Shell Business Development Manager in Rotterdam - Weena, Netherlands


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Business Development Manager

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Job Description:

If you can think both technically and commercially, this could be an ideal career shift, helping Shell Chemicals Europe to shape profitable new B2B propositions. You’ll relish working in a fun, fast-moving culture where there’s scope to think differently with the strength of Shell’s brand behind you.

Where you fit in

Shell Chemicals is one of the world’s leading chemicals suppliers. With a heritage of over 85 years and manufacturing facilities around the world, we supply petrochemicals to large industrial customers like LYB, Ineos, Covestro, Lanxess, BASF and many others. Our products are used to make many everyday items, from clothing and cars to detergents and bicycle helmets.

The EU Base Chemicals team works in a fast-changing European energy landscape, with a positive shared goal to leave an improved legacy: on our finances, our customers, our people – and on the wider world around us.

What’s the role?

EU Base Chemicals is already a major cash generator for Shell, continously looking to further grow the businses – and that’s where you come in. Your challenge will be to develop projects and identify commercial and operational growth opportunities at our production facilities and on the site/customer interfaces to help us cultivate healthy, long-term business.

Based in Rotterdam you’ll be travelling to Shell sites across the NL and Germany around 20% of your time. You’ll enjoy working closely with our commercial managers, manufacturing and technology colleagues and the base chemicals European strategy manager to understand, support and progress growing the short and long term profitability of our asset base. From there, we’ll trust you to bring projects to fruition (over a number of months), building and nurturing many vital relationships across the business, for example with supply, technology, manufacturing, trading and finance.

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Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.


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Work Location:

Rotterdam - Weena


What we need from you

We’re open minded about your background. This could be a great chance to make the move from a technical role to a more commercial one. You’ll either need a university degree (BSc or MSc) in a technical, engineering discipline or experience in manufacturing, technology or project roles. Ideally, your experience has given you insight into margin management and the B2B environment.

Independence and leadership are the main personal qualities we’re looking for. So, you’re comfortable initiating and driving projects that involve technical elements. You’ve shown you can deliver results using a proactive, creative approach, inspiring people to move to new ways of working. Naturally, you’re an instinctive relationship-builder too: someone who can engage successfully with stakeholders at all levels.

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Rotterdam - Weena