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Category Manager-Technical Services

Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  72705
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  NA - Technical Materials
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 required to support company operations within the technical services category 
  • Creates strategies that integrate internal technical requirement and utilizes multiple strategic levers to optimize value including challenging the technical status quo. 
  • Promotes excellent working relationships with Engineering/Manufacturing/Operations/Site & Major Capital Procurement organizations in the development and execution of sourcing strategies and digitization projects.
  • May involve negotiating multi-year/multi-million-dollar expenditures and putting in place national and international agreements. 
  • Utilizes comprehensive and systematic market analysis for the materials/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
  • Technical Services commodities/segments to include under this role: Mechanical, EIA,  Scaffolding / Insulation / Painting, Waste Management, Turnarounds, Civil, Engineering Services, etc.
  • Ensures strategic sourcing is performed following the 7-steps strategic sourcing methodology and 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • 8+ years related experience required with a degree (12+ years in lieu of a degree)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree preferred (or recognized equivalent). 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. 
  • 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.
  • Experience in implementing digital solutions as value enabler in a commercial setting 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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