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Sr. Category Manager

Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company
Location: 

Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  74644
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Electrical, Instrumentation & Automation
Division:  Global Business Services

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 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

  • Develops, deploys and manages the procurement strategies for commodities and services required to support company operations. 
  • May involve multi-year/multi-million dollar expenditures negotiated and contracted utilizing national agreements by buyers.
  • Utilizes comprehensive and systemic market analysis for the goods/services procured to drive lowest total cost and maximum value to the company.
  • Manages effective internal client and supplier relationships up to the senior level. Increased responsibility (managing categories, commodities and/or segments with increasing complexity and value).

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Commodities to include DCS, SIS, Instrumentation, Motors, Switchgear and Transformers, Analyzers, and other related technical materials supplies.
  • Executes strategic sourcing following the agreed processes and sourcing strategy methodology.  Utilizes market analysis and contracting strategies for commodities. Promotes cross-functional teams in assessing risks and developing models associated with supply and technical compliance.
  • Ensures the deployment of strategic purchasing plans driven by customer requirements, manufacturing results and capabilities, distribution and logistics objectives and business economics.
  • Implements measurement systems that clearly indicate the performance level of the sourcing strategy and supplier effectiveness.  Maintains focus on added value, lowest total “life cycle” cost and cost savings. Increased responsibility.
  • Development of reporting personnel and peers through dialogs, skill gap analysis and training. Increased responsibility (managing categories, commodities and/or segments with increasing complexity and value). May have up to 5 indirect/direct reports.
  • Promotes excellent working relationships with internal customers and other supporting organizations. Increased responsibility (managing categories, commodities and/or segments with increasing complexity and value).
  • Maintains relationships with key business and manufacturing partners and key supplier contacts. Increased responsibility (managing categories, commodities and/or segments with increasing complexity and value).
  • Ensures that business drivers, departmental goals and measures are aligned. Increased responsibility (managing categories, commodities and/or segments with increasing complexity and value).
  • Recognized as a leader and an expert in segments, commodities and/or categories assigned; providing knowledge and expertise within this area. Increased responsibility (managing categories, commodities and/or segments with increasing complexity and value).
  • Develops and implements supplier continuous improvement initiatives. Increased responsibility (managing categories, commodities and/or segments with increasing complexity and value).
     

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering required
  • 8+ years related experience required
     

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred. 
  • 3+ years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in positions mastering knowledge of business processes in a commercial environment preferred.
  • Experience in establishing commodity/segment strategies for Electrical, Automation and Instrumentation and other related technical materials supplies strongly preferred.
     

Competencies

Builds effective teams
Collaborates
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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