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HR Director, Corporate Functions


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  79285
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Corporate Functions
Division:  Human Resources & Global Projects


Basic Function


The purpose of the job is to oversee and deliver human resources services to the Company’s senior leaders, management team and employees in the business units and service groups under the incumbent’s responsibility. In addition, this job is responsible for delivering solutions to support effective workforce planning and modelling in the effective management of the company resources, including recruitment, promotion and transfer processes that meet both the short and long-term resourcing needs that support the Company’s strategic priorities. 


The incumbent will coach, consult and facilitate leadership and employees on successful human capital strategies, talent initiatives and business insights across the relevant business units. The incumbent will be responsible for a team of senior professional HR Business Partners.  

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Provide HR leadership, coaching and support to business units, supporting business partners to ensure delivery of consistent and reliable HR strategy in line with business demands and requirements
  • Drive HR strategy and support enterprise HR strategy, programs, policies for their business area and leadership team
  • Implement and coordinate talent strategy in partnership with stakeholders to cultivate diverse leadership talent. Design and implement human resources strategies designed to attract, develop, and retain high quality individuals to the company
  • Collaborate with the Talent Acquisition teams for effectively establishing the needs of the company in terms of resourcing and workforce planning to ensure that an awareness of the organization’s needs in these areas is maintained and that action can be planned to address these needs  
  • Pro-actively gather feedback and input from the designated clients on needs and effectiveness of plans in effect
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are up to date and free from all legality issues
  • Ensures consistency across the organization on implemented tools, processes and procedures by maintaining open communication with peers on HR leadership team
  • Manage relevant HR documentation and advice on required updates following changing business needs or regulation
  • Continuously review, analyze and recommend improvements related to effective programs for workforce retention, promotion and succession planning
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining budget and planning for team under own responsibility
  • Manage the annual performance cycle and merit process for own team
  • Project management for HR specific projects as they may come up at any time

Min. Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of 15 years of progressive, professional experience in human resources required
  • Experience in multinational and matrix-oriented organization strongly preferred, proven success and experience in working in different cultures
  • Several years of managerial experience, coaching and leading talent

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree, MBA, preferred
  • SHRM or other human resources certifications preferred



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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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

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