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Category Manager

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84892
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Turnarounds and Outages
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

LyondellBasell

Basic Function

  • Develops, deploys and manages the procurement strategies for commodities and services required to support company operations.
  • May involve multi-year/multi-million dollar expenditures negotiated and contracted utilizing national agreements by buyers. Utilizes comprehensive and systemic market analysis for the goods/services procured to drive lowest total cost and maximum value to the company.
  • Manages effective internal client and supplier relationships up to the senior level.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Executes strategic sourcing following the agreed processes and sourcing strategy methodology. Utilizes market analysis and contracting strategies for commodities. 
  • Promotes cross-functional teams in assessing risks and developing models associated with supply and technical compliance.
  • Ensures the deployment of strategic purchasing plans driven by customer requirements, manufacturing results and capabilities, distribution and logistics objectives and business economics.
  • Implements measurement systems that clearly indicate the performance level of the sourcing strategy and supplier effectiveness. Maintains focus on added value, lowest total “life cycle” cost and cost savings. Increased responsibility (complexity and value). 
  • Responsible for commodities under Technical Services which may include General Mechanical, Turnarounds, Equipment Rentals, Industrial Cleaning, SIPA, Engineering, Inspection, Lifting, or other related categories
  • Development of reporting personnel and peers through dialogs, skill gap analysis and training.
  • Promotes excellent working relationships with internal customers and other supporting organizations.
  • Maintains relationships with key business and manufacturing partners and key supplier contacts.
  • Ensures that business drivers, departmental goals and measures are aligned.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop less experienced Category Managers or Sourcing Specialists.
  • Recognized as a leader and an expert in segments, commodities and/or categories assigned; providing knowledge and expertise within this area.
  • Develops and implements supplier continuous improvement initiatives.

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Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required (or recognized equivalent). Master’s degree preferred (or recognized equivalent). 
  • 10+ years related experience required with a degree (15+ years in lieu of a degree); 
  • 3+ years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is preferred. 
  • 10+ years of experience in positions mastering knowledge of business processes in a commercial environment preferred.
  • Experience in establishing commodity/segment strategies and management preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Competencies

Builds effective teams
Collaborates
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 www.lyondellbasell.com 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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