Short Term Incentive Bonus 20%
  • Holiday 25 Days Plus Bank Holidays, increasing with years of Service.
  • Enhanced Company Sickness Policy
  • Enhanced Family & Friendly Policy 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Health Cash Plan 
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Double Match Pension Scheme up to 10%
  • Life Insurance
  • Income Protection Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Car Policy


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Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

We are LyondellBasell – 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.