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Sustainability Data Portfolio Lead


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  84817
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  IT Sustainability
Division:  Innovation

Are you passionate about sustainability and data? Do you want to join a global team that drives data-driven strategy across Carbon Management, ESG Reporting, and Circularity? If yes, then you might be the perfect fit for the Sustainability Data Architect role at LyondellBasell. As the Data Architect, you will lead the design and development of data workflows and pipelines, collaborate with data leads and stakeholders, and ensure the integrity and strategic use of sustainability data. Welcome to Lyondellbasell...

This is the role

As the Sustainability Data Portfolio Lead, your core function will be to spearhead and integrate all aspects of our sustainability data initiatives. This role encompasses leading a comprehensive strategy across various sustainability domains including ESG reporting, carbon management, risk management, and sustainable supply chain management. You will be responsible for the full lifecycle of data-related projects, from strategic design and implementation to the ongoing enhancement of data systems and processes. As the functional owner of data architecture for sustainability, you'll orchestrate the creation and management of tailored data frameworks, ensuring alignment with business goals. Your role involves close collaboration with data stewards and governance bodies to enhance data quality, acting as the main liaison between the Data & Analytics Center of Excellence and diverse stakeholders. Additionally, this role requires collaboration with existing IT Sustainability data leads supporting Carbon Management, Circularity, and ESG Reporting. You will play a crucial role in translating business needs into effective data solutions and analytics, driving the development of data workflows and pipelines, and maintaining a holistic view of all sustainability data to identify key synergies and interdependencies.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead and orchestrate the overarching Sustainability Data efforts, ensuring a comprehensive view across all pillars (ESG Corporate Sustainability Disclosure Management, Carbon Management, Risk Management, Product Sustainability & Circularity Performance, Environmental Management, Sustainable Supply Chain Management);
  • Actively assist the business in identifying and defining new, high-impact sustainability-focused data-driven use-cases. This role involves leveraging the value from all functional data work to drive meaningful and valuable sustainability outcomes;
  • Assume complete responsibility and demonstrate leadership in guiding all data-focused projects within the sustainability portfolio. This encompasses the strategic oversight of the entire lifecycle of data initiatives and processes, from initial design and implementation to ongoing improvements. Key responsibilities include thoroughly documenting requirements, effectively managing the backlog, and ensuring coordinated efforts in all aspects of data-related initiatives;
  • You will assume the role of the data architecture functional owner for sustainability. This involves taking the orchestrator role for designing, implementing, and continuously managing the data architecture tailored to sustainability initiatives. Your responsibilities include orchestrating efforts and collaborating with relevant teams to identify crucial data sources, as well as establishing and refining key performance metrics. You are the business voice in technical decisions around data;
  • Exert influence and collaborate closely with data stewards and other governance bodies to ensure that any identified gaps in data management are effectively addressed including a continuous improvement in data quality;
  • Serve as the central point of contact and main liaison between the Data & Analytics Center of Excellence for Sustainability Data and cross-functional teams and stakeholders. In this pivotal role, align and synchronize efforts to establish a cohesive, data-driven approach to sustainability. This involves not only facilitating effective communication and collaboration across departments but also continuously evaluating and refining data strategies, and ensuring adoption of solutions;
  • Act as the key intermediary between business stakeholders and the data team, understanding and analyzing their sustainability data needs. In this role, effectively translate complex business requirements into actionable data solutions and insightful analytics;
  • Lead the efforts in bridging data gaps, standardizing data collection, and enhancing data quality to deliver investor-grade data, ensuring compliance with ESG reporting requirements;
  • Direct and guide solutions architects, data architects, and data engineers in designing and developing key data workflows and pipelines;
  • Develop and maintain an overarching perspective of all Sustainability Data, identifying synergies and interdependencies across various pillars.

This is who you are

  • Demonstrated ability to drive a project, and work both independently and in a team;
  • High level of enthusiasm and a love of data;
  • Strong Analytical skills and proficiency in data analytics techniques required including presentation of data results;
  • Ability to multi-task with minimal supervision and superior decision-making, analytical and problem-solving abilities;
  • Ability to apply strong communication skills to resolve conflict professionally and routinely interact in cross-functional groups;
  • Ability to lead teams in a cross-functional, global, diverse and multi-cultural environment;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to present and interact across levels in the organization, including upper level executives in IT and within the business teams;
  • Strong functional capabilities to engage effectively with business stakeholders;
  • Global mindset and experience in managing global teams.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, MIS, or related technical field;
  • 4+ years hands-on experience in leading complex/large scale data management projects;
  • Proficient in data management and analytics tools;
  • 5+ years direct experience in Data, Data Analytics, data integration and visualization; experience creating data models, data blending, Database, Data Management, data warehouse and ETL design and development;
  • Strong expertise in sustainability data domains, including ESG Reporting, Carbon Management, and Circularity Data is required;
  • Knowledge of SAP data is a plus!

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.


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We are LyondellBasell – 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 champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  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.

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