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HR Operational Excellence Specialist


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  81153
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  HR Operational Excellence
Division:  Operational Excellence and HSE


Basic Function

The Specialist, HR Operational Excellence is responsible for driving the consistent implementation and measurement of HR standards, processes, preferred practices and guidelines. This position will partner with HR Business Partners and Centers of Excellence to gather and analyze information, define and document business processes, and propose improvements needed to enable efficient operations. This role will support the implementation and development of a platform for knowledge sharing across HR.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Meet with various stakeholders to gather and analyze information about critical business processes
  • Support Global Process Owners in developing standards, processes, preferred practices, guidelines, etc.
  • In collaboration with Global Process Owners and impacted users, diagnose standardization level needed –ranging from policy to philosophy
  • Proactively engage and advise present and future stakeholders in design, priority setting, and implementation
  • Review, organize and manage process documents
  • Present information intuitively in the knowledge management platform
  • Conduct audits and assessments to ensure consistent application of the HR processes and to determine the effectiveness of the system in-place. Coordinate and integrate data and analyses for opportunity and performance review
  • Work closely with Global Process Owners to document clear business requirements to support improvement opportunities
  • Identify, document, and analyze business rules, regulations, guidance and policies that govern the implementation of business processes; ensure that proposed processes do not conflict with other processes across the function or organization
  • Support, develop or deliver communications related to implementation of new business processes
  • Support HR initiatives at the global level to meet established targets through continuous evaluation, qualityassurance and focused improvement efforts
  • Provide ongoing coaching and development to process owners and HR staff in consistent application of HR Operational Excellence


Area of Expertise

  • Knowledge of Operational Excellence, business processes, and regulatory requirements applicable to human resources
  • Ability to create and apply templates using various software tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint/Teams, and Visio
  • Established ability to professionally communicate, both written and verbally, with all levels of the organization in a global environment
  • Proven project management experience preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as function at a high level as a member of diverse project teams
  • Ability to facilitate process discussions, advise stakeholders, and consult for consensus on process improvements
  • Experience documenting processes and organizing information in a way that facilitates intuitive retrieval
  • Ability to apply strong planning and problem-solving skills to manage multiple work streams

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge and experience required
  • 10+ years of relevant experience and evidence of implementing process improvements in an organization with similar operational scale and geographic footprint
  • Deep understanding of the business processes within HR
  • Ability to lead technical discussions, challenge assumptions and gain consensus across diverse teams
  • Advanced skills in applications such as MS-Office, Visio and SharePoint/Teams
  • Participation in the configuration, design and testing of SAP/SF application experience preferred


LYB Benefits

LYB Benefits
We offer employees a competitive total compensation package, which includes base pay and variable incentive pay programs. This supports a pay-for-performance culture, recognizing both individual and company performance, as well as benefit programs that are highly attractive and competitive within the markets for which we compete for talent.

  • HYBRID Schedule - The Company’s Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match dollar for dollar up to 6%
  • Retirement (Pension) Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Choice of Preferred Provider or Consumer Driven Medical Plan including Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Educational Assistance after 12 months

Please note that your benefits may vary depending on your location.



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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. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. 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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