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Procurement Manager

Company Name:  Lyondell Chemical Company

Morris, IL, US, 60450

Req ID:  72969
Facility:  Morris Operations-130
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 2020, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the third consecutive year.

Basic Function

LyondellBasell’s Global Procurement function facilitates supply solutions globally for the company.  We manage supplier relationships to provide value to our stakeholders in the acquisition of materials, services and integrated business solutions.

The position offers a competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, generous benefits package, pension plan and employee discounts

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Ensures high ethical standards are met by self and the organization within area of responsibility
  • Do work in compliance with all LYB policies, standards,rules and procedures
  • Manages and develops team to become “best in class” to provide timely acquisition of technical services&materials related at lowest total cost of ownership within specified time frame
  •  Coaches, develops, and motivates employees through formal and informal processes including dialogs, staff meetings, skill gap analysis,  training  and coaching
  • Supervises and develops Buyers and Sourcing Specialists to meet efficiency and KPI targets.
  • Holds regular business reviews with the site leadership teams and provides detailed report of the function performance to all relevant site managers
  • Understand Operations/Manufacturing needs and ensures that goals are aligned with company goals, business drivers,and functional goals.
  • Accountable for contracts in area of responsibility including sourcing plans, strategy implementation,change management
  • Maintains focus on value added activities and able to identify and implement alternative, innovative,and creative solutions to drive lowest total cost of ownership. Capable of balancing cost saving opportunity with risk mitigation
Min. Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required (or recognized equivalent).
  • 10+ years related experience required with a degree (12+ years in lieu of a degree);
  • 3+ years of chemical or oil & gas experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is required.
  • 10+ years of experience in Technical or Business-related positions.
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to apply the concepts of general business systems, personnel management, team dynamics, purchasing management, concepts of strategic planning and sourcing, performance measurements, and management through systems at local teams and sites.
  • At the site and regional level, possesses an advanced understanding of markets and business practices at site level.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred (or recognized equivalent).
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Managerial experience (managing directly >8 employees)
  • Business acumen
  • Drive for results and strives for excellence
  • Impact and influence
  • Strategic thinking
Builds effective teams
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.

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