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Marketing Manager Catalloy


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  79382
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  APS Marketing EUR
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain


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.


This is the role


The purpose of the job is to develop and implement market, product and pricing strategies which create market value and capture the maximum potential for the Catalloy business, where LYB has differentiated technology and commercial position. 


The incumbent’s responsibility includes structuring and driving market and product optimization initiatives in close collaboration with Asset Management & Planning, Sales, Finance, ADTS and other regional counterparts.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Develop and maintain detailed analysis of relevant and appropriately segmented markets, identifying key drivers, competitive dynamics and customer/product portfolios using established and new marketing excellence tools. Develop corresponding strategy for LYB to optimize value participation consistent with overall business strategy and asset capabilities in order to ensure clear and concise focus on key success factors in each market segment and initiatives required to create / capture optimal value.
  • Define corresponding market, product, customer and asset developments/actions required to implement strategy. Liaise with regional counterparts to maintain oversight of global market developments and value proposition cohesion across the regions.
  • Understand business performance vs. external/internal benchmarks and identify actions to close gaps as appropriate.
  • Develop detailed annual marketing plan addressing initiatives required in terms of marketing, products, customers, contract positioning, price positioning and asset capability in close collaboration with Asset Management, ADTS and Sales in order to ensure effective and rapid implementation of actions to maximize value from respective markets and LYB assets. 
  • Contribute to short term results and execution of marketing plan through development of price set strategies and oversight of short-term pricing guidelines and corresponding decision support, performance reporting, analysis of market and competitive trends and product and customer portfolio management. Develop and maintain appropriate analytical models to understand addressable markets and market trends. 
  • Active management of product portfolio together with Asset Management to ensure appropriate balance between innovative/differentiated products, balance asset complexity and appropriate value positioning to ensure coherent linkage between market needs and asset capabilities. 
  • Develop and communicate a value proposition for the business and the market sub-segments. Create and implement corresponding market communication strategy, together with Corporate Communications, including but not limited to meaningful ammunition packages, external webinars on new product/ application developments and thought leadership/innovation papers to reach out to a broad range of stakeholder communities, direct and indirect customers and brand owners. Manage trademark and branding related activities.
  • Structure innovation ideas into well-defined projects in close collaboration with ADTS and Asset Management. Optimize positioning of new innovations based on value in use.  
  • Prepare volume and margin calls for the monthly financial forecast. Report result performance and price compliance through adequate management tools, such as Sarbanes Oxley, mid-month report and financial summary.
  • Develop and prepare business plan and LRP data together with BDA and business Finance. Organize internal sales and business review meeting. Proactively co-develop with Sales appropriate channels to market, including evaluating and developing distributors as needed. Support Sales with increasing visibility of targeted growth products/platforms at multi-product customers.
  • Support customer account management and engage with OEM’s and brand owners and industry forums as appropriate. 
  • Accountability for settlement of customer claims in order to ensure minimization of cost of quality and appropriate customer satisfaction.

This is what you bring


  • University degree in Engineering or Business Administration. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Marketing, Sales/Business Development, ADTS or Asset Management position
  • Good technical understanding of polyolefins/compounds products and applications
  • Experience with relevant product development and application development desirable
  • Project exposure or project management experience
  • Sound technical and/ or commercial and/ or marketing experience
  • Fluency in English, written and oral, required.
  • In addition, knowledge of at least one regional language preferred.



  • Demonstrated ability in preparation of marketing plans from analysis through to implementation. 
  • Understanding of LyondellBasell’s core technologies, products and customer portfolio. 
  • Technology skills (production-plants, process, applications, products, asset footprint). 
  • Relevant industry know-how to manage business strategies successfully. 
  • Negotiations skills (preparation, strengths & weakness analyses, customer support).

Critical Competencies/Behaviors


  • Business Acumen : Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • Drive for Results : Steadfastly pushes self and others for results; works with passion and a sense of urgency; seeks opportunities to improve results and processes in a proactive manner; contributes to the goals and profitability of the company.
  • Strategic Agility : Sees ahead clearly; anticipates future consequences and trends accurately; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods, can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans
  • Customer Focus : Anticipates and acts with the customer in mind; is dedicated to meeting and/or exceeding the expectations and requirements of the customer to deliver exceptional value; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and continually seeks feedback and information to improve products and services.
  • Managing Vision and Purpose: Communicates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; talks beyond today; talks about possibilities; is optimistic; creates mileposts and symbols to rally support behind the vision; makes the vision sharable by everyone; can inspire and motivate entire units or organizations. 
  • Decision Quality : Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  • Organizational Agility : Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations.
  • Priority Setting : Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.
  • Building Effective Teams : Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

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.


Interested ?


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