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Feedstock Procurement Manager


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  84764
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  Feedstocks Group
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins, Refining and Su

Are you an experienced oil industry expert, with knowledge of Naphtha and LPG markets? Are you attracted to work at one of the most advanced chemical production companies of the world? 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

As a Cracker Feedstock Procurement Manager you are responsible for supplying LyondellBasell’s European cracker(s) with feedstock. You also have a clear understanding of global feedstock market fundamentals, regional interactions, relationships with the futures markets, and cross product interdependencies.  Responsible for effective communication to senior management.  Understands enterprise future feedstock requirements including business scenarios which may lead to revisions, inventory requirements, impact on working capital, price trends and market shifts. Use this information to develop and execute long-term purchase and inventory strategies.


You will support to develop long- and medium-term strategies with business management to minimize feedstock cost and optimize feedslate for our steam crackers, identifying long and short-term market opportunities. As well as defining optimum structure (contract/spot) and manage the associated opportunities and risks. Besides you must be able to adjust strategies and tactics reflecting changing manufacturing and market condition.


You are part of a team of 10 commercial feedstock and energy colleagues. Working together with numerous  stakeholders, such as planning, technology, supply logistics, credit, finance, supply accounting, and cracker optimization in a dynamic real-time market environment. Work closely with Manufacturing organization to ensure optimal feeds at all times. You will report to the Director Feedstock & Energy O&P EU.



  • Responsible for and owner of spot and long-term contracts for feedstocks supplies, streams coming and going to adjacent refineries, as well as spot markets. 
  • Monitor performance and effectiveness of activities against targets and take action as required.
  • Ensuring sufficient feedstock at all times taking into account working capital requirements
  • Expand the supply portfolio by adding new sources, feedstock qualities and suppliers
  • Managing Feedstock quality claims
  • Develop and maintain strong supplier/ customer relationships and represent LyondellBasell in appropriate industry environments.
  • Drive profit generating projects for Capex investments and bring opportunities to Leadership team
  • Work closely together with back –offices in Rotterdam as well as on the cracker sites to drive for efficient and effective processes and to drive for alignment and standardization
  • Commercially responsible for feedstock storage- and throughput agreements. Ensure optimization of transportation fleet of feedstocks
  • Act as liaison with other business and manufacturing groups within LyondellBasell to ensure that company strategies and directives involving feedstocks are known and met. Works with Business, Optimization (within I&D and O&P), and Manufacturing to optimize contract portfolio. Communicate market trends to groups within LyondellBasell who need this information to optimize their performance.

This is who you are

You  possess excellent communication skills, on senior management as well as operational level, with manufacturing as well as business. With your strong analytical skills, you are able to make decisive market calls with significant P&L impact in complex, ambiguous feedstock spot and forward markets. One of your strengths is to quickly comprehend and act within a dynamic energy market, with volatile futures market, and changing forward markets.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering Required. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 10-15 years of experience preferred in petrochemical or oil and gas industry, with at least 5-10 years commercial experience;
  • Trading and risk management experience;
  • The ability to understand cracker technology and set up and impact of feedstocks on yields;
  • Fluency in English is a must and any other language is a plus.

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 feel free to contact Leonie Mulder @ 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.

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