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Senior Buyer, Turnarounds

Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company

Houston, TX, US

Req ID:  71840
Facility:  Channelview-Hec-130
Department:  CVO, CXO, HTC, LLO
Division:  Global Business Services

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
  • Role is ~40% transactional and ~60% coordination, and includes, but is not limited to issuance of POs, creation, management and analysis of Requests for Quotations (RFQs), contract ownership, management of Outline Agreements/catalogs and administration of contracts in SAP. Role may also include the development and deployment of leveraging strategies for low-value and/or less complex projects in accordance with corporate sourcing guidelines, and a leadership role in supplier selection.
  • • Supports Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities.
  • • Negotiates to achieve maximum overall cost effectiveness for turnarounds while meeting clients’ objectives.
  • • Understands and utilizes the tender process, legal terms and conditions, and acceptable LyondellBasell (LYB) contract management practices.
  • • Interacts directly with internal clients, materials suppliers and service contractors to ensure accurate turnaround safety, job scope and legal requirements are communicated and met.
  • • Establishes and maintains an effective procurement system consistent with LYB control guidelines to monitor the overall turnaround procurement process, approved turnaround contract strategies, expediting, P2P, etc. helping to improve overall procurement efficiency for turnarounds.
  • • Potential for increased responsibility for several sites/turnarounds simultaneously, as well as responsibility for negotiating, executing and managing low to mid-size value turnaround contracts.


Roles & Responsibilities

• Responsible for executing formal LYB procurement strategies.

• Plan/schedule the procurement of materials and services associated with assigned turnarounds (normally does not include sourcing). Role can include responsibilities associated with tendering, negotiating with materials suppliers and service contractors, and creating spot Purchase Orders (POs) and Outline Agreements.

• Ensure accurate definition of turnaround and job scope requirements, demonstrate solid understanding of market environments, develop comprehensive contract criteria, lead supplier approval and selection process, and negotiate and prepare contracts.

• Establish and utilize a site/field support network to aid in the timely acquisition of required turnaround materials and services while achieving maximum overall cost effectiveness.  This may require/include travel to sites to allow for attendance in meetings with planners, schedulers, engineering, Materials Coordinators, TA Management, etc.

• Act as a direct procurement contact for internal clients located at various sites up to agreed spend level.  This includes, but is not limited to, serving as the direct procurement contact for urgent procurement matters, concerns, soliciting/providing status updates, expediting, presenting data to turnaround team members, etc.

Min. Qualifications


• 4+ years related experience required with degree; 10+ years' experience in lieu of degree.

• Demonstrated experience procuring services is required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree preferred (or recognized equivalent).


• Experience procuring materials is strongly preferred.

• 1-2 years of chemical /engineering or related industry experience is desirable.

• Demonstrated experience working in SAP utilizing supply chain or procurement functionality is strongly preferred, but not 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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