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Waste Plastics Sourcing Manager


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA Geleen, LI, NL, 6161 RE

Req ID:  85207
Facility:  Rotterdam-554, Geleen-6432
Department:  Business Development
Division:  Circular and Low Carbon Solutions

Are you looking for a role where you'll be responsible for securing targeted feedstock volumes for our recycling plants ? And do you have prior experience in wate management? 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 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 the Waste Plastics Sourcing Manager you will be responsible for securing targeted feedstock volumes for LYB recycling plants in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. You will act as an “Account Manager” towards existing, prospect and new feedstock suppliers which includes relationship-, contract-, claim-management and price negotiations. A deep understanding of the operational challenges of the recycling plants is needed which requires weekly physical presence in the plants and a close link to the local operational teams. 


Responsibilities & Accountabilities: 

  • Use and expand the existing network of potential feedstock suppliers to secure targeted input volumes for the LYB recycling plants in scope - this includes developing and testing of new feedstock flows in close cooperation with the plants.
  • Act as an “Account Manager” towards existing, prospect and new feedstock suppliers which includes relationship-, contract-, claim-management and price negotiations.
  • Finalization and execution of supply contracts: responsible for drafting supply contracts in alignment with LYB legal department and agreeing with the plants local finance team on feedstock price ranges for negotiation with suppliers.
  • Build and keep trustful long term relationships with key feedstock suppliers.
  • Keep good faith regular contacts with the suppliers to discuss quality/claims, volumes, prices, future plans etc.
  • Observe the EPR market in Europe and organize participation in their tenders where it seems appropriate.
  • Create a strong link with the LYB plants local operational teams and deeply understand their operational challenges – be present in the plants every week.
  • Daily alignment with the plants local supply chain and production team to secure optimized and efficient operations at the plant with respect to feedstock (appropriate input stock level, low feedstock quality fluctuation, etc.).
  • Cooperate strategically and operationally with LYB Joint Venture partners who are active in the same markets 
  • Apply deep knowledge about waste shipment regulations.
  • Apply and further extend technical knowhow about waste plastic sorting and recycling to be able to have qualified communication with suppliers about feedstock quality optimization.
  • Apply knowledge of waste plastics markets, municipal/private sorting  plants, waste management companies, EPR schemes, recyclers etc. to further develop and broaden the feedstock sourcing options for the LYB plants in scope and selected other LYB recycling projects.
  • Understand and further deepen knowhow about the link between recycling input waste and output sales applications and vice versa.

This is who you are

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

You have proven experience and demonstrated success in trading, sales, or purchasing positions, showcasing your ability to manage accounts effectively and drive business growth. Your commercial mindset allows you to structure and negotiate supply contracts effectively, and you have experience identifying and resolving issues with complex contracts. Your execution capabilities are a key strength.

Furthermore you have a history of developing collaborative, strategic relationships and building trust with senior stakeholders at suppliers. Your confident and persuasive communication skills, coupled with a strategic mindset, set you apart. You are adept at communicating effectively and succinctly with a diverse range of constituents, both written and verbally. This includes external parties as well as colleagues within the LYB organization.


Your project management skills have been honed and you can efficiently lead and manage projects to successful completion. You have strong analytical skills with a proficiency in complex business analysis, such as value proposition analysis. You can dissect complex data and derive meaningful insights to inform business decisions. And you are comfortable working across a matrix organization and have the ability to work with global business partners. You thrive in a complex, ambiguous start-up environment and can navigate it effectively. You are capable of working independently and cross-functionally to solve problems that involve a series of trade-offs. Your problem-solving skills enable you to find effective solutions to challenges.

This is what you bring

  • 4-year university degree (Bachelor's Degree)  - Technical Degree preferred
  • Advanced degree such as an MBA preferred 
  • Min. 4 years working experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Waste management, sorting and recycling of plastics sector
    • Trading of waste plastics
    • Purchasing of waste plastics or plastic recyclates
  • Willingness to travel (>50%) as required
  • Based close to the operational plants in scope (NL or GER/B nearby the NL)
  • Fluency in both English and German is required, speaking Dutch is an advantage

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 Leonie Mulder (Talent Acquisition Consultant) at leonie.mulder@ 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 consists 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.

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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