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Sourcing Specialist - Corporate/Professional Services


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  82593
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  EU Procurement- Corp Services & IT
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

Are you looking for a role where you will be responsible for the execution of sourcing strategies? Are you a specialist with experience in sourcing of corporate services / indirect procurement in the chemical industry or manufacturing? Are you looking for a stepping stone to further grow your career within the international chemical industry? Welcome to LyondellBasell!

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


As a Corporate Services Sourcing Specialist for Europe, based in Rotterdam or Wesseling and reporting to the European Procurement Manager Corporate Services (CS), you will have a strategic role across all EU sites, playing a key role in developing the strategy and leading + implementing projects for different categories including, but not limited to: Facilities, Office Supplies & Equipment, Marketing, Training and Travel.


The main focal points of this role are:


  • Ensure that all procurement initiatives are aligned with the global strategy for your category;
  • Brings sourcing expertise and best practice to generate and execute ideas to create savings;
  • Maintains ongoing connection with regional and global Professional Services team;
  • Work closely with the program leaders and business leaders to facilitate the implementation

These are the roles & responsibilities


In this position you will work on:


  • Develop an internal network to capture needs, prioritize project and implement them in close
  • coordination with stakeholders;
  • Source and benchmark suppliers through RFP and negotiations;
  • Ensure contracting & application of negotiated conditions;
  • Define and follow KPIs with suppliers;
  • Monitor quality service and performance of suppliers, and serve as a resource to resolve commercial  issues;
  • Implement & follow action plan to improve supplier contributions.
  • Seek continuous improvement of the procurement activities:
  • Participate to category strategy & roadmap building;
  • Propose and implement action plan to meet our productivity objectives;
  • Ensure compliance along the process including within our relations with suppliers;
  • Track savings & promote added value for stakeholders;
  • Propose and implement simplification of purchasing and procurement processes with stakeholders.

This is who you are


As a Sourcing Specialist at LyondellBasell you are analytical (making decisions based on facts) and you know how to connect with people on all levels (stakeholder management). With your well-developed interpersonal skills and business acumen you are an excellent negotiator, influencing people in a positive way. 

The role may require occasional travel to our production facilities.

This is what you bring


  • Bachelor’s degree required (or recognized equivalent)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience required in indirect procurement/ corporate services combined with purchasing and services management strategy / contract management
  • Strong commercial skills
  • Strong affinity with data analysis 
  • Fluent in English language (speaking and writing). Another European country language preferred
  • Knowledge of SAP, ARIBA and EXCEL

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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