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Sr. Manager, Risk & Insurance


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  80019
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Insurance Americas
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

This role reports to the Director, Global Insurance. The role is to lead the insurance management function for the Americas region and serve as advisor and backup to the Director, Global Insurance, working in partnership with legal, insurance brokers, insurance companies and loss adjusters. This individual will have a high level exposure to senior management in the US as they is the most senior insurance professional in the Americas. While this position will provide primary leadership for the Insurance organization in the Americas, it will also serve in a backup leadership capacity for overall global insurance matters.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Set the strategy and lead the placement of the US liability insurance programs, including, but not limited to, workers compensation, general liability, Owner/Contractor Insurance Program (OCIP), ERISA, terminal liability, construction all risk, pollution legal liability and financial assurance.
  • Lead the major property and liability claims in the US in close collaboration with legal, business groups and insurers. Responsible for the management and/or supervision of insurance claims process for the Americas region including, but not limited to, general liability, workers compensation, construction all risk and OCIP, ensuring timely collection of reimbursements.
  • Support negotiation of the global LYB insurance programs, with a focus on US liability issues, in close cooperation with the Director, Global Insurance, ensuring policies are in place on time and within budget. Support collection of underwriting information to brokers and underwriters.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on insurance matters for the US management team and support contract negotiations on insurance matters. Work closely with Legal and Procurement to assure the best possible outcomes for LyondellBasell in event of contractor accidents, injuries or contract disputes.
  • Deliver timely and accurate management reports/information regarding insurance programs and claims.
  • Select, manage, develop and supervise the US insurance staff, ensuring the performance of duties and delivery of service.
  • Serve as a member of the Crisis Management Team, supporting the community recovery process as and when required and ensure the process is up to date and relevant.
  • Provide insurance overview presentations to various internal groups to support compliance and education goals.
  • Supervise/manage liaison with third party verification of contractor insurance as part of Supplier and Contractor Qualification Process.
  • Support the risk engineering surveys in the Americas including the annual risk engineering Operational Excellence days.
  • Review sales contracts and advise on insurance clauses and product liability aspects.


  • Requires a B.S. or B.A./BBA (engineering, legal or business degree or related field)
  • 15+ years or more of relevant work experience including five years of supervisory experience in insurance/risk management, or liability broker for the energy industry
  • Prior experience with US and global captive programs is preferred
  • Assertive and pragmatic mentality
  • Strong insurance and insurance market knowledge
  • Able to function effectively in and adapt to different cultures
  • Excellent communication and persuasive ability
  • A service mentality towards the organization
  • Possesses strong organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Exercise good judgment, tact and diplomacy interacting with peers, management and service providers
  • Work with a high degree of integrity and judgment in dealing with confidential matters
  • Fluent English language skills. Other language skills (Spanish) would be an advantage




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Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.


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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