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Sr. Sourcing Specialist, Utility


Suzhou, CN

Req ID:  78725
Facility:  Suzhou-485
Department:  APAC Raw Materials and Utilities
Division:  Global Business Services

Sr. Sourcing Specialist, Utility

Basic Function

This is a key position within APAC Raw Material & Utilities Procurement Department of LyondellBasell with high visibility across LyondellBasell’s APAC divisions and organizations. 
Supports category managers in the implementation of sourcing plans and tactics to effectively manage the assigned portfolio and associated activities.
Understands the APAC country electricity and other utilities market. Work closely with APS site define electricity/ Natural gas and other industry gas sourcing strategy and purchasing operation.  
Manages effective internal client and supplier relationships up to the senior level.
Contributes to the implementation and continuous improvement of procurement processes, procedures and systems through written policies, procedures, training, and effective measures consistent with internal controls.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Creates value by providing appropriate input into the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, function/business specific related agreements and related work processes in accordance with the global strategy.
•    Define APAC Re-newable engnery sourcing strategy which co-ordinate with APAC site and global utilities procurement team. 
•    Follow up APAC country and local renewable energy policy which APS site located to define best fit solution drive productivity. 
•    Work with APAC site and global team define best solution on green electricity sourcing and contract negotiation.
•    Work closely with APAC site for routing energy sourcing contract negotiation to drive productivities.   
•    Analyzes bid responses to determine the most responsive and responsible bidder to optimize total cost of ownership for the internal client.
•    Begins to independently manage sourcing projects with increasing complexity and medium value.
•    Executes procurement sourcing strategies in-line with overall functional and/or corporate objectives.
•    Analyzes spend/data/trends to identify and develop overall strategic sourcing initiatives which meet the needs of the customer and provides solutions/recommendations to the Category Manager based on research of institutional spend, end-user impact, feedback and marketplace analysis
•    Articulates LYB procurement policies and standards. Encourages and enforces compliance. Answers inquiries requiring interpretation of policies and contributes to a strong governance culture by complying with appropriate governance policies and procedures.
•    Promotes excellent working relationships with internal customers and other supporting organizations.
•    Ensures that business drivers, departmental goals and measures are aligned.

Min. Qualifications

•    Bachelor's degree required (or recognized equivalent).
•    5+ years experience required in chemical or related industry combined with MRO and utilities purchasing and materials management strategy / contract management
•    Negotiations and contract experience required
•    Familiar with SAP operation

Preferred Qualifications

•    Familiar APAC country energy consumption policy and carbon neutralization footprint. 
•    Business acumen
•    Drive for results and strives for excellence
•    Impact and influence
•    Strategic thinking 
•    Supplier quality management skillset. 

Critical Competencies/Behaviors:

1.    Customer Focus – able to understand the needs of the (internal) customers and to translate these in the best sourcing strategies
2.    Drive for results and desire to achieve ‘the best’ – get things done, sense of urgency
3.    Excellent communication skills, as well orally as in writing – able to influence, communicate and present to senior management - business as well as manufacturing.
4.    Problem solving and decision making – provide the right analysis, develop should cost models, assess different supply options and substantiate proposed solutions with numbers if needed. Propose and decide on path forward
5.    Ability to convert details to strategy – able to see the bigger picture, look beyond the contract itself
6.    Mature, independent worker and critical. Team player yet not afraid to speak up


1.    Proven track record of commercial skills with the capability to negotiate the best deal for the company considering the balance of short/long term, cost, complexity and risks
2.    Understands Cultural differences and how to develop and implement results at different regional environments, markets, conditions, laws and legislations across APAC

1.    Fluent in English language (speaking and writing). 


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

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