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Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  79032
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  NA Utilities/Ind. Gases & Fcil.
Division:  Global Business Services


Basic Function

  • Work in close collaboration with the Utilities Category Management Team, providing analytical support to access the value of utilities contracts and initiatives to meet the company’s sustainability and financial objectives.
  • Provide stakeholders, including senior management, with economic, market, and industry analysis to understand and improve Utilities performance.
  • Work with the category team to prepare recommendations and presentations related to commercial opportunities, strategic sourcing decisions, capital projects, revenue growth/cost reduction, and industry data compilation/interpretation/analysis.
  • Active participation in business process, information technology support, systems integration and implementation initiatives for the Procurement organization.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Analyzes complex data, identifies anomalies, and provides information in a user-friendly format.
  • Assures spend file accuracy, monitors metrics and supports efforts to capture the actual contract pricing information into analytical tools for reporting.
  • Communicates and enforces business rules through interaction with all levels of Procurement.
  • Contributes to compliance reporting to respond to Accounting, Internal and External Control audits.
  • Displays high proficiency in Enterprise system applications.  Applies analytical tools to anticipate and solve problems in a timely fashion.
  • Identifies and implements system and process improvements to optimize efficiency.
  • Provides training and guidance to Utilities staff regarding administration activities, including contract management and internal controls.
  • Assist in requirements gathering, business case development, and implementation of appropriate solutions.
  • Supports Category Managers during complex sourcing initiatives through data modeling and analysis, change management and new process execution.
  • Ensures high ethical and financial control compliance standards are met by the organization.
  • Provides performance analysis and benchmarking processes for energy-related costs in the business
  • Additional duties assigned as required

Min. Qualifications

  • BS or BA Undergraduate Degree required
  • Requires 6+ years of relevant experience 
  • Strong analytical, evaluation, and judgment skills – demonstrated ability to handle complex, and often ambiguous analytical and evaluation assignments, including development of economic and cost models
  • Thorough understanding of corporate finance, financial modeling and analytical tools (IRR, NPV, payback, EVA, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills consistent with a client group that includes Senior Managers & Executives
  • Advanced PC skills, including spreadsheets, database, graphics, statistical forecasting and modeling. Good information technology skills needed to access company data.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering Degree and MBA preferred
  • 3+ years in the refining, petrochemicals and/or polymers industry preferred


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

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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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