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Operational Technology, Disaster Recovery Lead


Poznań, PL, 60-829

Req ID:  79199
Facility:  POZNAN-6731
Department:  Business Systems Security AFMEI
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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.

Basic Function

This lead level specialist in disaster recovery (DR) oversees development, implementation, testing and maintenance of the company Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) Business Continuity (BC) and DR strategies. This includes partnering with the site PCN administrators and cross-company teams to align processes and procedures within the organization in order to respond to a disaster and recover the critical business functions within the defined RTO/RPOs. This position will be responsible for coordinating with the sites on completion of compliant DR Plans and participating in any actual disaster recovery effort.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Performs accelerated risk assessment and related impact analysis, including the establishment and/or revision of RTO/RPO.
•    Drive DR technical solutions design leveraging internal and external partners. Responsible for DR implementation and training for Corporate IT at manufacturing sites.
•    Establishes disaster recovery testing methodologies; plans and coordinates the testing of recovery support and business resumption procedures in different functional areas. Assures that recovery procedures are documented and effective for the restoration of key corporate resources and for the resumption of critical business processes.
•    Provides guidance to and coordinates the efforts of staff members in the development of recovery procedures for key areas of the organization.
•    Analyzes and identifies points of vulnerability and recommends disaster avoidance and reduction strategies.
•    Periodically reviews changes in corporate resources with the management of those areas to assure the effectiveness of the recovery procedures, backup capabilities and knowledge of recovery personnel.
•    Conducts disaster recovery training for staff members in all functional areas. Assists in providing instructional and informational materials on emergency response for all roles. Provides guidance in the maintenance of a library of recovery support and business resumption procedures.
•    Assists recovery support and business resumption staff during a disaster in the implementation of response and alternate operating strategies. Acts as a coordinator during an emergency and throughout restoration to normal operations.
•    Works with vendors of disaster recovery services and facilities; studies and recommends outside services for use during a disaster situation.
•    Maintains contact with outside organizations participating in reciprocal agreements, where appropriate.
•    Prescribes DR requirements for new environment, systems and/or facilities.
•    Provides thought leadership in technology direction, technical services, vendor partnership, process improvement and industry standards adoption.
•    Provides coordination across teams to encourage application of standards and adherence to standards based methodologies. 
•    Functions as a contact for Corporate Crisis Management group/teams.
•    Facilitates the annual IT and Manufacturing Business Impact Analysis.

Min. Qualifications

•    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with ten years of increasing responsibility in technical IT or OT roles required. 
•    Four (4) years of additional experience may be substituted for the degree. 
•    Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience developing, communicating and maintaining DR programs using current techniques and technologies.
•    Disaster Recovery and/or Business Continuity experience in a Fortune 500 company preferred.
•    CBCP, MBCP, CISSP or equivalent is encouraged
•    Thorough knowledge and understanding of current disaster recovery planning techniques and technologies as well as the methods used in performing risk analyses and business impact analyses.
•    Thorough knowledge of plant control networks and recovery plans.
•    The ability to develop a clear understanding of the company's key functional processes and resources.
•    Excellent project management skills.
•    Proven ability to work independently and as a team member
•    Ability to be flexible and work analytically in a problem-solving environment
•    Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal skills, multi-tasking, and time- management skills.
•    Experience in Disaster Recovery related to the following disciplines:
•    LAN/WAN networking technologies
•    VMware Virtualization products (Server, ESX)
•    Backup software and disk to disk solutions
•    Enterprise Storage and replication capabilities
•    Host Based replication technologies
•    Master Recovery Program services
•    Hybrid Cloud Environment recovery


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

We Offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary and benefits package.

The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to two days a week from home.

LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.

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