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DEI Manager

Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  74311
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Talent Development
Division:  Human Resources & Global Projects

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

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Manager will assist in leading the development and implementation of strategic diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in alignment with the Company’s strategic plans. He/she will collaborate with the DEI team to create a culture of belonging and trust globally across the Company. The DEI team is highly visible, with regular interaction with leaders and employees at all levels throughout the organization.

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Manager will report to the Associate Director DEI and will lead inclusion, resource group design and delivery. He/she will be responsible for Education and Training Delivery and will be the equity HR Interface with HR various teams. The DEI Manager will interface with multiple global client groups across the organization where he/she will partner with business leaders and HR to develop and implement DEI programs that successfully attract, retain, and develop a diverse workforce. 

Responsible for working across the organization’s various business units and communicating the organization’s DEI goals, in addition to identifying opportunities for DEI to be embedded in existing processes. The DEI Manager will partner with business leaders to change and adopt processes to incorporate a DEI lens. He/she will develop metrics and dashboards that measure and report progress in advancing DEI.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Reporting to DEI Associate Director, this role is responsible for supporting our DEI strategies of creating a diverse workforce, inclusive workforce, and for supporting the diverse experiences of current and future employees.
  • Across the enterprise, serve as an advisor, counsel, and confidante to leaders in multiple business functions and their respective organizations.
  • Serve as the equity HR interface HR teams.
  • He/she will primarily develop, coordinate, and implement DEI programs to support our strategic plan in partnership with HR, DEI Council, and other colleagues.
  • The role has several primary responsibilities: program management, DEI advisor, solution design and delivery, and facilitation.
  • Build and leverage internal relationships to achieve DEI goals to promote organization-wide awareness of our DEI plan and programs.
  • Partner closely with Talent Acquisition on inclusion strategy in attracting, sourcing, interviewing, and hiring diverse talent, across multiple business functions and geographies.
  • Partner with Learning to develop and implement inclusion learning programs for all levels of employees.
  • Interface closely with HR to focus on equity from a retention, flexibility, and ethics/employee relations perspective.
  • Serve as an advisor for employee resource groups and liaison for external DEI partners, including vendors and consultants. 
  • Partner with key stakeholders and centers of excellence within Human Resources to implement key priorities and further embed DEI in HR practices, processes and systems.
  • Assess the needs of the organization today and in the future to build DEI behaviors throughout the organization.
  • Facilitate, instruct, and/or lead DEI training and programs. 
  • Lead the execution of DEI events.


▪    Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in related field preferred.  Education within psychology, training, human resource management, operational excellence, or a related field would be preferred. 
▪    Ongoing education or certification within a DEI program preferred.
Other Requirements/Skills
▪    7+  years of relevant professional experience 
▪    DEI experience with ERGs, Diversity Champion or Diversity Lead is a plus
▪    Global program/project management and data analytics experience 
▪    Leading large complex change programs
▪    Excellent written and verbal communication skills to influence and effectively persuade stakeholders at all levels of the company 
▪    Demonstrated passion and personal commitment to DEI
▪    Strong facilitation skills 
▪    Experience in designing learning solutions and coaching others
▪    Demonstrated ability to operate broadly and at a high level, while maintaining appropriate attention to detail
▪    Previous HR experience leading or supporting talent management systems and processes  
▪    Excellent critical thinking skills (strategic, analytical and creative) 
▪    Ability to work independently and prioritize; solutions oriented 
▪    Availability for business travel as needed (10%) 
▪    High learning agility 
▪    Strong vendor management experience 
▪    Demonstration of leadership skills managing ambiguity and conflict resolution, demonstrating good judgement
▪    Process integration
▪    Strong business acumen
▪    Project management
▪    Strategic planning




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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