(Senior) Sourcing Specialist (m/f/d) - Raw Materials


Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  84482
Facility:  Wesseling-501
Department:  EU Additives
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

Are you result oriented and willing to challenge the status quo? Welcome to LyondellBasell!


For our largest European production site in Rotterdam or Wesseling near Cologne, we are looking for a


(Senior) Sourcing Specialist (m/f/d) - Raw Materials



Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Executes strategic sourcing following the agreed processes and sourcing strategy methodology for the assigned commodities with increasing complexity and high value
  • Understands strategies for assigned segments or commodities and proactively drives initiatives to meet sourcing objectives
  • Drives productivity opportunities with supply base to deliver value to the business
  • Ensures high ethical and financial control compliance standards are met by the organization
  • Maximizes revenue share and controls cost by responding to audits, surveys, or other information requests from internal and external sources
  • Answers inquiries requiring interpretation of policies and contributes to a strong governance culture by complying with appropriate governance policies and procedures
  • Works collaboratively with the Buyers in the implementation of strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Develops and composes bid specification in such a manner that internal customer needs are addressed
  • Demonstrates courage and has the initiative to challenge inefficiencies, process deviations, and strategy deviations
  • Understands strategies for assigned commodities and proactively drives initiatives to meet sourcing objectives
  • Assesses supplier capabilities thru KPI analysis and makes recommendations on supplier acceptability
  • Identifies and qualifies new suppliers as required




  • Bachelors degree (Masters degree preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years of chemical or related industry experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is preferred.
  • Experience in Business related positions required
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a global team 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge in MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SAP and ARIBA-skills



What makes us attractive

  • Attractive remuneration with a thirteenth monthly salary
  • Global bonus program
  • Various work schedules and mobile working
  • 30 days vacation and other free time options
  • Additional Long-term care insurance (CareFlex)
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Urban Sports Club Membership
  • Company medical department including physio practice at the site
  • On-site canteen
  • Employee discounts


Interested ?


Register your CV and apply via our online portal by clicking on the “apply” button. Please feel free to contact our Talent Acquisition Team  at karriere@lyondellbasell.com for more details.


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): 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. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.