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Director, DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84805
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Diversity Equity Inclusion
Division:  People and Culture


Basic Function

At LYB, we are committed to building a culture built on equity and inclusion for all our employees. DEI is an important corporate value and an important part of our business and people strategies.  To drive transformation, we are expanding our DEI team to include a Director to help deliver on our commitments and accelerate our progress.  


The Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will help lead implementation of strategic diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives in alignment with the Company’s strategic plans. The Director will report to the Chief DEI Officer and lead four DEI managers. He/she/they will partner with business leaders and P&C to develop and implement DEI programs that successfully attract, retain, and develop a diverse workforce. This person will help to provide thought leadership and partnership to infuse DEI practices into every aspect of the employee experience.


The DEI team is highly visible, with regular interaction with leaders and employees at all levels throughout the organization. This person must be a DEI professional who has a demonstrated experience of successfully leading large scale change in a multinational company. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Across the enterprise, serve as a senior advisor, counsel, and confidante to all leaders globally and their respective organizations. 
  • Design, develop and execute DEI strategy, initiatives, and processes to create a culture of belonging and trust globally. Develop and execute strategies to increase leader accountability and drive actions.
  • In conjunction with Talent and Learning, implement DEI Education Programs, to include development of custom content, engaging with internal partners and outside vendors to embed DEI in programs and advance capabilities of all employees.
  • Collaborate with outside vendors and/or internal stakeholders to design, refine, implement, and measure DEI progress using analytics, employee listening, and surveys. 
  • Effectively communicate the measurement & report progress in advancing DEI across the organization. Responsible for the development of annual external reporting for the function.  
  • Coordinate external DEI benchmarking efforts, incorporate best practices, and help to refine appropriate strategies and policies
  • Manages performance of team members to ensure delivery of DEI programs, processes and foster team member engagement, motivation, and development
  • Act as a strong voice for DEI and interface across P&C functional leads to consult and execute DEI strategy, programs, and improvements. Serve as a thought partner to lead and support implementation of DEI initiatives. 
  • Actively participate in and support the global DEI Council activities and its members.
  • Lead the communications strategy in partnership with communications team on effective DEI communication and branding. 
  • Support and help to improve the effectiveness of Employee Networks to promote inclusion across the Company. 

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in related field preferred.  Education within psychology, training, learning, human resource management, or a related field would be preferred. 
  • Ongoing education or certification within a DEI program preferred.
  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience. Previous supervisor experience desired. 
  • Proven experience in strategy, program execution and leading enterprise change in a multinational business.
  • Experience leading and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies required.
  • Specific experience with data analytics and measurement of success preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation/facilitation abilities required.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a cross-functional team environment, building effective relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to hear varying viewpoints, manage diverse stakeholders, and synthesize into priorities that will be most meaningful for employees and support business objectives.
  • Sound judgment, high integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Deliver results, strong ownership and accountability, large scale change leadership, Influence for impact, collaboration, relationship building, agility, and project management.




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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