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Want to be part of the team? Borealis is committed to making new discoveries – and that includes finding pioneering members to join our team.

Business Portfolio Manager (f/m)

  • Location: flexible
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 06/04/2018
  • Hours: Full-time

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Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of  polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and production locations, innovation centres and customer service centres across Europe and the Americas, Borealis currently employs around 6,600 and operates in over 120 countries.

Role purpose

As a Business Portfolio Manager in our organisation of Business Optimisation & Supply chain you develop, own and ensure implementation of the long term strategy of the area of technology.


  • You are responsible for defining the strategy including managing the CAPEX, identify, propose and manage “Profit Improvement Projects” for relevant plants, Identify new asset need and closure of existing assets
  • You define content and assumptions (commercial and operational) of business cases for all PO CAPEX projects
  • You are leading the definition of long term sourcing strategy and its implementation
  • You drive the technology related programs required to implementation of the strategy
  • You ensure benchmarking studies are translated into identification of improvement needs and specific targets for Operations and across the broader Polyolefin organisation
  • You challenge, stimulate idea generation, optimise and have veto right for the product portfolio additions

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • University degree or equivalent
  • 8+ years relevant working experience
  • Mastery of English at business level
  • Good understanding of value chain and Borealis’ possibilities to influence the value chain
  • Good overview of markets, products and plant technology
  • Excellent understanding of PO business dynamics


You show strong leadership skills to lead teams in a matrix organisation and you have the ability to combine technical, project, financial & market insights into concrete opportunities & options. You also have a strong analytical background, combined with sharp communication & influencing skills. You also show a broad business leadership, act strategic, use tactical planning, and show integration skills; by setting up the right people and project teams with the relevant skill sets to ensure competence development and knowledge transfer.

The location is flexible but will also include travelling.

If you are interested in this position and match our criteria, please apply online and include your CV and a cover letter.


ue to Austrian regulations, we are obligated to display the compensation package for our vacancies. Those packages are valid if the future role-holder will be located in Austria. We offer a compensation based on the collective labour agreement starting at EUR 89.760 annual gross salary. In addition, we offer role specific compensation, a yearly bonus and a voluntary company pension plan.

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+46 704 062 048
Sandra Gillberg