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Regional Sourcing Specialist


Houston, TX, US, 77049

Req ID:  81987
Facility:  Channelview-Hec-130
Department:  CVO, CXO, HTC, LLO
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

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


  • Supports category managers in the implementation of sourcing plans and tactics to effectively manage the assigned portfolio and associated activities.
  • Supports category managers by completing complex analysis for both internal requirements and external market analysis to support the sourcing process.
  • Seeks direction from the category manager or procurement manager when contract terms do not apply. 
  • Maximizes supplier performance.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensures accurate definition of requirements, negotiates local contracts, establishes and maintains an effective procurement system consistent with LYB control guidelines.
  • Analyzes bid responses to determine the most responsive and responsible bidder to optimize total cost of ownership for the internal client.
  • Executes procurement sourcing strategies in-line with overall functional and/or corporate objectives.
  • Analyzes spend/data/trends to identify and develop overall strategic sourcing initiatives which meet the needs of the customer and provides solutions/recommendations to the Category Manager based on research of institutional spend, end-user impact, feedback and marketplace analysis.
  • Works collaboratively with the Buyers in the implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Develops and composes bid specification in such a manner that internal customer needs are addressed.
  • Ability to decide if recurring purchases are appropriate for strategic sourcing agreement/initiatives.
  • Develops and maintains awareness of changing commodity-related business trends in the marketplace and the possible impact to the company.



Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required (or recognized equivalent).
  • 5+ years related experience required with a degree (10+ years in lieu of a degree)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is preferred.


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. 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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