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Digital Business Partner


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  81817
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  S&OP, Proc, SC, and Comm Excel Portfolio
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function

The Business Partner is a business and technology savvy leader working to shape and influence business value generation for Digital Transformation opportunities.  The 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.


The 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 Business Partner must also monitor customer satisfaction and facilitates improvement of the digital client experience on a continuous basis.  

Roles & Responsibilities

This position reports to the Digital Portfolio Manager (S&OP, Procurement, Supply Chain and Commercial Excellence) who is responsible for leading the 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.
  • Demonstrable leadership competencies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications 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 and experience in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Connected Worker / Mobility Enablement, Manufacturing Plant of the Future concepts and digital technology. 
  • Exposure to and experience in Advanced Analytics 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 position will be based out of Houston, Texas.




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


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. 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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