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Procurement Sourcing Specialist - Industrial Gases & Utilities


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84530
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Utilities & Industrial Gases Comm Ops
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

Creates value by providing appropriate input into the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, function/business specific related agreements and related work processes in accordance with the global strategy.  Principle resource and point of contact for utility and industrial gas supply issues with manufacturing sites and business management assigned to support.  The commercial lead for site and business regarding utility and industrial gas management; including capital project development, sustainability activities, and performance monitoring.  Responsible for the management of 3rd party utility supplier reliability for utility and industrial gas contracts at the business sites supported.  Begin to independently manage sourcing projects with increasing complexity and medium value.  This role can count as a rotation in the engineering rotation program.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Executes the sourcing process and is able to effectively source segments and/or commodities with increasing complexity and medium value.
  • Understands strategies for assigned segments or commodities and proactively drives initiatives to meet sourcing objectives.
  • Develops and composes bid specification in such a manner that internal customer needs are addressed.
  • Drives reliability of supply with supply base to deliver value to the business.
  • Supports Category Managers during complex sourcing initiatives through data modeling and analysis, change management and new process execution.
  • Ensures high ethical and financial control compliance standards are met by the organization.
  • Maximizes revenue share and controls cost by responding to audits, surveys, or other information requests from internal and external sources.
  • Assesses supplier capabilities thru KPI analysis and makes recommendations on supplier acceptability.  Identifies and qualifies new suppliers as required.
  • Global Industrial Gases and Utilities team sustainability program lead.
  • Additional duties assigned as required.



Min. Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering required
  • 4+ years of relevant experience with 3+ years in the refining, petrochemicals and/or polymers industry
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment in technical or business-related positions

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA preferred
  • One or more positions responsible for utility or industrial gas management 
  • Industry knowledge, with demonstrated experience in contract development and negotiations
  • Experience in financial analysis and capital projects


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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