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Category Manager

Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  75419
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Mechanical Equipment & PVF NAM
Division:  Global Business Services

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

  • Develops, deploys and manages the procurement strategies for commodities and services required to support company operations.  These commodities and services are less complex, narrower in focus and tend to be more transparent markets than those led by the Sr. Category Manager. 
  • 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 Pumps, Mechanical Seals, Compressors, Turbomachinery, 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 segments, commodities and/or categories assigned; providing knowledge and expertise within this area. 
  • Develops and implements supplier continuous improvement initiatives. 

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering required
  • 10+ years related experience required with 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

  • Master’s degree preferred (or recognized equivalent). 
  • 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.
  • 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 rotating equipment such as pumps/compressors and other related technical materials supplies strongly preferred.

Competencies

Builds effective teams
Collaborates
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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