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Learning & Development Manager, Europe


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  78999
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Learning & Development
Division:  Human Resources & Global Projects


This is who we are


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.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

This is the role


The Learning & Development Manager partners with their regional business leaders, regional HR, and Global Talent/DEI colleagues to successfully lead and implement high impact programs to develop, engage, and retain our employees. This role will be an extension of the corporate Talent & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team and responsible for implementation and leadership of enterprise Talent, Learning, and DEI programs within the region. He/she will be responsible for the regional program management and deployment of enterprise training solutions along with develop and deliver high impact learning solutions to meet the local business needs. 


The Learning & Development Manager will report to the Associate Director, Learning & Organizational Development, with a matrix reporting to the Associate Director, Human Resources Netherlands and APS Manufacturing. The Learning & Development Manager will act as a learning consultant within the region to the business and HR to proactively identify learning needs and co-design learning solutions with vendors. This role will collaborate with the global Learning team in overseeing the education initiatives and leadership development programs within the region. They will interface with external vendor partners, HR business partners, client groups and business leaders. He/she will also collaborate with the DEI team to advance a culture of belonging and trust, along with deliver global DEI initiatives within region.


This role is responsible for executing strategic initiatives, which includes building awareness of offerings or programs, tailoring messages to the organization consistent with global communications, identifying creative ways to promote learning content and fostering a growth mindset and inclusive culture.  He/she will be responsible for monitoring and reporting learning utilization and effectiveness for regional programs.  In partnership with external vendor(s), the Learning & Development Manager will review end-of-training course evaluations, track trends & themes and make recommendations for improvement as appropriate.  

Roles & Responsibilities


•    Drive plans and solutions supporting the enterprise-wide Learning Strategy, Talent Development, and DEI Strategy across the region. 
•    Identify, design and implement programs to successfully engage, retain and develop a diverse workforce, aligned with the global strategy. 
•    Serve as a thought partner with HR and regional leaders to lead and support implementation of DEI initiatives within the region. 
•    Partner with local HR leadership on implementation of Talent development initiatives and talent review processes
•    Consult with regional business leaders to identify and assess learning needs. Partner on identifying best in class vendors, and provide learning expertise in co-designing high impact learning solutions to advance employee skills, competencies and capabilities. Program manage learning offerings. 
•    Collaborate with the LYB Learning Council to identify learning enhancements and understand business needs.  
•    Partner with Learning and DEI Team to identify training needs or activities to further embed inclusive behaviors learned from initial formal DEI training. Program manage sustained DEI learning for all employees in region. 
•    Certification in team effectiveness tools and resources. Partner with leaders to assess, identify and facilitate team effectiveness solutions. 
•    Partner with Learning team to curate employee driven learning pathways and content. Leverage key stakeholders and Communications to develop and deploy employee-driven learning pathways aligned with global strategy and initiatives. 
•    Collaborate and demonstrate influence with outside vendors to design learning offerings. Seek to maximize effectiveness and engagement in learning solutions.  Seek to optimize existing vendor partnerships.
•    Utilize the Learning Management System and other learning technologies in the delivery of learner-centric solutions, partnering closely with the Learning team.  
•    Design metrics assessing and continually monitoring local training offerings, ensuring sustainability and effectiveness. 
•    Identify best practices and innovations in learning. Drive continuous improvements to elevate learning solutions and promote learning as a part of talent development. 
•    Lead and/or partner with the Learning team in the discovery process and support of new teaching and learning platforms, content providers, tools and technologies. Maintain knowledge of new learning approaches, technology, and measurement tools through continuous research to ensure our solutions deliver innovation. 

This is what you bring


•    Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in learning specialties preferred.  
•    Advanced degree in related field preferred.  Education within psychology, training, human resource management, communications, operational excellence, organizational change management or a related field. 

Work Experience 
•    8+ years of progressive experience in program management. 

•    Previous HR experience leading or supporting learning systems and processes preferred.


•  English



Area of Expertise, Requirements


•    Confident, savvy, well prepared individual with the ability to adapt quickly and advance the goals for the organization across all levels. 
•    Collaborative facilitator, excellent relationship builder, demonstrates compassion and loyalty for his/her colleagues across all business functions and levels. 
•    Proven track record in managing vendors and optimizing those relationships. 
•    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Experience with corporate communications.   
•    Knowledge of instructional design theory and practical application.  
•    Experience with program evaluation and measurement. 
•    Experience working in a global organization, building and optimizing a variety of programs across diverse teams and cultures. Experience leading cross-functional projects and/or teams.  
•    Ability to think strategically while delivering practical large-scale projects. 
•    Effective at building relationships and establishing credibility with key stakeholders, listening to and gathering enterprise-wide feedback. Demonstrates compassion for colleagues across all business functions and levels. 
•    Ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively; self‐motivated and disciplined to meet deadlines in the context of competing priorities and projects. 
•    Highly creative and innovative; proven ability to conceptualize and communicate strategies, ideas and business solutions utilizing data and analysis tools. Ability to adapt quickly to changes in the environment to advance goals. 
•    Strong program and project management skills, and ability to operationalize and scale programs. 
•    Ability to motivate, influence and optimize senior leadership, stakeholders and peer groups. 
•    Ability to multi-task in fast-paced deadline-intensive environment; anticipate obstacles and plan contingencies.  
•    Knowledge of current learning systems, technologies, and assessment tools.  
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Power Point and Learning Management Systems. 
•    Some travel may be necessary. 


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.

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