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Regional Sourcing Specialist


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  80301
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-130
Department:  CVO, CXO, HTC, LLO
Division:  Global Business Services


Basic Function

  • Supports category managers in the implementation of sourcing plans and tactics to effectively manage the assigned portfolio and associated activities.
  • Supports category managers by completing complex analysis for both internal requirements and external market analysis to support the sourcing process.
  • Seeks direction from the category manager or procurement manager when contract terms do not apply. 
  • Maximizes supplier performance.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensures accurate definition of requirements, negotiates local contracts, establishes and maintains an effective procurement system consistent with LYB control guidelines.
  • Analyzes bid responses to determine the most responsive and responsible bidder to optimize total cost of ownership for the internal client.
  • Executes procurement sourcing strategies in-line with overall functional and/or corporate objectives.
  • Analyzes spend/data/trends to identify and develop overall strategic sourcing initiatives which meet the needs of the customer and provides solutions/recommendations to the Category Manager based on research of institutional spend, end-user impact, feedback and marketplace analysis.
  • Works collaboratively with the Buyers in the implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Develops and composes bid specification in such a manner that internal customer needs are addressed.
  • Ability to decide if recurring purchases are appropriate for strategic sourcing agreement/initiatives.
  • Develops and maintains awareness of changing commodity-related business trends in the marketplace and the possible impact to the company.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required (or recognized equivalent).
  • 5+ years related experience required with a degree (10+ years in lieu of a degree)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is preferred.


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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