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Business Process Lead


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  85523
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Systems & Business Processes
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE


Basic Function

Step into the pivotal role of HSE systems stewardship, where you’ll spearhead the harmonization of technology and safety, ensuring peak system performance and continuous enhancement. Collaborate with the global HSE team to streamline processes, augmenting HSE efficiency and compliance. Lead with vision, driving the adoption of HSE solutions through strategic change management, while meticulously documenting practices for organizational excellence. Engage deeply with diverse HSE domains, leveraging your expertise to foster system advancements and process innovation, all while nurturing a culture of safety and regulatory adherence. Welcome to LyondellBasell.

The primary responsibility of the function is to act as the business owner for HSE systems, driving consistent implementation, ensuring efficient and effective usage, and identifying improvement opportunities which help to improve overall HSE performance. This function owns the HSE Systems configuration, works with IT to improve or fix the solution to match the agreed business rules and preferred practices.

This function will coordinate with the global Corporate HSE team to design and develop processes and system enhancements to increase efficiencies within HSE and promote overall safety / regulatory compliance.

This role embraces and drives process thinking and mapping to make the HSE organization lean (no waste) and highly effective.

This role will need to have an in-depth understanding of the diverse HSE streams to assist with system and process development. These streams include Process Safety, Product Safety, Occupational Safety, Medical, Operational Excellence, Quality, Security and Risk Management.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Provide leadership and direction on daily activities to HSE systems team members
  • Facilitate agreement of changes/additions to the business rules and preferred practices of HSE system usage between all stakeholders, understanding the corporate requirements which require consistency and the possible level of flexibility
  • Define solutions, in cooperation with IT, which are optimal between costs, sustainability, and usability
  • Validate the proper functioning of the solution before implementation (piloting, develop test scripts, testing)
  • Lead HSE IT projects as needed
  • Document the business rules and preferred practices of HSE system usage and create training material
  • Drive the acceptance and good usage of the solution through appropriate change management (training, marketing, communication, …)
  • Gather data, analyze and report on HSE systems to identify trends and leading indicators which help to improve overall HSE performance
  • Keep in frequent contact with client base, understand defects and/or new requirements. Drive closure of defects and facilitate agreement on new requirements between the stakeholders

Min. Qualifications


  • Bachelors in chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical science, bioengineer, environmental science, or equivalent technical experience


  • Minimum 10 years specific functional experience
  • Six Sigma certification in Lean, green or black belt is an advantage

Critical Competencies/Behaviors

  • Advanced computer skills including spreadsheets, databases – experience with program implementation / support preferred
  • Strong analytical and evaluation skills
  • Self-directed
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Analytical and systemic thinking
  • Interpersonal capabilities to work effectively as a team member and to plan / coordinate / lead processes for results
  • Develops professionally - Seeks out opportunities to broaden their technical skills


  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong technical skills and business acumen
  • Self-motivated and achieves results



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


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.


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.

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