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Subsidy Manager (m/f/d) Europe


Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  85328
Facility:  Wesseling-501
Department:  Global Projects Subsidy
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE

Are you experienced in the field of European funding and would like to enhance sustainability aspects? Welcome to LyondellBasell!


For our Global Projects Subsidy Team in Germany or in the Netherlands we are looking for a


Subsidy Manager (m/f/d) Europe


This position is responsible for 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. 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.


Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Analyse the market to identify subsidy opportunities aligned to LYB identified priorities with respect to Net Zero and Circularity. This may include the identification of benefits and obligations, adherence to specific rules and internal procedures associated with the various funding sources.
  • Manage the European funding applications as well as the national funding initiatives in relation to the German projects.
  • Keep track of project submission timelines and deadlines and coordinate the process to meeting the delivery/submission dates.
  • Post application submittal, follow applications through approval, through execution of funds and ensure all requirements are met to sustain subsidies over time.
  • Develop, execute and assure compliant and audit-trail safe execution processes integrated within LYB’s systems and ensure compliance with requisite funding authorities.
  • Support the portfolio of investments LYB is planning as part of our Sustainability Strategy in Germany.  
  • Alignment and close cooperation with multiple internal and external functions and stakeholders to ensure alignment and prioritization.
  • Day to day coordination and management of the supporting consultant resources.
  • Support in negotiations of (future) grant agreements.


Required Areas of Expertise

  • 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.  
  • Requires broad understanding and connections to multiple functional groups.
  • Demonstrated success with EU and/or national funding programs with past experience.
  • Demonstrated competency to lead and manage complex cross-functional initiatives.  
  • 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).  
  • Strong financial competence and business development experience is preferred.
  • Experience developing and documenting processes are strongly preferred.



Qualifications & Requirements

  • University or college degree in political science, public policy, business management, economics or science (Engineering or Chemistry in particular).
  • Advanced degree in business, law or public policy would be a plus.
  • At least 10 years of experience in chemical industry.
  • Some years of experience with EU, ideally in German environment and/or national funding programs is needed.
  • Experience working in an international company or trade association.
  • Fluent in German and English (written and verbal), French is a plus.



What makes us attractive – your perspectives?

  • Attractive compensation package with a thirteenth monthly salary
  • Global bonus program
  • Flexible working scheme and mobile working
  • 30 days vacation and other leisure time options
  • Company pension scheme
  • Additional Care Insurance (CareFlex)
  • Urban Sports Club Membership
  • Interesting learn & career opportunities
  • Employee discounts


Interested ?


Register your CV and apply via our online portal by clicking on the “apply” button. Please feel free to contact our Talent Acquisition Team  at for more details.


We are LyondellBasell (LYB) – 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 champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  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.


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