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Senior Regional Sourcing Specialist


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  85438
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Division:  Legal, ERM, Real Estate and Procurement


Basic Function

  • In alignment with Category Management, develops procurement strategies for regionally specific categories and tail spend initiatives to support company operations
  • Negotiates and implements multi-site or national sourcing strategies
  • Utilizes comprehensive and systemic market analysis to achieve lowest total cost and best total value to the company
  • Collaborate with manufacturing to assist in the achievement of site and business objectives
  • Execute the RFP/tender process, manage contract negotiations, work with LYB Legal to execute new LYB approved Agreements
  • Facilitate discussions with stakeholders and suppliers to ensures technical requirements are met
  • Responsible for tracking multiple KPI related to stakeholder engagement, strategy implementation, change management, spend analysis and operational progress on procurement execution

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Obtains and analyzes spend data/trends to identify and develop strategic sourcing initiatives 
  • Assesses risks and develops models associated with supply and technical compliance
  • Ensures the deployment of strategic purchasing plans driven by Global Procurement and Manufacturing objectives
  • Maintains focus on added value, total cost of ownership and cost savings
  • Implements KPIs to measure performance level of the sourcing strategies and supplier effectiveness
  • Maintain contract ownership of delegated outline agreements and manage accordingly
  • Promotes excellent working relationships with internal stakeholders and other supporting departments
  • Collaborates with site-based Procurement Specialists and corporate Category Managers in the implementation of sourcing initiatives
  • Maintain awareness of changing commodity-related business trends and the possible impact to the company
  • Support supplier continuous improvement initiatives including efforts to resolve supplier and site issues/disputes
  • Execute effective Supplier Relationship Management by building relationships with LYB business partners that help LYB achieve our goals
  • Develops effective working relationships with and routinely meets with site stakeholders on-site at the LYB Manufacturing facilities in the region



Min. Qualifications

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



  • Up to 30%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience using SAP ERP system preferred
  • Management experience preferred


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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