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Asset Manager - APS (Advanced Polymer Solutions)


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  79298
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  APS Supply & Asset Management EUR
Division:  Global APS


This is Lyondellbasell


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.

This is the role


The purpose of the job is to establish coherent asset/product strategy in accordance to the MBS business/marketing strategy in order to drive profitable growth and create differentiated products portfolio relative to competition in this division. The responsibility includes product stewardship, understanding and addressing gap closure versus external benchmarks, and working in close collaboration with manufacturing, planning & sourcing, supply chain, marketing, TS, corporate HSE and other functions. 

These are your roles & responsibilities


In this position you will be working on the following:


  • Evaluate plant performance versus external benchmarks and business needs. 
  • Develop, adapt and maintain appropriate asset strategy to close performance gaps, optimize the cost versus revenue balance and fit to business needs. 
  • Define corresponding initiatives and action plan to drive implementation, developed in close collaboration with marketing managers, manufacturing, planning and other functions as relevant and applicable.
  • Drive rapid implementation of gap closure measures and improvement action plan, interacting with Marketing, Manufacturing, Procurement, ADTS & Planning as appropriate
  • Develop and drive initiatives to maximize value from our assets.
  • Ensure plants are technically, logistically and capacity-wise aligned to business needs.
  • Organize structured Plant Liaison Meetings and facilitate the process of continuous improvement. 
  • Develop assets according to market requirements and business strategy including profit generation and continues improvement CapEx. 
  • Supports or manage specific product rationalization and cost reduction programs/projects as well as procurement driven cost reduction initiatives on raw materials. Optimize and rationalize commercial portfolio with special focus on unprofitable products in strategic alignment with marketing. Define assets related service level attributes including lead times, response time and similar.
  • Acts as central coordination point for product allocation crisis management in strategic alignment with marketing. 
  • Act as strategic coordinator of tooling, licensing and JV activities.
  • Contributes to the management of slow moving and non-prime stock.
  • Lead Product Stewardship activities to ensure external regulations, externally or corporate certified standards and business needs are fully met for relevant part of the product portfolio. Understand implications of upcoming changes in requirements and ensure timely response.
  • Assist in quality processes, such as audits, ISO-9001 certification, business/product stewardship procedures, customer quality audits together with Quality Focal Points and other stakeholders. 
  • Assess product quality risks and support investigation of off-grade productions, quality issues and claims in coordination with the plants. 
  • Lead the regular information exchange with Operations to monitor plant performance, address issues, co-ordinate improvement efforts and upcoming changes/ activities

This is what you bring


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, manufacturing or likewise is preferred. MBA is highly preferred.
  • Bringing 10 years of relevant manufacturing, R&D, ADTS or marketing experience
  • Knowledge and interest of LyondellBasell products, market applications and production technologies
  • High analytical skills to understand key drivers of plant performance and match with business needs
  • Demonstrated ability in preparation of improvement action plans from analysis through to implementation, results orientation, planning capability and organized project management structures
  • Capability to interact across and engage multiple different functions in driving forward for collective best results 
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English, one or more other European languages highly preferred


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

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.



Please feel free to contact Dennie Verberne at dennie.verberne @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

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


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