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 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.
The Product Application Development Manager is responsible for directing a technical team including engineers and researchers to deliver on business unit goals in the areas of product and process development. The position works closely with multiple internal and external stakeholder groups to execute business strategies, while also managing the communication between the multidisciplinary interfaces to ensure alignment and seamless coordination of interdependencies. Success in this role will mean driving cost discipline in optimization of existing technologies, while delivering new technologies aligned with market trends to build long term competitive advantage, industry leading EBITDA performance, and facilitating LyondellBasell’s leadership position in this industry.
Education:1. Degreed in Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related engineering degree, Doctorate preferred.
Work Experience: 1. Preference is a minimum of 10 years in product development of functional additive, black and white masterbatches targeting consumer and industrial markets.2. Applications experience or high competency in blown and cast film, extrusion coating and lamination, adhesive lamination, orientation processes (tenter frame, double bubble, and machine direction orientation), fiber, and printing is preferred.3. Knowledgeable of film structure design and functional requirements for packaging applications.
Functional Competencies:1. Knowledge and practical experience of the properties, characteristics and processing behavior of polymeric materials, additives, functional modifiers, and the formulation of masterbatches.2. Knowledge and practical experience in material and film characterization, testing, and data interpretation3. Knowledge and practical experience in fiber, film, sheet & profile extrusion, injection molding, and blow molding4. Competent in project management, application of statistical experimental methodology, process improvement techniques, and fundamental business operational practices.5. Knowledge and practical experience in consumer and industrial applications utilizing masterbatches6. Strong leadership, communication, situational management, managerial agility, systemic thinking and planning skills7. Strong influencing skills, managerial courage and a broad perspective
Skills:1. Proficient IT skills, including e-mail, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Sharepoint, Teams, Minitab or similar, and information technology systems.2. Knowledge of Quality Management Systems for design and development and Regulatory Agency compliance requirements for consumer and industrial markets - IATF 16949, FDA, DMF, NSF
Languages:1. Must be fluent in oral and written communication of the English language. Spanish language is a plus.