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Sourcing Specialist Technical Services maintenance and plant capital projects (m/f/d)


Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  79015
Facility:  Wesseling-501
Department:  MEI Maintenance and Construction
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 Technical Services maintenance and plant capital projects (m/f/d)


Basic function

The purpose of the job is to create 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.

Support of all clients in the business and functions of responsible category areas.  An active team member with responsibility for various sourcing activities pertaining to running the business, capital projects and provides support to the overall sourcing strategy.


Roles & Responsibilities

Executes the sourcing process and can effectively source segments and/or commodities with increasing complexity and medium value

  • Understands strategies for assigned segments or commodities and proactively drives initiatives to meet sourcing objectives. Ability to assess supplier capabilities thru KPI analysis and make recommendations on supplier acceptability.  Identifies and qualifies new suppliers as required.
  • Understands strategies for assigned commodities and proactively drives initiatives to meet sourcing objectives agreements and related work processes in accordance with the global strategy.
  • Owns Sourcing events and Contracts up to a level of 10mil Euro. 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.
  • Supports Category Manager to drive external ASP (Advance Supplier Potential) and internal ACP (Advance Competiveness Potential) initiatives.
  • Supports Category Managers during complex sourcing initiatives through data modeling and analysis, change management and new process execution.
  • 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. 


Min. Qualifications

Master’s degree in sciences or engineering (Technical Degree) or comparable technical degrees

Work Experience:
3+ years of work experience in the area of purchasing, maintenance or engineering


  • Knowledge of negotiation, presentation and analytical skills
  • Knowledge in MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SAP and ARIBA-skills
  • Knowledge to create 7 step sourcing strategies (Kearney method) and Should Cost Model (Anklesaria)
  • German and English business fluent
  • French of advantage


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.

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