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Director, Planning & Integration, NA Circular & Low Carbon Solutions


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  82220
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Circular and Low Carbon S&OP
Division:  Circular and Low Carbon Solutions


Basic Function

Responsible for the design, development, implementation and integration of the Circular & Low Carbon Supply Network in NA in terms of (i) Supply Chain processes: strategic multi-year planning, long term S&OP and short term demand and supply planning; transportation and storage specifically for waste (interfaced with Supply Chain EAI/US), (ii) Asset Integration (processes, choice and implementation of ERP systems), and (iii) strategic & tactical Value Optimization across the entire product portfolio of waste-intermediate products-finished products.

These responsibilities encompass the range of the to-be formed hybrid mozaique of Circular & Low Carbon assets, JV’s and interfaces with other business assets, as well as the interface to corporate disciplines such as Supply Chain and IT/SAP. In terms of the integration and modelling of acquired assets, embed the arms-length principles in the process and system integration. 

Develop and manage the US team of supply network managers and supply network planners to execute these responsibilities and interface with the diversity of internal stakeholders and external assets and JV’s. 

The NA Director Planning and Integration is accountable for their own region but at the same time for maximal uniformity across the regions apart from regional differences in the physical supply chain or legislation.

Roles & Responsibilities


Design, implement and manage the Circular & Low Carbon Solutions supply network:

  • Supply Network – design, build and plan:
    • Design and manage the overall network from waste, advanced sorting centers, MR plants, interface to O&P and APS, CR plants and output (via ISCC+ mechanism) to O&P/I&D or APS assets
    • Develop different models for JV’s (input or output planning), C&LC assets (full planning) and O&P/APS/I&D assets (interface to their planning)
    • Design, develop and implement Strategic multi year planning, S&OP, Demand planning, Supply planning and Production scheduling (at plant level, interfacing to the O&P/APS order-to-cash process)
  • Supply Chain Management – storage and warehousing
    • Specifically for waste, taking into account national or regional (evolving) legislation; specifically for EU and NA
    • Interface with Supply Chain EAI and Supply Chain NA for sourcing and contracting
    • Liaise with Product Stewardship for waste regulation
    • Liaise with local sites for local storage
  • Asset process and system integration
    • For the US Director Planning and integration, uniform the processes and systems, possibly adapted to regional specifics in terms of the physical supply chain, legislation.
    • Define and implement the ERP (SAP) strategy for C&LC: circular (QCP) SAP system versus LYB 
    • Drive the integration of supply chain processes and systems for the US Supply Network
    • Define, design and implement the supply chain and product quality (ERP registration) processes of JV’s (interfacing) and C&LC assets: which processes to implement locally, centrally; how to implement these in legacy system or SAP
    • Take into account the diversity and (non) existence of processes at JV’s or acquired assets, and match these processes to feed the interface to either C&LC processes or O&P/APS order-to-cash process
    • Build the overall C&LC network in SAP. Define (any) tools to manage the S&OP
    • Liaise with Finance for all these aspects, as the C&LC financial and supply chain processes need to take place in 1 SAP system
  • Asset Model
    • Tune the supply chain processes and system to the arm’s length governance model for own assets (most extensive) and JV’s for: procure to pay, production, order-to-cash (interface with O&P/APS), quality management (registration)
    • Liaise with other disciplines for above set-up
      • SAP/IT for local SAP/IT requirements
      • Supply Chain
    • Specifically, for acquired (SME) assets, design and develop different levels of integration compliant with the overall chosen structure.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Value Optimization
    • Strategic & tactical value Optimization: define and implement model to maximize overall value from C&LC products across the different LYB channels (O&P, APS, I&D)
    • Span of control of optimization: entire value chain of incoming waste over intermediate products (output advanced sorting centers) further to:
      • MR: flakes or pellets, finished products directly to customers, in-line compounds by O&P assets, compounds by APS
      • CR: mass balance of pyroil, via optimization of ISCC+ value towards O&P, I&D or APS
    • Liaise with Finance to set up overall margin model
    • Liaise with Marketing / Commercial for potential value 
  • ISCC+
    • Supervise the organisation, planning process and system implementation
      • Roles and processes in line with C&LC planning processes and globally uniform
      • Overall mass balance and administrative process and system
  • Team management
    • Develop and manage the US team of supply network managers and operational team members to execute these responsibilities, and interface with the diversity of internal stakeholders and external assets and JV’s




  • Master's degree in business, Economics, Engineering or Sciences preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in similar environments with proven ability to perform at Master’s level
  • MBA, APICS or other additional certifications in related areas of expertise are a plus
  • 15+ years of experience in Business, Supply Chain, Manufacturing or Engineering
  • Management roles in multinational corporations or in Start-up/scale-up/SME’s
  • Experience in the set-up of new (supply chain) processes and systems, preferably SAP
  • Polyolefin’s or circular business experience
  • Computer literacy, incl MS Office, SAP and/or Power BI and Business Warehouse
  • overall design and management of supply chain processes and systems in multinationals
  • Entrepreneurship and ability to understand and integrate supply chain processes both from a multinational as from an SME point of view
  • People management at operational and management level
  • Combination of drive, belief (in circularity) and perseverance to achieve the strategic role, either in a start-up or a completely new business environment
  • Flexibility to differentiate approach and assume different roles in a turbulent and fastly changing environment




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