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Project Manager - Supply Chain


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  79026
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  Logistics Procurement
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain


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 Project Manager Supply Chain is the subject matter expert for logistics processes and is responsible for the development and implementation of logistic projects, including but not limited to real time visibility, transport management systems and logistics service provider interface development. The incumbent interfaces with senior business stakeholders on business drivers and translates requirements into standardized and global processes. The incumbent in this job can lead large and complex projects over several parts or an entire business process to make significant step change performance improvements . Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices.

These are the roles & responsibilities


In this position you will:


  • Develops and implements logistics improvement projects for Europe.
  • Champions continuous improvement of logistics activities. Consults regionally and globally to identify synergy opportunities and pursues opportunities to leverage purchase volume, operating efficiency and drive purchasing effectiveness.
  • Drives Benchmarks and analyses of the total cost of the services versus the market, and initiates projects for improvement and cost savings.
  • Drives continuous improvement through clearly defined performance metrics and ensures contract execution in accordance with the pre-defined criteria. 
  • Develops and uses reports/dashboards to evaluate (LSP) performance and supports continuous improvement and optimization efforts. Support tools include SAP/ Business Warehouse, Celonis, Transportation Management System
  • Supports the development of the European land transportation procurement strategy.
  • Supports procurement efforts incl. tenders / negotiations for all transport services in portfolio.
  • Develops knowledge of transportation market trends and understands the long term business impact for stakeholders.

This is what you bring


  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Logistics, Technical or Business field
  • Professional with minimum of 10 years of experience in a business environment.
  • Relevant experience in/with Supply Chain / Transport & Logistics organization(s) preferably Control Tower implementation)
  • Min 5 years of Commercial experience (procurement and/or sales) in the segment of road and/or intermodal transport services (e.g. with transport company, freight forwarder, industry peer).
  • Profound knowledge and experience of business concepts, processes and tools (SAP, TMS, RFQ, 3PL/4PL) related to the execution of logistics services.
  • Knowledge of emerging topics in the road transport sector: digitization, sustainability/carbon footprint, real-time visibility, capacity/driver shortage, collaboration concepts, legislation & regulation etc. Ability to act as a senior discussion partner for these topics.
  • Innovator / Change agent.

This is who you are


  • Business strategy development
  • Project Management skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Relationship management and networking skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical skills to evaluate complex commercial proposals/scenarios and to build/defend business cases to support justification of logistics solutions
  • Good understanding of Corporate (LyondellBasell’s) business processes for delegated decision making, administration and operations 
  • Must be able to perform effectively with many competing priorities and ambiguous situations: dealing with uncertainty
  • Ability to recognize patterns in incidents (missed targets, complaints) and use these to drive structural improvements (rather than ad-hoc fixes)
  • Ability to develop and implement the Sustainability and Digitalization Roadmap

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 @ 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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