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Global Program Lead Environmental Levies


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  86101
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  Processes and Compliance
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins, Refining and Su

Are you looking to make a significant impact on a global scale? Do you want to be at the forefront of embedding compliance and reporting excellence across our global footprint. Are you ready for a high-visibility role that involves engaging with diverse stakeholders and leading dynamic project teams. 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 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 unlock value for our customers, investors and society. 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.

This is the role

Many countries, in Europe, Americas and Asia are implementing or have already implemented a range of environmental levies aimed at supporting the realization of sustainability programs. Examples include EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) schemes, already in place in countries such as Spain, France and the Netherlands, PPT (Plastic Packaging Tax) regimes, active in the UK and Spain, and various forms of Carbon Taxes, including the so-called EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). 


As Global Program Lead Environmental Levies you will play a crucial role in driving the implementation of activities necessary for LYB to meet compliance and reporting obligations across various countries. This highly visible and impactful role requires engaging multiple stakeholders cross-functionally and leading dedicated project teams. The Program Lead will oversee the delivery of individual program initiatives and projects, focusing on designing and implementing processes, system and tools upgrades, and identifying resource requirements. Ensuring stakeholder alignment across multiple functions and reporting progress and issue resolutions to the SteerCo are key responsibilities. This role, within the Global SC organization, reports to the Director Global Master Data, Trade Compliance and Business Processes (BPSS).



  • Lead, cross-functionally, the effort to comply with the Environment Levies schemes in the applicable jurisdictions, establishing and managing the portfolio of projects needed to advance the overall compliance program
  • Define internal resource requirements, for both the overall program management and individual project initiatives; work with LYB functional leaders to staff individual initiative project teams and communicate responsibilities
  • Recommend hiring external 3rd party support as needed where internal resources and knowledge gaps exist, hindering the implementation of the required compliance activities
  • Organize status meetings and communicate frequent status updates to leadership including milestone tracking, issue escalation / and or resolution plans, and overall progress
  • Manage SteerCo schedule, communication, meeting content and action items
  • Coordinate LYB subject matter expert engagement as needed to ensure appropriate solutioning of initiatives

This is who you are

To be successful in this role you must recognize yourself in the following profile:
Success in this role demands experience and knowledge of key business processes and interdependencies, strong influencing and collaboration skills, the ability to think outside the box and deal with ambiguity, a pragmatic approach with a strong focus on outcomes, and excellent communication and project management skills.

This is what you bring

  • Leadership experience at a Sr. Manager level in a large, complex global organization with responsibilities for people, process, resources and results
  • Expertise in business processes, procurement, operations, or enterprise change management initiatives, with the ability to establish strong cross organizational credibility 
  • 20+ years in business with management or leadership experience in an international environment
  • Strong leadership, influencing and communication skills plus the ability to manage multiple diverse perspectives and drive stakeholder alignment 
  • Strong transformational mindset: Ability to drive progress against transformation initiatives in productive approach by balancing established business/functional needs with needed end to end process, technology and operating model changes
  • Experience in coordinating / collaborating with 3rd party partner to deliver effective, leading practice/industry solutions while balancing against specific LYB business needs 
  • Strong operational / tactical leadership skills with maturing strategic leadership
  • Proven excellence in project management skills as well as understanding how to implement solutions
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to influence people at all levels of the organization and build strong partnerships with other leaders
  • Ability to lead others, problem solve, and work autonomously to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Self-starter, comfortable dealing with ambiguity and displaying an innovative and change readiness spirit
  • Strong work ethic, resilient and ability to adjust approach to achieve desired outcome
  • Strong role model – passion for excellence; recognized as an impactful leader
  • Ability to drive improvements, results driven, and focused on achieving results
  • Proven record of successful implementation of complex solutions

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 our Senior Corporate Recruiter, Leonie Mulder at 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.


The recruitment process consists 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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