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Digital Business Partner


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84521
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Manufacturing, Engr, and Proj Portfolio
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function


LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals, and refining companies in the world. Driven by Digital Portfolio 13,000 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, and improving the safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road. Our vision, mission, values, and leadership principles drive how we behave, how we interact, and how we will consistently deliver outstanding results.

We have an opening for a Digital Business Partner- (Manufacturing, Global Engineering, and Capital Projects)


The Digital Business Partner is a business and technology-savvy leader working to shape and influence business value generation for Digital Transformation opportunities.  The Digital Business Partner focuses on building strong working relationships with the functions in order to analyze current processes and tools for high value business opportunities. He or she anticipates business needs and proactively develops digital transformation opportunities for next-generation value generation. The position requires significant interaction with leaders in the company, strategic aptitude, with strong analytic skills, and ability to effectively communicate and facilitate decisions.

Roles & Responsibilities



The Digital Business Partner does this by working closely with:


  • Business, industry, and vendor visionaries and leaders to identify and evaluate value opportunities in the current landscape of processes and tools.
  • Digital leadership to promote and gain alignment for opportunities identified for value creation.
  • Project Manager resources to create project charters that have a contribution to larger business value case and subsequently help them resolve issues that escalate beyond the level of the project team.
  • Colleagues across the Global Business Services organization to support value creation opportunities from both the current landscape and also from the digital transformation vision and roadmap
  • The Digital Business Partner must also monitor customer satisfaction and facilitate involvement of the digital client experience on a continuous basis.  
  • This position reports to the Digital Portfolio Manager (Manufacturing, Global Engineering, and Capital Projects) who is responsible for leading the global digital portfolio strategies and objectives of that function.
  • This individual will partner with global cross-functional teams to develop and prioritize business segment roadmaps, short and long term project plans and identify technology trends.   The position interfaces frequently with business leadership, and will build and maintain relationships and interface regularly with strategic vendors at the executive level.


Specific areas of responsibility and influence include:


  • Maintain/develop an in-depth understanding of the business functions/processes/tools supported, be viewed by the business as an advocate for them within Digital Transformation and provide the voice of Digital Transformation back to the business when developing Digital Transformation roadmaps.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the key factors driving business decisions for business partners and develop digital transformation technology alternatives and recommendations based on those factors.
  • Works closely with business partners and value chain managers to explore value opportunities in existing business processes and deployed tools, analyze new opportunities and business readiness for digital technology improvements.
  • Stay current on the Digital Transformation “Future Back” strategy and in identifying and communicating business partner needs and implications of efforts to ensure that they are included in all relevant activities and communications of the strategy.
  • Stay current with digital technology and business trends and act as a consultant to both the business and Digital Transformation leadership by continuously scanning the current process and technology landscape for value opportunities, in addition to understanding the current and future technology trends.

Min. Qualifications



Baccalaureate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, and demonstrable digital transformation experience in chemical manufacturing, oil and gas, or digital transformation consulting experience.


Desired experience, skills, professional attributes, and qualities include the following:


  • Demonstrable leadership competencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to perform well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Aptitude to develop and maintain strong working relationships with Business Functions, Information Technology Resources, Consultants, Vendors, and Management.
  • Outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork and strong self-organization skills.
  • Exposure to the Chemical manufacturing industry is a differentiator.
  • Exposure to and experience in Digital transformation, Connected Worker / Mobility Enablement, Manufacturing Plant of the Future concepts, data historians and condition-based monitoring solutions, next-generation HS&E, and Blockchain technology. 
  • Exposure to and experience in Advanced Analytics (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) is a differentiator.
  • This position conducts business in more than 6 countries. Proficiency in language(s) such as German, Italian, or French is a differentiator. English is the corporate language. Domestic and international travel of about 15% is anticipated. The location will be in the US at any LYB location.





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


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


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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