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Manager, U.S. Federal Government Relations



Req ID:  79837
Facility:  Govt Relations Dc-130
Department:  Federal Government Relations
Division:  Legal & Public Affairs


Basic Function

The position’s primary responsibility is to work with the Head of Federal Government Relations in developing and executing strategic plans to protect LyondellBasell’s interests in Washington, D.C.  The position will establish and maintain constructive working relationships in the U.S. Congress and select regulatory agencies, advocating company positions on important legislative, regulatory and policy issues.  Extensive communication and coordination with internal stakeholders and national trade associations will be essential to ensure internal and external alignment with LyondellBasell business objectives.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assume primary responsibility for a portfolio of federal legislative and regulatory issues of importance to LyondellBasell including tax, finance, trade, supply chain and foreign policy. 
  • Develop and execute advocacy plans for these issues, incorporating direct lobbying, coordinating with trade associations and employee grassroots campaigns.      
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with key Congressional offices, select regulatory agencies and other policy influencers.
  • Assist in development of ongoing issue advocacy prioritization and strategy.
  • Identify, track, analyze and internally communicate legislative and regulatory developments and emerging trends. 
  • Establish a network of LyondellBasell internal stakeholders, communicating regularly to ensure government relations alignment with company objectives.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to define potential impacts and develop company position papers and advocacy strategies.
  • Serve as LyondellBasell’s liaison with national trade associations and actively participate on their government relations and other relevant committees, helping to shape and lobby policy positions.
  • Achieve an understanding of LyondellBasell’s businesses, products and technologies in order to best represent the company’s interests at the federal level.
  • Assist in developing LyondellBasell’s federal PAC contributions plan and represent the PAC at Congressional fundraisers.
  • Initiate and organize visits by elected officials to LyondellBasell facilities.
  • Travel required to LyondellBasell facilities and trade association meetings.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree; preferably in Political Science, Chemistry or other related sciences.
  • Past experience working on tax and trade policy. 
  • Five (5) + years government or government relations experience preferably as a congressional staff member, trade association lobbyist or corporate lobbyist.
  • Must have existing relationships within a substantial number of Congressional offices and key committees.
  • Strong working knowledge of congressional legislative and committee processes.
  • Strong communications skills, both verbal and written.  
  • Ability to understand and clearly communicate complex messages.
  • Strong business acumen and ability to engage and influence senior level executives and high-level government officials. 
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.  
  • Highly motivated self-starter that excels when given opportunities to work more autonomously. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical background or exposure to chemical or energy-related industry.





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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. To learn more, click here.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


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


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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