Category Manager (m/f/d)


Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  82621
Facility:  Wesseling-501
Department:  EU Co-Cat, Technology & Packaging
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

Are you result oriented and willing to challenge the status quo? Welcome to LyondellBasell!


For our German site in Wesseling near Cologne / Rotterdam we are looking for a


Category Manager (m/f/d)



Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Executes strategic sourcing following the agreed processes and sourcing strategy methodology
  • Utilizes market analysis and contracting strategies for commodities
  • Promotes cross-functional teams in assessing risks and developing models associated with supply and technical compliance
  • Ensures the deployment of strategic purchasing plans driven by customer requirements, manufacturing results and capabilities, distribution and logistics objectives and business economics
  • Implements measurement systems that clearly indicate the performance level of the sourcing strategy and supplier effectiveness
  • Development of reporting personnel and peers through dialogs, skill gap analysis and training
  • Promotes excellent working relationships with internal customers and other supporting organizations
  • Maintains relationships with key business and manufacturing partners and key supplier contacts
  • Ensures that business drivers, departmental goals and measures are aligned
  • Recognized as a leader and an expert in segments, commodities and/or categories assigned; providing knowledge and expertise within this area
  • Develops and implements supplier continuous improvement initiatives




  • Master’s or bachelor's degree preferred (or recognized equivalent)
  • 8+ years related experience required with a degree
  • 3+ years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is preferred.
  • Experience in establishing commodity/ segment strategies and management preferred
  • Knowledge of Packaging Materials and current changes on the market related to sustainable Packaging
  • Fluency in english is required; fluency in german is desirable but not a must
  • Team player
  • Advanced negotiation skills



What makes us attractive – your perspectives?


We offer attractive salary package, company social benefits and mobile working.

We encourage decisions and reward results.

We believe in the power of many - with continuous improvement we build successful teams.

We want to appeal to everyone – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Interested ?


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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.