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Category Manager

Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  72386
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Electrical, Instrumentation & Automation
Division:  Global Business Services

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.

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
  • Commodities to include Electrical, Automation and Instrumentation and other related technical materials supplies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recognized as a leader and an expert in using Ariba, SAP and other strategic contract and sourcing tools; segments; commodities and/or categories assigned; providing knowledge and expertise within this area.    
Min. Qualifications
  • 8+ years related progressive growth in procurement experience required with a degree (12+ years in lieu of a degree);
  • Proven ability to set and meet tight timelines of execution, appropriately influencing positive action by “non-reporting” cross functional teammates is a must.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree engineering preferred (or recognized SCM or  business equivalent). Master’s degree preferred (or recognized equivalent).
  • 5+ years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management (especially technical equipment electrical, instrumentation and automation is preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience in positions mastering knowledge of business processes in a commercial environment preferred.
  • Experience in establishing commodity/segment strategies and management preferred.
  • Know how in SAP, Ariba, Project Management, Agile development processes, rapid pro-typing of ideas/systems, contract law, negotiations planning and execution, and other aspects of advanced supply chain management are preferred.
  • Plant level prior experience, graduating to corporate center wider regional/national impact desirable.
  • Experience in establishing commodity/segment strategies for electrical, instrumentation and automation and other related technical materials supplies strongly preferred.
Builds effective teams
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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