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Assoc. HR Director, Commercial Americas

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  75239
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  HR Global APS
Division:  Human Resources & Global Projects

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 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

The commercial segments consist of Advanced Polymer Solutions (“APS”) & Global Supply Chain, Olefins & Polyolefins (“O&P”), and Intermediates & Derivatives (“I&D”) and Refining.  The Associate Human Resources Director, Commercial Americas leads the implementation of global initiatives of the businesses he/she they support through partnership and coordination with local human resources professional in four regions.  This is an outstanding career opportunity for the experienced HR professional who possesses a track record of success. The Associate HR Director manages a team of 2-3 human resources business partners who have responsibility for partnering with leaders and employees of the commercial businesses for the U.S./Canada region. This position, based in Houston, Texas, will partner with the leadership teams and provide leadership focusing on various Human Resources areas such as employee relations, talent development, talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, and general HR policies and procedures.  

Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•    Across the enterprise, serves as a senior advisor, counsel, and confidante to the leaders and their respective organizations. 
•    Ensures the establishment of sound management practices, aligned with HR policy procedure and practices, and consistent decision-making processes across the lines of business.
•    Leads and manages the regional Commercial HR team by providing day-to day guidance and development.
•    Shapes and drives strategic human resources activities to develop high-value capabilities across the business and geographies.
•    Works closely with the Sr. HR Director CHRO, US/CAN Region on key initiatives that will drive operational efficiency, improve overall quality and take cost out of the operations.
•    Leads a comprehensive talent management and leadership development strategy, including the identification of high potential talent and evaluation.  This includes identifying leadership gaps and devising appropriate development plans and succession.
•    Develops a strong recruiting and workforce planning strategy to stay ahead of attrition.  Understands the associated KPIs and remove barriers.
•    Provides HR support for the designated client groups to assist in the achievement of business goals and objectives, providing partnership with internal client leadership at all levels.
•    Actively participate in and leads cross-business, cross-geography, and/or company-wide HR work streams such as succession planning, talent reviews, change management, training and development, etc.
•    Partners with leaders in the development and implementation of organizational structure changes, including identifying impact and assisting in the communication as needed.
•    Proactively manages all employee relations issues and take appropriate action to mitigate risks.
•    In partnership with ER/LR, conducts investigations into complaints of violations of Code of Conduct and human resources policies, and provides written investigation reports to Legal and Compliance.
•    Participates on HR teams and special projects as requested.
 

Min. Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

•    Bachelor's degree with a preference in Business Administration or Human Resources Management. Graduate degree strongly preferred.
•    Must have solid HR fundamentals and broad-based experience in HR, with experience working on international HR issues.
•    Requires 15+ years of experience in Human Resources, with approximately five years leading Human Resources for a large, employee intensive business/division; ideally having experience with a globally dispersed workforce.
•     Comfort working and communicating with employees at all levels in geographically-dispersed business operations.
•    Must have solid HR fundamentals and broad-based experience in HR, including understanding of EEO laws and conflict resolution.
•    Highly developed influencing and communication skills, combined with the stature and experience to effectively represent the Company before a variety of audiences.
•    Have served as a confidante and partner to two or more senior line management executives across all facets of human capital and business strategy.  Must be willing to challenge points-of-view when appropriate, offering alternative constructive suggestions.
•    Possess functional expertise in talent management, organization design, change management, employee relations, recruiting and staffing, training, and leadership/management development, including succession planning.
•    Be familiar with HR best practices including change, motivation, and employee development.  He/she will have change management experience within a highly result-oriented environment.
•    Ensure operational excellence and have the analytical skills to effectively analyze data, draw appropriate conclusions, and provide useful and insightful recommendations.
•    Good judgment and deals with ambiguity well; can operate in an environment without a lot of structure.
•    Be knowledgeable of the cultural differences that exist across the world and how these might impact the development/executive of Human Resources strategies.
•    Highly collaborative orientation, with strong consultative, analytical and organizational skills.
•    Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.
•    Strategic thinker with the ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
•    Authentic individual with impeccable integrity and level of professionalism.
•    Ego-less style:  someone who puts the interests of the broader team and the company’s goals ahead of their own personal agenda.
•    Confident, savvy, well prepared individual with the ability to adapt quickly and advance the goals for the organization across all levels.
•    Collaborative facilitator, excellent relationship builder, demonstrates compassion and loyalty for his/her colleagues across all business functions and levels.

Competencies

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

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

 

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

 

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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