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Manager Major Accounts


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  76285
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  Major Accounts Management
Division:  Global I&D

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 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

This is the role

As a Major Account Manager you represent the lead commercial interface between LyondellBasell and some of its largest European customers. The portfolio represents yearly revenues of approximately 250 MMEUR. The main responsibility for this role is to drive the account strategy, manage and develop customer relationship in support of the business objectives, with responsibility for all commercial and operational activities with these major accounts. Your roles and responsibilities will be:

  • Leadership of the interface between LyondellBasell and its designated current and prospect accounts for the Intermediate & Derivatives products in Europe.
  • Development and management of extensive relationships with key managers and executives in all relevant parts of the account organization: In-depth knowledge and understanding of key account business, culture, strategies and associated market trends. Coordinate global account strategies and plans where required.
  • Working with business management and legal, define and align on major account contract terms and structures. Leadership of negotiation process and closure with customers. Ownership for the monthly contract price negotiation process.
  • Act as focal point for all assigned global key accounts, interacting with the commercial and marketing organization across all regions.
  • Development and management of deep and extensive relationships with key managers and executives in all relevant parts of the account organization: In-depth knowledge and understanding of key account business, culture, strategies and associated market trends.
  • Development of strategic account plans consistent with principal business targets, with clearly defined goals and objectives, and assignment of responsibility to meet them.
  • Lead negotiation of all sales and service agreements with assigned accounts. Responsible for providing market intelligence for region and segments, through ongoing monitoring and assessment of competitive activity and performance.
  • Responsible for supporting and guiding all sales related business functions such as logistics, customer service, credit, with regards to the requirements of the assigned customer portfolio in the region.

This is who you are

To be successful in the role of Manager Major Accounts you recognize yourself in the following profile:

  • Strong business acumen, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Result orientation and a drive to relentlessly grow the business
  • Highly articulate and credible sponsor to both external and internal audiences.
  • Able to combine the attributes of independent initiative with the ability to harness resources from across the organization in order to achieve timely implementation of objectives.
  • Able to operate effectively at senior level both internally and externally - externally it is essential to be able to develop a network of senior contacts accross his/her customer base.

This is what you bring

  • Technical or Business Master’s degree;
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in sales or related commercial functions in the chemical industry;
  • Living in Rotterdam area, or willing to relocate
  • Language skills required: Fluent English, German desirable.

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.


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The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two or three business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer.



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