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Manager Talent Acquisition


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  81627
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  HR North Europe & APS Manufacturing
Division:  People and Culture

Are you looking for a position where your main focus will be process improvement for Talent Acquisition (TA) and Recruitment? And are you experienced with project management in the field of Talent Acquisition? 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 newly created role at our European headquarters it will be your primary purpose to lead the Talent Acquisition team and implement process improvement across the function. You will drive forward the plan to deliver high caliber talent across LyondellBasell’s strategic business units, to support the growth and needs of the business. You will be responsible for implementing and developing strategies to support LyondellBasell to become an employer of choice, to select the best talent for LyondellBasell, and provide a sustainable talent pipeline.

Responsibilities & accountabilities: 

  • Provide leadership in achieving the TA Goals and Objectives, including all hiring activities for the Netherlands organization, which includes four plants and the Rotterdam HQ with all its functions. 
  • Manage the recruitment of executive level roles in their client groups and support regionally/globally as needed.
  • Provide guidance and support for activities while driving process and operational excellence within the region
  • Anticipate challenges and recommend innovative organizational solutions for complex, global and regional problems, such as, but not limited to:
    • Setting up and structure a continuous onboarding program for the new joiners, together with the Talent Development team
    • Develop, implement and lead a consistent traineeship/internship program.
  • Lead the -external- talent management and succession planning process for their team.
  • Deliver change management consultation with clients for various organizational design needs such as business growth goals, restructurings, etc.
  • Drive and manage workforce planning and headcount management to align strategies with business priorities.
  • Provide consultation and training on TA processes to include but not limited to interviewing, full-cycle recruitment, sourcing, onboarding, and hiring manager/HRBP relationships.
  • Consult with clients on internal movement decisions; transfers, promotions, job enhancements and ensures decisions are in line with talent and skill gaps, development plans and career pathing.
  • Partner with clients to effectively acquire all levels of talent and partner with key stakeholders to understand business strategy and needs, including emerging talent needs.
  • Prepare weekly recruiting activity report and distributes to all site leadership throughout The Netherlands with additional recruiting activity reports globally. 
  • Participate in key talent acquisition strategies to deliver exceptional outcomes including a candidate experience/candidate care program, global employer branding & Employee Value Proposition (EVP) and equity building, and employee referral program.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of Talent Acquisition policy, process and tools, and build line manager capability to make high quality, evidence based selection decisions.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Mentor, coach, and lead the Talent Acquisition team
  • Partner with key individuals across broader talent organization and other key stakeholders to improve pre-hire and post-hire onboarding experience.

This is who you are

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

  • Strong management skills including the ability to effectively consult, negotiate, resolve conflict and influence change.
  • Ability to lead or contribute to medium to large scale re-organizations, organization alignment,  and workforce planning efforts.
  • Ability to manage complex, cross-functional initiatives, processes, or projects.
  • Ability to lead a high-performance team that focuses on continuous improvement and results.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, presentation and critical thinking skills, including the ability to routinely interface at all levels of the organization quickly and interchangeably.

This is what you bring

  • Min. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required. 
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience within the areas of talent acquisition and people management. Must have experience working with top tier professional search firms.
  • Thorough and deep knowledge of the employee life cycle.
  • Experienced with working, consulting, and influencing high level leadership and management.
  • Experience working across an industrial/manufacturing client base influencing across, upward and downward.
  • Have a good understanding of employment laws and regulations relevant to the recruitment function(s).
  • Fluent in English, in addition to that fluency in Dutch is 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 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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