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North America Polymers Operations Planner


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  79773
Facility:  One Houston Center-Lyo
Department:  Ops Planning Polymers Americas
Division:  Global Olefins & Polyolefins


Basic Function

The PAM Operations Planner integrates and synchronizes supply and demand requirements with manufacturing and supply chain capability into an economic optimal operating plan facilitating the maximization of variable margins for the assigned business area.  The position manages and implements value based decisions for sales, purchases, exchanges, production and inventory plans. Coordinates with and facilitates the business, manufacturing, raw material supply, and supply chain partners toward optimal plan effectiveness and establishing priorities for improvement.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and ensure synchronization of the operating plans and product plans used by Manufacturing, Customer Supply Chain, Sales, Raw Material Supply and Marketing to efficiently meet business objectives for the assigned business.  This includes development of the demand plan by which the detailed production schedule is created.
  • Identify key demand and supply risks and develop / implement contingency plans.
  • Support real time decision making by performing timely feedstock/product mix and supply/demand evaluations with respect to rapidly changing markets and economics.
  • Monitor and evaluate optimal vs plan vs. actual performance.  Identify value and prioritize opportunities for improvement. 
  • Maintain planning databases and develop, utilize and maintain planning models. 
  • Lead supply and demand planning meeting for assigned business area(s).
  • Effectively communicates with business team with regard to material production, inventory availability, and distressed inventory 
  • Coordinates with the business, manufacturing, raw material supply, and supply chain partners for optimal asset plan effectiveness and establishing priorities for improvement.


  • Bachelor degree required (Supply Chain, Engineering or Technical preferred).  
  • Supply and demand planning software, SAP and Analysis for Excel experience preferred.
  • MBA preferred.  
  • Minimum 6 years of experience involving manufacturing, business planning and analysis, supply chain, business management or sales.  
  • Excellent communication skills across functional areas to ensure understanding, alignment and synchronization of the operating plan.  
  • Must be highly motivated with strong problem solving skills to influence and impact decisions, with minimal direct supervision. 
  • Ability to incorporate systemic thinking into the detailed responsibilities associated with supply and demand planning, understanding and utilizing impacts and opportunities across the entire system.

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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.


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.

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