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Subsidy Manager, EU


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  85500
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Global Projects Subsidy
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE

Location: Rotterdam or Wesseling

This is LyondellBasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

As a Subsidy Manager EU your responsibility includes providing operational support of the subsidy/grant application process from initial identification of funding opportunities through proposal development/grant writing, submission and involvement in award negotiations through to execution, as well as ongoing management per requirements to ensure fully compliant and audit safe execution of value through obtained subsidies.  
You will have a strong understanding of the LyondellBasell manufacturing businesses and operational facilities as well as a thorough understanding of the company’s sustainability and circularity initiatives to be able to identify, obtain and administer potential funding sources.
In alignment with LYB Global Subsidy strategy and governance for capturing subsidies that will help our Sustainability goals, manage the ongoing subsidy plans and develop the future initiatives in Europe, especially in Germany and France. 
You will actively analyze the market to identify new opportunities, apply for subsidies, obtain approvals and manage the ongoing requirements to protect the achieved agreements with the authorities at EU, national or local level in relation to the German and French capex projects in the 5 year plan.

This who you are

To be successful in the position you need to have

  • Understanding of how to leverage the value of bilateral, regional, and multilateral government relations forums and platforms to advance the strategic direction of the company; 
  • Ability to identify and build strong working relationships with public officials and other key policy stakeholders in the region;
  • Proven track record in structured, process-driven work environment requirement high level of reliability and due diligence;
  • Prior project/program management experience (government funding and public-private partnerships); 
  • Shown ability to address then resolve issues by communicating difficult information tactfully and diplomatically is required;
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of the organization/management and influence decision-making across matrix organizations and outside is required;
  • Strong financial competence and business development experience is preferred;
  • Experience developing and documenting processes are strongly preferred;
  • Previous experience with subsidy/contract management of German and French  governments and/or EU programs is strongly preferred;
  • Must have strong listening and communication skills
  • Eager to learnPlease enter minimum qualifications here.

This is what you bring

  • Min Bachelor’s level education in political science, public policy, business management, economics or science (Engineering or Chemistry in particular). An advanced degree in business, law or public policy would be a plus;
  • 10+ years of experience in chemical industry minimum;
  • Some years of experience with EU, ideally in German environment, and/or French environment, and/or national funding programs is needed;
  • Experience working in an international company or trade association;
  • Demonstrated competency to lead and manage complex cross-functional initiatives;   
  • Certified Quality Engineer or Six Sigma Black Belt; 
  • Eligible to work in the EU;
  • Fluency in German, French and English is a must.

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 our Talent Acquisition Consultant at james.smeets @ for more details. 

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