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Senior Communication Advisor Sustainability


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  80232
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Executive and Corporate Communications
Division:  Legal & Public Affairs


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 sustainability communication advisor is responsible for developing and leading the corporate sustainability communications strategy and ensuring consistency of messaging and alignment across the enterprise. They are the central point of contact for the Sustainability and Public Affairs teams, and serve as the subject matter expert for all sustainability communications.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Key contact client manager for the sustainability team
  • Subject matter expert for sustainability communications within corporate communications
  • Primary executive support for SVP, Sustainability speaking engagements
  • Develops and leads the internal and external sustainability corporate communication strategy 
  • Creates the editorial strategy and digital sustainability content for Elements,, social media and LYB content hub
  • Regularly trains and informs the Public Affairs team about new verbiage/visuals to ensure consistency of messaging
  • Creates and maintains key corporate sustainability resources, such as, but not limited to key message documents, corporate sustainability power point presentations, and training materials.
  • Communicates proactively with public affairs, sustainability, and business colleagues on upcoming communications to ensure awareness and alignment among all stakeholders
  • Leads the development of the sustainability report wrapper and rollout of communications on an annual basis
  • Represents the company in sustainability-focused communication work groups (ie. Alliance to End Plastic Waste and WEF) 
  • Reviews sustainability-related documents and language from other functional areas where applicable (external, marketing communications, internal) for accuracy and consistency
  • Works in partnership with Public Affairs leadership to identify and assign communication colleagues to lead and execute specific projects when not clearly defined

This is who you are


  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, both oral and written 
  • Must demonstrate the ability to be detail-oriented and set priorities to meet deadlines
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent collaboration and listening skills and the ability to impact and influence across multiple stakeholder groups
  • Ability to work independently with guidance only in the most complex situations
  • Capable of identifying energy industry issues and external stakeholder perspectives, and implementing key strategies to alleviate potential reputational risks for the company
  • Ability to think strategically, adapt to a rapidly changing environment, and improve efficiency
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, including ability to engender trust, respect and confidence 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and manage sensitive materials 
  • Exceptional judgement; ability to think strategically and tactically under pressure, constantly adjusting priorities as circumstances change 
  • Sets stretch targets for self to ensure high quality performance 
  • Knowledge of the field of sustainability is preferred

This is what you bring


  • A bachelor’s degree is required in journalism, communications or public relations or related field
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years’ experience in communications, sustainability or other related field with prior knowledge and understanding of sustainability communications
  • Excellent English language skills


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.


Interested ?


Please feel free to connect with Ton Brands, Lead Corporate recruiter ton.brands @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button


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


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.




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