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Business Process Architect - S2P


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84937
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  S2P Business Process Americas
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

This position provides knowledge and support to LYBs’ Global End-To-End Source To Pay (STP) cycle to ensure we achieve business results through the application of continuous improvement, meaningful prioritization/utilization of global resources, and effective Project Management. This role is responsible for the coordination, monitoring, and prioritization of standardization and optimization initiatives within the S2P process, driving improvements in effectiveness, efficiency, and sustain results. 

The individual will be a key liaison between the other global business process owners, such as R2R and OTC, and their designated process architects to establish project prioritization.
The position will also be supporting for the overall S2C global process standardization, which will include planning, international and multi-process scoping, executing, monitoring, and properly closing standardization efforts.  He/she will lead team or several teams responsible for executing these initiatives. The position is reporting into the global process and system team of global procurement & utilities.
This role will deploy process-related standards, methods and technologies, together with governance rules for delivering change, and provide structure and expertise on how the Procurement organization conducts process improvement initiatives.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead the assessment and recommendations for process management and measurement technologies to the business process owners and supporting teams.
  • Develop and maintain plans, charters, and related presentations for transformation initiatives to ensure transparency of objectives and intended results.
  • Ensures that project status, issues and successes are communicated to project team.
  • Pro-actively engages present and future stakeholders in design, priority setting, and implementation.
  • Undertakes continual adjustments with stakeholders in a persuasive manner, to keep the project on course, by use of positive win/win negotiation.
  • Cost management: resource planning, cost estimation, budgeting and control activities.
  • Risk Management: risk planning, root cause analysis identification, mitigation, and remediation.
  • Prioritize Process Improvement opportunities for the S2P cycle as part of the Business Process Ownership Centre of Excellence.
  • Support the evolution of S2P process standardization and optimization within the organization.
  • Support the S2P Process Owner to implement and maintain process architecture including the structure and documentation of processes.
  • Lead lean performance review updates with leadership across the organization. Coordinate and integrate data and analyses for opportunity and performance review.
  • Involvement and support of the new LYB digitalization projects & strategy for process improvement of Global procurement & utilities (GPU) and/or Global business service unit (GBS)
  • Effectively negotiate and balance the continuous improvement needs across the S2P cycle.
  • Support implementation and maintenance of process governance structure including policies, roles & responsibilities.
  • Ensure ownership for responsibilities is clear and specific deliverables are thoroughly understood by stakeholders.
  • Assist the Business Process Owners and supporting teams with establishing rules.
  • Drive improved operational outcomes through the development and deployment of standard and automated processes.
  • Provide guidance to operations leaders globally; collaborate with international colleagues on best practices and work to ensure unified approaches to process excellence.



Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 8-15 years of experience in Procurement/ Supply Chain/ Manufacturing and strong evidence of process focus and change agent.
  • Collaborative mindset and patience are requirements.
  • Experience in driving process improvement for a large organization required.
  • Working knowledge of Business Process Management tools required.
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint.
  • Must operate with a high degree of integrity and will be expected to work on confidential projects.  
  • Comfort presenting in front of large groups and leading group problem solving.
  • Experience of working in different international geographical regions.
  • Able to multi task and meet aggressive deadlines. Able to work under pressure analytically and systematically.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential given diverse nature of operating landscape and cultural sensitivities.
  • Able to develop strategies for projects that have significant business impact.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Process Re-engineering, Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma experience preferred but not required
  • Experienced Business Process Management discipline, technologies, and/or methodologies preferred.
  • Deep understanding of the business, manufacturing and procurement source to pay processes within Chemical or Manufacturing Industry business model, highly desirable.
  • Experience in process design and implementation within SAP is strongly desired
  • Participation in the configuration, design and testing of SAP Application experience preferred.


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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


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.


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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.

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