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Business Consultant II


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  81849
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Supply Chain Integration
Division:  Intermediates and Derivatives, Refining


Basic Function

Supply Chain is a customer-focused Center of Excellence providing industry-leading service while delivering differential value to the business, today and into the future.  We separate our Supply Chain functions into several areas; these include logistics, customer fulfillment, services, trade compliance, and support for business processes and systems. 

As a member of our dynamic Supply Chain team, you will play a critical role in helping us supply our products to a global customer base. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting one or more strategic facets within the Supply Chain Services organization, providing direction and leadership to high priority Supply Chain projects. During a typical day, you will primarily interact with mid to upper level management within Supply Chain to build value cases and lead execution for strategic initiatives.

This position reports to the Supply Chain Services Manager and is located at our North American Headquarters in Downtown Houston. The position offers a competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, generous benefits package, pension plan, parking subsidy and employee discounts.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with Supply Chain leadership to identify and implement process improvements and potential solutions 
  • Serve a team lead by teaching and growing capabilities within the team
  • Contribute independently with regards to process improvements and solutions, driving self and a team to results
  • Act as a main point of contact for Supply Chain leadership and business counterparts regarding Business Analytics initiatives  
  • Partner with senior management to identify, asses, and mitigate Supply Chain risks 
  • Proactively work with all parts of Supply Chain to identify areas for process improvement and potential solutions. Perform cost-benefit analysis on potential solutions, provide Business Justification, present results to Supply Chain Leadership
  • Demonstrate the ability to consult effectively with other internal functional areas and external consultancies to identify opportunities, frameworks and resources that maximize Supply Chain’s performance towards goals/objectives   
  • Act as an expert for analytical processes and strategies that span across all supported businesses.
  • Drive change management for process improvement solutions with Supply Chain, cross-functional departments, external partners.
  • Serve as the direct point of contact when cross-departmental initiatives require Supply Chain's input.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in assessing risks and developing alternate solutions 
  • Operate with a solution-oriented mindset with regard to process improvements; Lead change implementation for extended system improvements or other Supply Chain Services project. 
  • Model LyondellBasell core competencies with internal and external customers 
  • Provide guidance and support to the Business Analyst.
  • This role regularly participates in discussions that require a high level of confidentiality 

Min. Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years’ relevant, industry related experience. 
  • Must possess excellent communication, organization, and facilitation skills with a focus on results, customer service and change management.
  • The ideal candidate will possess excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively, with a high degree of confidentiality.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.  Will consider candidates with a High School Diploma that have at least 10 years’ relevant experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will be an advanced user in Excel; Advanced skills in BI preferred but not required.
  • Able to maintain professionalism and prioritize responsibilities in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstratable knowledge in Project Management.
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills centered on innovation and problem solving are key for this role. 
  • Comfortable manipulating and analyzing data, as well as making recommendations and decisions based on data.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and familiar with extended tools.
  • Experience with ERP software such as SAP is strongly desired.


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


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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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