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Business Development Manager, Adv Recycling & Bio-Based Feed EMEIA


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  83941
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  Chemical Recycling
Division:  Circular and Low Carbon Solutions

Are you looking for a position where you'll be responsible for our p-oil and sustainable bio-feedstock sourcing development initiatives? And are you a strategic thinker with business development experience? Do you want to work in a leading  international company within its field, in an environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

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. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

In this role of Business Development Manager Advanced Reclycing & Bio-based Feedstocks EMEAI you'll manage the p-oil and sustainable bio-feedstock sourcing development initiatives for CirculenRenew and CirculenRevive and support the growth of EU Circular Product Solutions. You will identify, design and build partnerships with potential feedstock suppliers, gather market intelligence, maintain the supplier database of feedstock sources and update industry supply/demand balances as the recycling market evolves. The position works in the Advanced Recycling & Low Carbon Solutions team, closely cooperating with the EMEIA O&P organization, including the EMEIA Feedstock, Olefins & Optimization teams as well as the EMEIA Manufacturing and Supply Chain teams and the C&LC Mechanical Recycling & Feedstock regional team


Responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • External Development and Relationship Building
    • Maintain relationships with external parties (feedstock suppliers) and commitments in order to influence further progress and developments as needed.
    • Identify and evaluate potential 3rd party chemical recycling partnerships, liasing for support on technology assessment with Advanced Recycling 3rd party BD & Technology team 
    • Design scope and business model of 3rd party chemical recycling partnerships, negotiate and execute partnership agreements, with support from Advanced Recycling 3 rd party BD & Technology team and C&LC Finance & Strategy and Legal 
    • Negotiate supply agreements on pyrolysis oil and bio-feedstocks
    • Provide industry analysis and competitive intelligence in supporting and developing LyondellBasell positions in industry associations, as it relates to policy developments on sustainable feedstocks.
  • Internal Development 
    • Develop the value proposition and assess attractiveness for various feedstock supplies with support from olefins optimization for the various EMEIA Circular Economy Roadmap initiatives;
    • Manage the feedstock contracting strategy and execution (including specification approvals) with the olefins and feedstock team for the required pyrolysis oil and renewable feedstocks;
    • Coordinate the storage and delivery logistics with C&LC Planning & Operations 
    • Collaborate with the polymers team to meet incoming customers (brand owners, converters) CirculenRevive and CirculenRenew requests;
    • Align with EMEAI Recover team to ensure access to waste feedstocks for both chemical & mechanical recycling in EMEIA at optimal quality adjusted prices;

This is who you are

To be successful in this role you must recognize yourself in the following profile:

  • Strategic mindset coupled with execution & delivery skills 
  • Demonstrated capability to develop business partnerships & ventures 
  • Commercial and Negotiating Skills 
  • Plastic waste landscape and feedstocks,  Chemical recycling  
  • Knowledge of olefins feedstocks market dynamics and bio- / renewable feedstocks

This is what you bring

  • Min. Bachelor’s degree in business or technical field of study
    • Master's degree in Business preferred
  • Minimum 15 years of professional work experience in the petrochemical , waste management or  related industry
  • Strong English language skills, additional languages preferred

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


Please feel free to contact Manoe Koningstein at manoe.koningstein@ 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 two business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer. A background check will be part of the process.



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