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Sr. Manager, Strategic Business Development, Asia I&D

Company Name:  Lyon Greater China Trdng

Shanghai, CN HK, DUMMY

Req ID:  73888
Facility:  Shanghai Sales-428, Hong Kong-419
Department:  Asia Business Management
Division:  Global I&D

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 2020, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the third consecutive year.

Basic Function


This position leads strategic efforts within Global and Asia Intermediates & Derivatives Management to formulate and ultimately implement strategy for growing the Intermediates & Derivatives position in Asia in medium to long term. The incumbent will develop a thorough understanding of propylene oxide (PO), derivatives and co-products industry globally and with a focus in Asia, in investigating and formulating avenues for growth. Position will also be involved in management and strategic plans of current and future joint venture (JV) activities.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the Propylene Oxide and related polyurethane industry globally, with a focus on Asia.  This include technologies, demand drivers, competitive landscape,  and economics.  Help to lead in formation of global and Asia Intermediates & Derivatives Management strategy formulation to grow the Intermediates & Derivatives position in Asia, with impact on long-term business direction. 
  • Key member of Intermediates & Derivatives global team managing existing and future JV operations.  This includes all aspects of operation including SHE, reliability, cost control, logistics operations, and marketing. Work to resolve issues with partners and raise issues internally within LYB as required.
  • Identify, evaluate, engage, and form relationships with current and potential parties for implementation of the Intermediates & Derivatives global growth strategy and plan. Justify and recommend parties and opportunities to Intermediates & Derivatives senior management as well as the global Strategic Planning & Transactions organization.
  • Recommend specific opportunities to Management for approval to pursue
  • Position represents the global Intermediates & Derivatives organization in working with the SP&T in project development and venture establishment for opportunities. This may include compilation of feasibility study, environmental impact assessment study, negotiation and conclusion of MOU, JV Contract and associated agreements.    Could also include project proposal for approval by relevant government authorities in case of Wholly-owned venture.    
  • Participate and add value in the project management of the venture during its EPC, commissioning and commercial start-up.
  • Support, assist and coordinate with JV parties, relevant LYB functions, government authorities during the initial establishment phase of the venture company until its successful commercial starts up. 

Min. Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  

Work Experience:

  • Fifteen (15) years or more of chemical industry experience in Asia, including significant experience with China industry.  
  • Experience with strategy development and execution as well as with project management. 
  • In-depth knowledge on China.


  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Mandarin.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred. 
  • MBA preferred.
  • Previous experience and knowledge in a range of disciplines including managing a team, management of JV’s, sales, marketing, planning, business development, engineering and manufacturing preferred.  

Functional Competencies/ Skills

The ideal candidate will have all or most of the followings:

  • Business development and project management experience in chemical industries in Asia particularly in China, strong project execution capability and solid track record of negotiation experience in implementing JV, wholly-owned, and/or M&A activities of multinational chemical companies. 
  • Insight of chemical industry, its upstream feedstock supplies and issues, its downstream endues application and trends; strategic thinking and business acumen.
  • Strong conceptual ability and analytical skills, and demonstrated ability to complete complex project assignment and perform complex problem solving.
  • Strong planning, coordinating and leadership skills to anticipate business needs and lead and influence others in assignments which involve other business and functional units.
  • Proficient in business & financial analysis, financial modelling and project evaluation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of multiple business segments, including markets, commercial contract structure, raw materials, manufacturing, and supply chain.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for collaboration and influencing others in a global, multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment to deliver complex concepts, strong influencing power on people.



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