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Regional Process Leader

Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  72491
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Accounts Payable (US)
Division:  Finance

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Basic Function

Regional Process Leader Accounts Payable


This position is accountable for leading various large teams regionally that supports and delivers Accounts Payable Services with a key focus on improving and optimizing company's Procure-to-Pay business processes enabling the Accounts Payable department to be more cost effective and agile in an ever changing environment. The individual will demonstrate good partnering and cross-functional teaming skills with peers and will apply the required knowledge and experience to contribute how the department will move from its current architecture to one that meets the future needs of the business. The ideal individual is a seasoned and experienced accounting and process leader with proven success in managing large teams, complex processes and systems, taking into account different local jurisdiction.

Additional Requirements
Roles & Responsibilities

•    Lead a team that provides global support to the Company and its external suppliers using the latest trends, tools and best practices, ensuring accuracy of accounting documents.
•    Lead a team of skilled accounting experts across multiple disciplines responsible for the end-to-end Accounts Payable operations, whilst maintaining key controls compliance.
•    Develop, implement and maintain systems, procedures, policies and Best practices, including Accounts Payable functions to ensure adherence to company guidelines and local legislation. 
•    Responsible for delivering first-class customer service with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.
•    Responsible for setting goals and objectives for direct reports that align with the overall department and business goals. 
•    Select and hire high skilled employees. Train and evaluate employees to enhance their individual development and performance. Address performance issues and make recommendations for personnel actions. Motivate and reward employees including providing salary increases, bonuses and promotions within allocated budgets and company guidelines.
•    Demonstrate leadership by projecting a positive attitude and providing learning incentives and mentoring staff members.
•    Ensures that effective team representation takes place for the coordination of work processes and projects with other departments and divisions.
•    Provides accounting assistance to project managers and operations staff; responds to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs.
•    Proactively seek opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of existing global processes (identify opportunities, develop business cases, and design and implement an appropriate solution).
•    Add business value by leading projects following LYBs standard project and system development methodologies.
•    Lead and/or implement multiple high priority cross-functional initiatives in a fast paced highly changing environment.
•    Responsible for implementing global, enterprise-wide automation strategies, architecture and solutions in alignment with Company goals.
•    Embraces changes with regard to M&A, seeking synergies and integrate best practices whilst remaining compliant to change management processes and enterprise SoX key controls.
•    Provide coordination with internal and external audit entities to provide evidence for accounting compliance.


•    Leadership at the manager level or equivalent in a large, complex global organization with responsibilities for people, process, resources (budget, equipment, intellectual property) and results. 
•    B.A. degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance a minimum of 10 years of experience in related activities within Purchase to Pay Processes, process orientation and supervision.
•    5+ years Management or leadership experience in an international environment.
•    Strong leadership, teamwork and communication skills plus the ability to manage multiple diverse issues.
•    Demonstrated ability in several leadership competencies, see Appendix for detailed explanation.
•    Strong operational/tactical leadership skills with maturing strategic leadership.
•    Proven excellence in people management skills.
•    Proven excellence in process management skills.
•    Able to build strong partnerships with other leaders.
•    Strong work ethic.
•    Able to delegate work as necessary.
•    Strong role model – passion for excellence; recognized as impactful leader.
•    Ability to drive improvements, results driven.
•    Broad experience and understanding of system/SAP disciplines, standards and best practices.
•    Proven records of successful implementation of complex solutions.
•    Advocating a global thinking and working attitude.

Additional Requirements

•    Communicating effectively up, down, and across the AP/P2P organization.
•    Aligning with and coordinating activities across multiple functions/organizations.

•    Recruiting, coaching and mentoring employees through their career paths. 
•    Working in large, complex projects to ensure process efficiency and effectiveness, and that up to date technology remain in place. 
•    Leadership skills and management experience in project management, workload scheduling, execution and after-care controls.
•    Strategic focus and a proven track record of continuous improvements, including cost reduction and performance improvement.
•    Ability to lead organizational effectiveness initiatives.
•    Ability to strike the right balance between managing financial risk and enabling business opportunities. 
•    Good understanding in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, e.g. SAP and any other business relevant software.
•    Ability to effectively manage and complete multiple, complex and changing priorities with minimal supervision. A degree of independence is required.
•    Creating, executing and delivering on performance commitments.
•    Knowledge and vigilant practice of control concepts (segregation of duties, verification, security) to safeguard disbursed funds.
•    Knowledge of Inhouse-Cash, ACH, wire transfer and other electronic funds transfer technology.
•    Successfully implementing AP/P2P strategies and solution architectures that produce results.
•    Ability and willingness to travel is required.  

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

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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