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Sustainable Procurement Specialist


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  81964
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Sustainable Procurement
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

LyondellBasell is significantly stepping-up its sustainability commitments, execution and visibility with ambitious corporate sustainability strategies and targets. The role of a Sustainable procurement specialist is a role created to support Sustainable Procurement organization and is critical for the successful delivery of LYB’s commitments to drive positive impact on the value chain and environmemt. The Sustainable Procurement team collaborates with procurement professionals across LyondellBasell, to maximize impact of the corporate sustainabaility goals. This position acts as a Specialist to the Sustainable Procurement Team as part of Global Procurement. It reports to the Global Sustainable Procurement Lead. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Proactively engage with procurement, feedstocks teams and key stakeholders to establish and improve sustainability & ESG in strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management.
  • Accelerate supplier sustainabiality assessments, audits and its related corrective action plans with LyondellBasell procurement professionals and suppliers. 
  • Drive Scope 3 product carbon footprint data collection and improvements through engagement with LYB Procurement functions and suppliers for input. 
  • Managing supplier emmission data in relevant IT systems.
  • Close collaboration with Sustainable Procurement Scope 3 Senior Consultant.
  • Close collaboration with Corporate Sustainability Scope 3 and LCA team.
  • Close collaboration and contribution to Together for Sustainability Scope 3 program.
  • Provide technical input and advice on environmental aspects of our value chain.
  • Work collaboratively across global functions to secure consensus from senior leaders and their teams to embed sustainability into their ways of working.
  • Deliver engaging communication with internal partners, and suppliers.



Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Sustainability, Environmental Policy, Environmental Studies, or a related field; Preferred Master’s Degree in Business, Sustainability, Environmental Policy or a related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience of supply chain sustainability, procurement & supplier engagement, corporate social responsibility, or a related field
  • Strong analytical (excel) skills and ability to tell a story with data
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal & written
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage projects 
  • A passion for sustainability
  • Ability to work independently and with a diverse team; self-starter, driven
  • Comfortable and confident liaising with key stakeholders across various levels 


  • Collaboration & Leadership  –  Lead peers and team members to shared goal and outcomes.
  • Manage Business Performance – Drive results thru organization and facilitation. Self-Motivated – Driven to operate and function independently at a high level and flexible to work on various projects.
  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and activities effectively and efficiently; self-schedule. Ability to Collaborate – Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives within and across functions.
  • Analytical/Results Oriented – Ability to analyze data quickly and efficiently. Achieves results even in difficult circumstances and drives results
  • Ability to Cultivate Innovation – Ability to create new and better ways for the organization to be successful. Questions the status quo.
  • Afterhours work to meet deliverable due dates is required as needed.


Preferred Qualifications


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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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