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Sr. Project Manager/Scrum Master


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  81884
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  ITS PMO Manufacturing & HSE
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function

Reporting to the IT Business Process Excellence team, this position provides overall leadership for the implementation of business and IT solutions, new applications, and upgrades while driving the successful delivery of the project within scope, on-time, and on-budget.   This position ensures the successful transfer of knowledge from the project team to the post-implementation support organization and all employees affected by the implementation. The position works closely with business and technical leadership, serving as a facilitator and leader, in driving the quality delivery of projects.

Roles & Responsibilities

This is a position of influence, negotiation and expectation management:

  • Maintains complete autonomy for the management of the business project to meet the needs of the business, as outlined in the business case and articulated by the steering committee.
  • Coaches and mentors project team members
  • Drives, maintains and controls the project budget, schedule and resources.
  • Follows and supports the LYB Advancing90 Project Delivery methodology. 
  • Consults with stakeholders and implements best practices across large complex projects which require multiple resource teams including technical, database, functional developers, testers, and business change management.
  • Responsible for project planning, resource allocation, steering committee leadership and team organizational structure management
  • Maintains and controls the project budget, schedule and resources.
  • Manages project scope, risk and issue resolution.
  • Responsible for project communications
  • Responsible for quality of project deliverables
  • Responsible for ensuring that the project can deliver the benefits outlined in the business case and that it meets the reasonable expectations of end users.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field or equivalent experience.  
  • A minimum of 10 years of IT and business/industry related experience with large, global organizations.  
  • A minimum of 8 years in a project management role, managing medium to large global teams.
  • Five plus years of leadership responsibility managing medium to large projects/teams and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders.
  • Experience working on Manufacturing or IT projects.
  • Experience with Agile project methodology as well as waterfall
  • Excellent project management skills, with demonstrated track record.
  • Excellent management and team-building skills
  • Ability to analyze, understand and effectively communicate between business requirements and technical design and implementation.
  • Business application life cycle management
  • System development life cycle management
  • Budget planning and management from small to large global complex projects
  • Problem-solving, negotiation and decision-making skills to influence management, as well as internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, effective in matrix management and team building.
  • Works well with others in an integrated team environment
  • Self-motivated and a problem solver
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experienced in facilitation and negotiating.
  • Intercultural competence

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or MS a plus
  • Current PMI PMP certification and Certified Scrum Master a plus
  • Certification from recognized authority preferred (e.g., project management professional [PMP] certification from the Project Management Institute [PMI]) for international projects or global rollouts, and experience in leading internationally distributed teams.


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. 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.

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