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Sourcing Specialist


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  78881
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Utilities & Industrial Gases Comm Ops
Division:  Global Business Services


Basic Function

  • Creates value by providing appropriate input into the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, function/business specific related agreements and related work processes in accordance with the global strategy.
  • Principle resource and point of contact for utility and industrial gas supply issues with manufacturing sites and business management assigned to support.  The commercial lead for site and business regarding utility and industrial gas management; including capital project development, conservation activities, and performance monitoring. Responsible for the management of 3rd party utility supplier reliability for utility and industrial gas contracts at the business sites supported.
  • Begins to independently manage sourcing projects with increasing complexity and medium value.
  • Provide appropriate input into the optimization of electricity supply to our sites and manage day to day scheduling of electricity to sites.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Executes the sourcing process and is able to effectively source segments and/or commodities with increasing complexity and medium value.
  • Understands strategies for assigned segments or commodities and proactively drives initiatives to meet sourcing objectives.
  • Develops and composes bid specification in such a manner that internal customer needs are addressed.
  • Drives reliability of supply with supply base to deliver value to the business.
  • Supports Category Managers during complex sourcing initiatives through data modeling and analysis, change management and new process execution.
  • Ensures high ethical and financial control compliance standards are met by the organization.
  • Maximizes revenue share and controls cost by responding to audits, surveys, or other information requests from internal and external sources.
  • Manages performance analysis and benchmarking processes for energy-related costs in the business
  • Identifies, prioritizes, and communicates key energy issues and opportunities and is a champion for changes to provide the business a competitive cost advantage of the supply of energy commodities
  • Assesses supplier capabilities thru KPI analysis and makes recommendations on supplier acceptability.  Identifies and qualifies new suppliers as required.
  • Additional duties assigned as required

Min. Qualifications

  • BS in Engineering required
  • Requires 4+ years of relevant experience with 3+ years in the refining, petrochemicals and/or polymers industry
  • Experience in financial analysis and capital projects
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment in technical or business-related positions

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA preferred
  • One or more positions responsible for utility, industrial gas, or energy management preferred
  • Industry knowledge, with demonstrated experience in contract development and negotiations preferred


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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


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