Sourcing Manager


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  83874
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Trucking, Warehousing, & Logistics Comm
Division:  Intermediates and Derivatives, Refining


Basic Function

Supply Chain is a customer-focused Center of Excellence providing industry-leading service while delivering differential value to the business, today and into the future. We separate our Supply Chain functions into several areas; these include logistics, customer fulfillment, services, trade compliance, and support for business processes and systems. 

As a member of our dynamic Supply Chain team, you will play a critical role in helping us supply our products to a global customer base. In this individual contributor role, you will be responsible for leading the strategic sourcing process for all warehouse and drayage movements across North America. During a typical day, you will develop comprehensive programs for supplier selection, approval, and on-going performance management.  

This position reports to the Commercial Logistics Manager and is located at our North American Headquarters in Downtown Houston. The position offers a competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, generous benefits package, pension plan, parking subsidy and employee discounts.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead the warehouse and drayage strategic sourcing process which includes supplier selection, approval, and on-going performance management.
  • Act as a liaison and effectively manage relationships with internal business partners and external services providers.
  • Lead execution of warehouse and drayage strategic sourcing initiatives while managing vendor performance to ensure alignment with business objectives and goals. 
  • Maintain relationships with vendors to ensure strong, productive, and honest interaction throughout the relationship/contract/agreement.
  • Ensure accurate definition of technical requirements and maintain detailed knowledge of the market environment for warehouse and drayage. 
  • Partner with IT and logistics operations to ensure LYB utilizes Transportation Management systems to efficiently and effectively manage the total cost to serve.
  • Communicate with internal business stakeholders supporting logistics solutions to meet customer needs and report shipping market changes.
  • Provide ongoing guidance to Operations Specialists, Business Consultants and Customer Fulfillment to drive safety, efficiency and on-going warehouse and drayage needs.
  • Align commercial strategy and operational practices with a broad range of business stakeholders and functional groups within the company.
  • Establish and maintain key performance indicators (KPI) that ensure compliance, operations excellence, cost leadership and improvement initiatives.
  • Lead change implementation for processes and system improvements or other logistics projects. 
  • Model LyondellBasell core competencies with internal and external stakeholders beginning to develop the skills necessary to contribute strategically. 

Min. Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years’ experience in Supply Chain, logistics, and/or other purchasing experience. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Department of Transportation requirements and regulations, especially in the different modes of land transportation and/or movement of hazardous materials is preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s Degree or MBA preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent negotiating skills, good judgment & results orientation. 
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Commercial acumen and business understanding are required for this role.
  • Demonstratable ability to perform in a fast-paced environment that requires rapid decision-making and task delegation with immediate impact on business results.
  • This role is expected to travel and/or attend external events up to 15%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in a manufacturing environment in a Technical or Business related position is preferred.
  • Able to maintain professionalism and prioritize multiple responsibilities concurrently in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills are required.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to apply them to purchasing decisions.
  • Composed in time-sensitive situations, comfortable delivering difficult news.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite and SAP (BI).
  • Experience with ERP software such as SAP is desired.


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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.

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