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Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  80415
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  External & Community Relations EAI
Division:  Legal, Enterprise Risk Management and Re


This is Lyondellbasell


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.

This is the role


The Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications implements a full range of Corporate Communications strategies and tactics to ensure integration of company initiatives, including stakeholder engagement, media relations, social media, social investment and communications measurement. He/She will be responsible for supporting EAI-related M&A and divestment activities and associated strategic change management. In this role, this individual will provide strategic communications counsel to business leads. He/She will also lead the EAI Editorial Team and platform integration in EAI (e.g., Jetty and OneNote), as well as manage storytelling across Europe. This individual will provide project support, occasionally serving in a lead role. Additionally, he/she will provide issues and crisis support, as well as serving as the focal point for managing approvals for external presentations and content. 


This individual must operate with an enterprise view and assist in ensuring alignment which considers both the country or region-specific strategies. He/She will support the Europe team’s work in identifying and addressing emerging trends/issues to minimize potential reputational impacts. Additionally, this individual will work cohesively with the Government Relations team in support of stakeholder local and regional initiatives and activities.
He/She will be a trusted business partner for multiple internal clients, will have the ability to manage multiple projects, and must interact professionally and appropriately with Public Affairs counterparts, as well as executives and others inside and outside the Company.

This position will report to the Senior Manager, EAI External Affairs, Issues & Crisis Management and will be located in the LyondellBasell Rotterdam office.

These are your roles & responsibilities


In this position you will work on the following:


  • Collaborate with the Public Affairs Leadership Team to develop and execute communications plans and campaigns for a wide array of corporate activities
  • Lead a full range of Corporate Communications strategies and tactics with an enterprise view to ensure integration of company initiatives, including stakeholder engagement, media relations, employee communications, social media, social investment and communications measurement
  • Provide leadership counsel to ensure reputation management and leads stakeholder / client interactions and corporate citizenship activities
  • Lead strategic planning exercises to develop innovative ideas and concepts 
  • Utilize external analysis to strategically advise the business leads and executives in managing campaigns, issues, trends and topics. 
  • Lead and foster an environment for content creation and visual storytelling for LyondellBasell 
  • Drive the alignment and information sharing among the Public Affairs team about new messaging, resources, upcoming events/activities, etc. 
  • Project owner and/or lead, creating and executing campaigns and projects with skill and professionalism
  • Think several steps ahead and anticipates the needs of clients / stakeholders and management
  • Proactively facilitate Public Affairs collaboration and functional alignment 
  • Manage and develop communications resources and toolkits including but not limited to key message documents, power point presentations, and training materials
  • Use metrics to drive decision-making in support of continuous improvement
  • Represent the company with the utmost integrity and abides by the LyondellBasell Code of Conduct
  • Act as a company spokesperson and manage media / stakeholder interactions, as well as serve as an incident response communications focal point.
  • Develop, review and edit communications materials from other functional areas where applicable (e.g., external, marketing communications, internal) for accuracy and consistency
  • Cultivate and enhance solid client / stakeholder relationships, as well as develop and execute engagement plans and activities in support of the business objectives
  • Counsel and influence business leaders and/or senior management to increase engagement and / or company reputation 
  • Build consensus and secure buy-in/approval on communications approach 
  • Partner with in-house design team to execute creative concepts in alignment with overarching corporate messaging and brand standards


Of course you will perform additional duties as well, if and when required.


This is what you bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, public relations, or related field 
  • Minimum of 8 years of post-qualification experience in a communications-related field with strong writing, verbal and presentation skills. 
  • Prior corporate communications experience working across functional teams and with business leaders on complex projects.
  • Chemical industry or similar experience is preferred.
  • Experience in external communications, stakeholder engagement and issues management is preferred
  • Agency experience is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of AP style preferred.
  • English is required, additional languages including Dutch are a plus

This is who you are


You will thrive in this position if you bring the following:


  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills, both oral and written 
  • Proven self-starter with strong organizational and leadership skills delivering flawless execution while paying attention to detail and meeting tight deadlines
  • Drive resiliency and utilize influencing strategies to tackle opportunities and challenges 
  • Act as a liaison / facilitator to positively impact and influence across multiple stakeholder groups
  • Expert analytical skills, proven ability to lead in a rapidly changing environment
  • Engaged business partner with strong stakeholder / client engagement, media relations and reputation management capabilities
  • Drive execution in support of the company’s reputation plan, as well as individual business / client objectives
  • Stay abreast of industry issues / challenges and identify mitigation strategies to alleviate potential reputational risks for the company
  • Command of AP Style, while having strong and efficient writing competencies across digital and print platforms
  • Proven ability to multitask and deliver excellence under pressure
  • Experience supporting site leadership, business executives and/or C-suite
  • Demonstrates and applies emotional intelligence 
  • Models diversity, equity and inclusion behaviors, including engendering trust, respect and confidence 
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and manage sensitive materials 
  • Demonstrates exceptional judgement and works effectively under pressure, constantly adjusting priorities as circumstances change 
  • Sets stretch targets for self to ensure high quality performance

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.




Please feel free to contact Dennie Verberne at dennie.verberne @ 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 one or two business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer a background check will be part of the process.


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