At a glance
Location: US-TX-Houston
Posted: 7/29/2020
Closing: 8/28/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Employment Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Procurement Manager
Job description

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2020, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the 'World's Most Admired Companies' for the third consecutive year.

Basic Function
  • LyondellBasell's Global Procurement function facilitates supply solutions globally for the company. We manage supplier relationships to provide value to our stakeholders in the acquisition of materials, services and integrated business solutions.
  • This position will manage a team of 8 buyers supporting 5 locations within the Gulf Coast region and will report to the Field Buying Procurement Manager.
  • This position will be primarily located at our Houston Refinery, 10 miles (SE) from Downtown Houston, TX. However, 30% (driving-distance) travel to Gulf Coast manufacturing sites, as well as LyondellBasell's North American Headquarters in Downtown Houston, is required as part of this position.
  • Manages and develops Procurement staff located at multiple sites within the Gulf Coast region.
  • Serves as single focal point for Manufacturing and operations for the entire region.
  • Collaborates with peers in other regions of U.S. and the Procurement Service Center to drive continuous improvement and alignment
  • Supports development and implementation of sourcing strategies for site-specific and regional technical services and materials spend
  • Drives purchase-to-pay process performance improvements
  • Acts as a true business partner for sites leadership teams and provides comprehensive procurement solutions to all stakeholders
  • Collaborates with Centralized Sourcing Category and Regional Sourcing teams and reinforce one team mind set when implementing Sourcing strategy
  • Maximizing Managed spend and ensures that spend not covered by strategy is well managed, via market analysis, RFP/RFQ, supplier negotiation and other activity
  • Ensures all operational procurement KPIs are under control
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of purchase-to-pay and strategic sourcing processes, procedures, and systems in full compliance with internal control requirements.
  • Using the latest technology in day to day work and opened up to new ideas like digitization
  • Consistently works towards bringing procurement team as a whole into best run Procurement Organization
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Understands GoalZero principals, educates the team and implement those principals in everyday life
  • Ensures high ethical standards are met by self and the organization within area of responsibility
  • Do work in compliance with all LYB policies, standards, rules and procedures
  • Manages and develops Gulf Coast Field Procurement team to become 'best in class' to provide timely acquisition of technical services and materials at lowest total cost of ownership within specified time frame
  • Coaches, develops, and motivates employees through formal and informal processes including dialogs, skill gap analysis, training and coaching
  • Supervises and develops Buyers within the procurement team to meet efficiency and KPI targets.
  • Understands and promotes concept of total cost of ownership and use it in day-to-day operations.
  • Holds regular business reviews with the site leadership teams and provides detailed report of the function performance to all site managers
  • Understand Operations / Manufacturing needs and ensures that goals are aligned with company goals, business drivers, and functional goals.
  • Develops effective 'business partner' relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Works effectively with the suppliers in compliance with the highest ethical standards
  • Implement and maintain metrics that clearly indicate the performance level of departmental and supplier effectiveness.
  • Accountable for contracts in area of responsibility including sourcing plans, strategy implementation, change management
  • Maintains focus on value added activities and able to identify and implement alternative, innovative, and creative solutions to drive lowest total cost of ownership. Capable of balancing cost saving opportunity with risk mitigation
  • Develops strong working relationship with Category team; approaches the sourcing strategy methodology according to guidelines; conducts necessary project management activity for local site projects.
  • Acts as a champion of change with internal customers and staff
  • Leads moderate to more complex projects. Can manage multiple work streams with moderate risk and complexity; develops the strategy for projects including cross- functional teams and can effectively lead cross-functional teams.
  • At the site and regional level, promotes cross-functional teams in assessing risks and developing models associated with supply and technical improvements.
Min. Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required (or recognized equivalent).
  • 10+ years related experience required with a degree (12+ years in lieu of a degree)
  • Prior experience as a manager, leading a team of direct reports is required.
  • 3+ years of chemical or oil & gas experience and knowledge related to purchasing and materials management is required.
  • 10+ years of experience in Technical or Business-related positions.
  • At the site and regional level, possesses and advanced knowledge of the company products and processes at local sites relating to production, maintenance, materials management, and purchasing.
  • Advanced knowledge and ability to apply the concepts of general business systems, personnel management, team dynamics, purchasing management, concepts of strategic planning and sourcing, performance measurements, and management through systems at local teams and sites.
  • At the site and regional level, possesses an advanced understanding of markets and business practices at site level.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree preferred (or recognized equivalent).
CompetenciesBuilds effective teamsCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer focusDemonstrates courageDrives resultsEnsures accountabilityInstills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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