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China IT Lead

Company Name:  LB Polyolefin Shanghai Co


Req ID:  72580
Facility:  Shanghai-484
Department:  Global Enterprise Architecture
Division:  Global Business Services

China IT Lead 

Basic Function

The China IT Lead will be the IT liaison to the business; responsible for end-to-end IT services within country.  This multi-disciplinary role requires both an in-depth understanding of the processes at the regional sites and a general understanding of the global Commercial, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, S&OP and corporate solutions with regards to internal LYB as well as Joint Ventures (JVs). The role will be required to build strong relationships and deliver valued services and solutions while balancing speed of delivery and stakeholder satisfaction.  Further, the role will understand the local demands and issues through co-location with business leaders; requiring broad technical, business analyst, and project management skills.  The role will be enabled and empowered to act quickly to solve problems and deliver value to the company.


Primary objective of the China IT Lead is to lead the implementation of the IT solutions and establish relationships with the JVs and businesses in China. This role will be a key advisor to local and global stakeholders, influencing their perceptions, preferences and direction; advising on IT solutions to bring “speed to value” to the business.

  • Relationship Management and Advocacy
  • Trusted advisor, builds key relationships at all levels within the support area (internal/external)
  • Translates and communicates tactical and strategic solutions
  • Advocate for the stakeholder's business challenges and goals, engaging early and proactively
  • Teamwork / Collaboration
  • Dotted line responsibility for the solution delivery teams
  • Collaborates locally and globally with stakeholders to drive LYB initiatives and supporting solution roadmaps
  • Works across IT delivery teams and industry experts to increase value of solutions
Roles (cont'd)
  • Facilitates user-focussed workshops and user interviews
  • Participates with cross-disciplinary teams to deliver value to stakeholders
  • Safety Mindset:  Fosters a culture of safety
  • Solution Development
  • Uncovers business needs and defines “art of the possible” technology solutions
  • Articulates business problems in organized, manageable, and structured components
  • Develops actionable insights leveraging user feedback and relevant metrics
  • Stays aligned with the global standards and processes
  • Technical Support
  • Drives the root cause for stakeholder issues and delivers fast resolution
  • Aware of the full technology stack for local systems and responsible global solutions
  • Provides local, multi-disciplinary support for global initiatives


  • Accountable for the success of the overall IT services and delivered value for China
  • Accountable for stakeholder satisfaction at the local sites and applicable global solutions
  • Accountable for the performance of the local site’s technology stack
  • Accountable for the collaborative relationship between country IT and central IT
  • Consult role for the local site to central IT for any global solutions at the site
Job Specification / Qualification


Must have experience and understanding in the following areas:

•             15 years of technical, business or management experience in increasingly responsible positions

•             5+ years experience in IT roles inside the chemicals / petrochemical manufacturing industry

•             Experience with KingDee and/or SAP

•             3+ years experience in digital / software projects using Agile / Lean techniques and methodologies

•             Experience providing troubleshooting and technical assistance for hardware and software

•             Experience applying business analysis techniques in projects

•             Academic background computer science, engineering, math, and statistics all highly regarded

•             Delivers with a tenacious, resilient, resourceful and collaborative approach

•             Engages with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and disciplines

•             Project management experience is a plus

Personal attributes


•             Excellent communication skills, ability and experience presenting technology to executive level staff – both oral and written

•             Able to lead a team and manage multiple projects concurrently

•             Ability to work well in a fast paced, constantly changing global environment

•             Strong operational/tactical leadership skills with maturing strategic leadership

•             Personal strength and maturity

•             Able to build strong partnerships with other leaders

•             Strong work ethic; driving and managing teamwork

•             Able to delegate work as necessary

•             Strong role model – passion for excellence; recognized as impactful leader

•             Ablity to lead through influence and partner with stakeholders at various levels of the organization.

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

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