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Digital Transformation Senior Project Manager


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AL

Req ID:  81305
Facility:  Rotterdamnn-548
Department:  Digital Project Delivery
Division:  Innovation


This is Lyondellbasell


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

This is the role


The Digital Transformation Senior Project Manager reports into the Digital Project Delivery Team, this position provides overall management for the delivery of Digital projects. The position works closely with business and technical leadership team members, serving as a facilitator and leader who is accountable for the successful delivery of the Digital initiatives, within the expected budget, timeline and scope. This position will lead global project teams of highly effective resources to implement Digital projects. This role will require managing multiple resources and interfacing at all levels of the organization.

These are your roles & responsibilities


  • Responsible for managing all phases of the Digital Projects implementation and complying with the PMO, Governance controls and QA process.
  • Partner with the Digital Implementation team to scope, plan and deliver at scale Digital solution implementations for the company.
  • Responsible for the project cost estimation and budget management through the delivery including reporting, forecasting and variance analysis on a monthly basis.
  • Actively participate in project scoping and planning activities and ensure alignment between all parties
  • Responsible for managing Project Stakeholders and provide regular status updates varying from weekly status reports to bi-weekly Steering/Sponsors Committee Updates.
  • Liaises with other business functions, such as IT Product teams and leadership to ensure quality and timely delivery of Digital projects
  • Ensures project delivery adheres to best practices under an Agile Framework.
  • Responsible for the management of external vendors and participation in RFP, Vendor Selection and SOW engagement. Ensuring all vendor management quality expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Contributes to the development and improvement of Project Management processes, policies, tools and methodology
  • Ensure that all the lessons learned from post implementation reviews are properly documented and shared with new projects and programs
  • Manages resource capacity, scheduling and dependencies for successful delivery of projects and programs
  • In charge of identifying, assessing and mitigate project risks and issues that could impact the quality and timely delivery of projects 
  • Drives standardization and proactively recommends improvements

This is what you bring


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration, Major in Engineering or related field or 5-7 years of equivalent experience. MBA or MS a plus
  • 15 plus years of technology 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
  • 5 plus years of leadership responsibility managing medium to large projects/teams and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders
  • Experience working on Manufacturing and Supply Chain Projects with Digital components and/or business applications
  • Experience managing large scale deployments with an Agile Methodology Framework
  • Experience in application development projects, specifically in Advance Analytics (AI, ML, UI/UX, etc.)
  • 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; Certified Scum Master SCM, etc.
  • Excellent project management skills, with demonstrated track record
  • Excellent management and team-building skills
  • Business application life cycle management & System development life cycle management
  • Knowledge of Agile Development Methodology (i.e.: Scrum and Kanban).
  • Up to date in Digital trends for Manufacturing and Supply Chain
  • Experience working with projects in Data Modeling (DM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and Advance Analytics (AA)
  • Budget planning and management from small to large global complex projects

This is what you will bring on a personal level


Experience managing co-located teams
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to analyze, understand and effectively communicate between business requirements and technical design and implementation
Self-motivated, 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
Intercultural competence

This is who you are


Action Oriented
Inspires others to rise above their own comfort levels and abilities and to break through barriers.
Proactively mentors less experienced individuals on result’s orientation.
Works with Project Managers and the Business Team to determine and define requirements for projects. 


Conflict Management
Identifies when conflicts are not getting resolved. Takes lead and understands all sides to a conflict.
Sees big picture, takes lead of conflict and notifies appropriate personnel.
Demonstrates the ability to use communication to influence, guide, and motivate with tact, reasoning, and sensitivity. 


Demonstrates the ability to frame communication, based on listening and observation, in anticipation of other’s reactions.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize the value of specific information and identifies the appropriate stakeholders.


Time Management
Makes quality time for the most important priorities.
Looks ahead and doesn’t get stuck in the here and now, while attending to a broad range of activities.
Actively seeks out information in areas across the business organizations.
Anticipates issues. Develops and implements proactive solutions.

This is what 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 package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.



Please feel free to contact Dennie Verberne at dennie.verberne @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer. A background check will be part of the process.



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