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Sourcing Specialist Indirect (f/m/d)

Company Name:  Basell Polyolefine GmbH

Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  73386
Facility:  Wesseling-501
Department:  Region Germany & Packaging EAI
Division:  Global Business Services

LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Every day our employees of LyondellBasell work around the clock to reliably and safely deliver the plastics, chemicals, materials, fuels and technologies that advance solutions to our world´s biggest challenges. Found in nearly every sector of the economy, the products and materials produced by LyondellBasell are key to advancing solutions. With a nearly 70-year legacy of game-changing innovation, LyondellBasell is the world´s largest licensor of polyolefin and polypropylene technologies and sells products into approximately 100 countries.


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


Sourcing Specialist Indirect (f/m/d)
Technical Services Germany


Purpose of the Job:

To develop together with the Procurement Manager/Category Manager Technical Service sourcing strategies for Services Germany/Europe.

To implement the strategy and to effectively and efficiently manage procurement of Technical Services in LyondellBasell from a total cost perspective with particular emphasis on maintenance, plant capex and turnaround contracts.


Main indicative dimensions of the Job:

Procurement expenditure for services ~ 50Mio Euro per year (area of responsibilities)


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Works closely with Maintenance, Engineering, Operations, Site Service, R&D and Category Manager and or Procurement Manager to develop and  implement sourcing strategies for services in his/her area of responsibility
  • Negotiates & implements supplier contracts on a local/country, partly European level and leads supplier business relationship.
  • Manages performance of contracts regarding levels of standardisation (schedule of norms/ unit rates mainly available in local language) and intended share of turn over
  • Primarily responsible for effective and efficient operation of the purchasing process for services within specific regions in Europe 
  • Coordinates and negotiates one time services and outline agreements of same provider for whole country and if possible, cross Europe in the area of responsibility
  • Identifies comprehensive project or maintenance & plant capex to set up market inquiries instead of usage of outline agreements
  • Works with internal client group to effectively create, categorise and maintain technical service related schedules of norms and provider data records in the LyondellBasell ERP system 
  • Participate actively on technical workgroups for e.g. turnarounds to assure that this work groups have sufficiently economical focus in their approach.


Min. Qualifications

  • Master of Engineering with at least 3 years of experience
  • Procurement experience of at least 3 years
  • Knowledge about country specific contracting laws
  • Experience to source technical services like piping, E+I service, scaffolding etc. for execution in  chemical or petrochemical operating units
  • Result-oriented, willing to challenge the status quo
  • Organising, planning and project management skills
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Good commercial negotiator (negotiation training will be offered)
  • Initiative
  • Mindset open for Innovation
  • Skills to use SAP R3, SAP BW, ARIBA, Microsoft Products
  • Teamwork and Collaboration although assertiveness
  • Capability to analyse, develop and transfer internal demands into most beneficial contract solutions
  • Fluency in English and German


What do we offer

We offer you a job with a high level of diverse tasks and responsibilities in an international company that highly values the development of its employees, quality and safety. You get the freedom to take a range of responsibilities in a rapidly evolving environment. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package and challenging opportunities for growth.


Contact for more information:

Register your CV and apply via our online portal by clicking on “Apply” button.

For questions on the vacancy, please contact Tamara Dietzel, Human Resources,