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Principal IT Solution Architect


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AL

Req ID:  78979
Facility:  Rotterdamnn-548
Department:  Enterprise Solution Architecture
Division:  Global Business Services


This is Lyondellbasell


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.

This is the role


The purpose of this role is to own and manage end to end solution architecture and service delivery for the supply chain domain for LYB. Solution Architect supply chain need to have in-depth knowledge and expertise within supply chain domain. The Solution Architect will be engaged early on when a technology/application need is first identified in supply chain area of LYB. This role will be key to support our LYB Asia and Europe region. Working with other global, EU and Asia specific architects at LYB, this Solution Architect will ensure the solutions being designed to fit into the broader architectural landscape and technology ecosystem, meeting defined Enterprise Architecture standards. The Solution Architect will support enterprise application rationalization efforts to standardize technology solutions as well as to reduce the overall technology portfolio.

These are the roles & responsibilities


In this position you will provide the following:

  • Develop LYB technology strategy/future state architecture and roadmap to enable supply chain functions needs and major transformation programs
  • Support integration architecture development for integrating applications in the supply chain functions 
  • Shepard proposals and projects in the domain and ensure they leverage globally defined frameworks, standards, guidelines and patterns. Ensure appropriate governance process followed for any deviations and exceptions
  • Provide end to end solution architecture services for key supply chain projects to ensure solutions meet the desired business needs and are flexible, scalable, resilient and secure. This includes producing architecture deliverables leveraging a globally defined architecture services framework. Key deliverables are: Conceptual, Logical and physical architectures holistically describing target solution architecture
  • Support portfolio rationalization efforts through "as is" inventory validation, and recommendation of optimization opportunities. Influence the scope of existing projects to accommodate simplification opportunities
  • Maintain networking and working relations with LYB Global EA team and functional SMEs to ensure timely engagement, transparency and aligned decision making
  • Identify opportunities to establish joint IT & functional programs that develop and/or deploy new global capabilities.
  • Works with SAP Functional team to deliver complex technology solutions.
  • Architecture Strategy & Roadmap - define and update solution roadmaps
  • Understanding of cloud, integration technology and framework.
  • Understand LYB business objectives, research, and provide guidance, options and proof of concepts to solve business technology needs.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current and emerging technologies/capabilities in the Supply Chain area.

This is what you bring


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least 10 years of hands on experience in application solution architectures, integration patterns and best practices
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience on platforms like SAP, IBP, SalesForce etc.
  • Strong knowledge of business processes and capabilities for the supply chain domain
  • Ability to comprehend business strategies and needs and translate them to technology strategies
  • Experience with solution design and delivery from a range of vendors as well as bespoke development
  • In-depth knowledge of domain-specific platforms & how they integrate with the broader ecosystem
  • Very good knowledge of digital platforms (Data & Analytics, Integration, Commerce, etc.) to enable the delivery of end to end solution architecture
  • Ability to demonstrate mindset for Conceptual, Logical, Physical levels of architecture and apply them effectively
  • Thorough understanding of architecture guiding principles / modern architecture and leverage them to design forward-looking solutions
  • Demonstrate ability to influence technology strategy and solution design for key initiatives, to align with enterprise standards and adhere to architecture guiding principles
  • Knowledge and expertise needed across all digital platforms (data and analytics, internet of things, integration, web solutions, commerce integration)
  • Ability to develop and align common position on complex architecture topics and influence without authority

This is what we hope you will bring


  • Experience working in a team lead capacity
  • Experience with SAP platform and different SAP Supply chain modules
  • Hands-on experience or certification in TOGAF a plus
  • Integration, API management and best practices


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

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 two 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.

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