Chemicals and Refining Policy Manager in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

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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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Job Description:

Energy policy and thinking about circular economy is evolving rapidly, driven by regulations designed to reduce environmental and carbon impact, advances in technology, and customer needs. Alongside pressure to address the environmental and carbon impacts of chemicals and refining, new technologies and business models are emerging that may re-shape industrial systems over the coming decades. 
 
Policy & Advocacy is a small, diverse global team and works with a wide range of partner businesses and functions. Regulatory issues in Chemicals and Refining could shape Shells business environment for decades to come, with significant potential impact on our Downstream (DS) business. The role is global in nature and presents an exciting depth and breadth of challenges related to energy, climate change, and circular economy. The role can include on the same day strategy development, policy development, advocacy positioning, and third-party discussions. Special challenges include: Balancing the short-term and medium-term needs of diverse businesses; Complex and evolving external regulatory and technology environment; Communicating and resolving competing for internal priorities
 
Incumbents will need to be prepared to travel extensively and be available for virtual meetings that are scheduled in a variety of time zones.

The role has four main components

1) lead regulatory analysis of chemicals and manufacturing policy
2) support the development of Shell policy positions affecting the Chemicals and Refining businesses
3) Support local delivery of advocacy by business/Government Relations/External Relations staff for issues concerning stationary source CO2 emissions, circular economy, and related sustainability issues
4) Provide business-focused Policy & Advocacy (P&A) expertise to support the development of business objectives and associated strategies, working closely with regional DS P&A managers. 

Accountabilities

1. Serve as Shells leading subject matter expert in key global policy and advocacy issues relating to Chemicals and Manufacturing, especially concerning energy, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction, and circular economy 
2. Lead the development of global and regional policy for Chemicals and Manufacturing, consistent with DS business objectives and strategy, working closely with Government Relations (GR), External Relations (ER), Group Carbon, Product Stewardship and other functions as required. Use existing policy coordination processes to align with other Shell businesses as required. 
3. Support local delivery of advocacy by business/GR/ER staff
4. Demonstrate visible leadership by representing Shell externally on chemicals policy issues in one or more priority countries 
5. Support business leaders participation in key Chemicals industry trade associations and coalition activities. 
6. Provide high quality, incisive, and business-focused P&A expertise to senior leaders and decision review boards to facilitate effective decision-making, working seamlessly with Downstream businesses. 
7. Drive P&A awareness, understanding & competence across DS and Group (where applicable) 

Job Requirements:

Successful candidates should have demonstrated experience and analytical capability to

1. be a successful deep subject matter expert in regulation of stationary source GHG emissions and conversant in reputation issues impacting the Chemicals business. 
2. grow Shell expertise in regulations impacting circular economy
3. link policy analysis to business impact
4. work with internal and external stakeholders to develop aligned policy, and 
5. exert influence in trade associations and coalitions to align policy outcomes with Shells business needs and strategy. 

Background in both chemicals and refining is required. Exposure to regulatory approaches in different regions and cultures will be very helpful.

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