New Business Development Manager

About the role

Location: Belgium - Mechelen

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.

As a New Business Development Manager, you are responsible for the discovery of new business opportunities in the world of Hydrocarbons. Your commercial talent will be a great asset in scanning and developing new markets. Innovation and inquisitiveness are key aspects of this position. You will continuously improve our business and play an important role in shaping the future of the Hydrocarbons unit and of Borealis. 
In your role you will: 


  • You create a clear overview done by SWOT and techno-economic analysis of possible routes in sustainable hydrocarbons 
  • You develop a conclusion and recommendation on the way forward for Borealis regarding sustainable hydrocarbons products
  • You investigate market frameworks, stakeholders and industry interdependencies for the new opportunity and create clear overview and knowledge base. 
  • You establish a strong network to get deep insight into the area and identify the key-win battles 
  • You are capable to investigate commercial and technical needs and size potential opportunity in depth – volume, value and differentiation potential.
  • You create profitable, sustainable business proposals starting from collection or generation of concepts and knowledge.
  • You develop, set up and lead project teams maturing development ideas into concrete opportunities.
  • You prepare, evaluate and negotiate commercial agreements linked to business opportunities. 

About you

To start your journey as a New Business Development Manager within Borealis, you are in need of a Masters degree from an acknowledged university, MBA or equivalent by experience. Furthermore you have a technical understanding of processes and technologies in the refinery-cracker-polyolefins value chain. In addition, we expect at least 10 years of relevant working experience in the area of refinery, cracker, hydrocarbons and/ or derivatives. We appreciate a minimum of 3 years of experience in a concept & strategy development role in the chemicals area. Experience in the field of sustainability and a heart for a greener planet are also great assets. 

Apart from your technical knowledge, you also have a good dose of commercial flair, combined with a sense for business and ethics. Your entrepreneurial mindset and self driven attitude make you push things forward. Team work is important to you as you will receive support from and give support to three other team members. Furthermore, we expect an open mind towards cultural differences. Mastery of English at a business level is a must. Expect substantial travel in- and outside of Europe at times.

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Maite Rosez (Randstad), Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). | |


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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