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Project Manager/Scrum Master


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  81187
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  ITS PMO Manufacturing & HSE
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function

Reporting to the IT Business Process Excellence team, this position provides leadership for planning and delivery of IT projects and other product backlog items. The IT Project Manager/Scrum Master is responsible for implementation of business and IT solutions, new applications, and upgrades. The position ensures successful delivery, meeting the targets related to scope, time, cost and value. Following DevOps principles, IT Project Manager/Scrum Master ensures a seamless transition of project outputs to product teams. Overall, this position works closely with business and technology leadership, serving as a leader and trusted advisor for quality delivery of IT solutions.    

Roles & Responsibilities

  • This is a position of influence, negotiation and expectation management as well as hands-on delivery management:
  • Successful delivery of projects and product backlog items
  • Collaborates with product team leaders and business process owners for value creation through technology investments
  • Is an active practitioner and coach of LYB Advancing90 delivery methodology, which is based on agile and lean principles
  • Coaches and mentors project and product teams, involving both IT and business participants
  • Prepares project plan, resource and cost estimates  
  • Liaises with resource managers to secure resources required for successful delivery
  • Manages budget, scope and schedule
  • Facilitates organizational change management; manages risk and issue resolution
  • Manages stakeholders in business and IT, including senior leaders
  • Reports into project steering committee or equivalent body; ensures regular status reporting 
  • Ensures that the project delivers benefits outlined in the business case and meets reasonable expectations of end users
  • Contributes to continuous improvement of LYB project delivery by applying lessons learned and external leading practices

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field or equivalent experience.  
  • A minimum of 7 years of IT and business/industry related experience with large, global organizations.  
  • A minimum of 2 years in a project management role, managing medium to large global teams.
  • Two plus years of leadership responsibility in managing small to medium projects and teams and influencing management and stakeholders
  • Experience in agile 
  • Experience in DevOps is highly preferred
  • Excellent program and project management skills with demonstrated track record
  • Demonstrated people leadership and team-building skills; ability to work in matrix organization
  • Strong presentation and communication skills; negotiation skills to influence stakeholders
  • Experience in managing multi-cultural project teams and work across multiple onsite and offshore locations  
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis, cost benefit analysis, in project economic metrics like NPV, IRR, payback, preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or MS degree a plus
  • Current PMI PMP certification and Certified Scrum Master a plus
  • Experience in technology projects in one or more of the following business domains: Manufacturing, Procurement or IT (infrastructure)
  • Experience in implementing SaaS solutions
  • Experience in implementing projects on SAP platform, and preferably also in managing operations on SAP platform




Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


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.


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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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