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Senior Sourcing specialist


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  85539
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Feedstocks & Energy North Europe
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins, Refining and Su

Are you looking for a position where you'll be responsible for the energy supplies to our manufacturing sites? And do you have experience within procurement and do you want to broaden your scope? Welcome to our LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

Our manufacturing sites all depend on energy, from steam to electricity. As a Senior Sourcing Specialist at LyondellBasell you are responsible for reliable energy supplies to our manufacturing sites.. In your role you need to oversee the current contracts and assess them against the company’s sustainability goals, including recommendations on supplier selection and most effective negotiation strategy. You focus on a portfolio of manufacturing sites in Europe ensuring the deployment of strategic purchasing plans of energy.
In close collaboration with the rest of the Feedstock & Energy team, you will get a lot of freedom being responsible for the entire sourcing process regarding your specialism. From translating strategic requirements and market insights into operational activities, from negotiating to operationally implementing and maintaining supplier relationships. So, you will bring your in-dept understanding of energy sourcing strategies and energy markets in practice on a tactical as well as an operational level aligning all stakeholders during the process. 

The role of Senior Sourcing Specialist is complex with a lot of growth perspectives where you can stretch yourself and set the foundation for a further career!


Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Executes the day to day sourcing process according to contract terms and is able to effectively source the manufacturing sites energy requirements with increasing complexity and value.
  • Manages Supplier Relationships including the commercial relationship; identifies and qualifies new suppliers as required.
  • Supports Category Managers during complex sourcing initiatives and segment strategy development through data modeling and analysis, change management and new process execution. 
  • Understands strategies for assigned energy markets and proactively drives initiatives to meet energy sourcing objectives.
  • Negotiates, executes and implements commercial agreements and related work processes in accordance with the strategies.
  • Works collaboratively with the Delegated Buyers located at the manufacturing sites in the implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives. 
  • Articulates company’s procurement policies and standards by complying to appropriate governance policies and procedures.  

This is who you are

To be successful in this role you must recognize yourself in the following profile:

You are proficient in purchasing fundamentals and procurement work processes. You understand the intricacies of sourcing, negotiation, and supply chain management. Your strong data analysis skills empower you to implement creative ideas. You dive into datasets, extract meaningful insights, and drive informed decisions.

When faced with challenges, you don’t shy away. You have the ability to raise difficult issues through effective communication skills. You address concerns head-on, fostering transparency and problem-solving. Collaboration is your forte. You acknowledge others’ efforts, advice, and contributions. You thrive in a team environment, valuing diverse perspectives.

Moreover, you remain open to new ways of looking at things. You actively seek out inefficiencies and process deviations, challenging the status quo. In summary, you embody a proactive, analytical, and collaborative approach to work.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in (Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical) Engineering and/or Business Economics. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • 5+ years related experience required with a degree
  • 3+ years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is preferred. 
  • Experience in manufacturing environment, in Technical or Business related positions preferred.
  • Experience with the EU energy markets and/or the commercial operation of energy production assets 
  • Negotiations and contract experience required.
  • Fluent in English language (speaking and writing). Another European country language preferred
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of applications such as SAP, Ariba etc. to manage the supply contracts.

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 Manoe Koningstein (Talent Acquisition Consultant) at manoe.koningstein@ 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 consists of an initial phone screening and two business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer. A background check will be part of the process.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.



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