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Procurement Specialist

Company: Lyondellbasell
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Basic Function
LyondellBasell's Global Procurement group facilitates supply solutions globally for LyondellBasell. We manage supplier relationships in order to provide value to our internal customers in the acquisition of materials, services, and utilities. As the procurement 'boots on the ground' in the sites, the Procurement Specialist will serve as "procurement ambassador" or "one stop shop" for internal customers, helping to ensure different parts of the procurement value chain (category, ESS, AP) are appropriately leveraged to meet client needs. As "value-creator" the role will have focus of advancing competitiveness from rapid sourcing, rapid renegotiation as well as contract and T&C negotiation to meet the assigned cost savings objectives. Furthermore, the procurement specialist will serve as the "connector" between commodity strategy/categories, stakeholders, and transactional arm of procurement, to ensure common understanding to minimize spend leakage.
Roles & Responsibilities

  • Execute defined commodity/segment sourcing strategies for assigned sites, eg. RFP / tender.
  • Negotiate T&Cs or Contracts in alignment with Sourcing Specialist, with regional/local suppliers to achieve minimum TCO.
  • Support collection of supplier performance feedback from site stakeholders.
  • Manage LYB relationship with local / regional suppliers.
  • Support as required/appropriate the implementation of category Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) strategies with local/regional supplier affiliates/entities.
  • Identify and/or champion continuous improvement initiatives that deliver overall efficiency gains.
  • Define & implement robust stakeholder engagement plan, ensuring early procurement involvement.
  • Train stakeholders on procurement processes and initiatives, eg. lump-sum vs T&M; strategic vs non-strategic suppliers; managed spend improvement, Free-Form Text (FFT), timely GR etc.
  • Acts as a direct procurement contact including for urgent orders for internal clients located at various assigned company sites up to agreed spend level.
  • Acts as field-based liaison for escalation of requests between sites and ESS team.
  • Provide, as required, on-site support and follow-up with stakeholders for procurement initiatives.
  • Subject matter expert for SAP procurement processes and systems incl. ESS support.
  • Communicate unplanned outages, in a timely manner, to procurement manager and ESS (expediting, buyers etc.) to ensure adequate support & coverage.
  • Review, with Maintenance, their 3-6mth lookahead to identify opportunities for value creation; communicate requirements timely.
  • Provide site intel + inputs to enable development of fit-for-purpose strategy.
  • Review / assess (in conjunction with Regional sourcing) commodity strategies (or "1-pagers") to (i) identify gaps / non-strategic spend (ii) define action plan to close gaps / deviations (iii) communicate actions and track execution.
  • Provide feedback to Category Managers on commodity strategies.
  • Maintain ownership of assigned local / regional contracts, OAs & e-catalogs.
  • Develop & maintain annual blanket POs list; coordinate negotiations & PO creation processes.
  • Provide on-call / after-hours buying coverage for NA sites per on-call roster.
  • Process or issue POs from PRs; and support other transactional activities as required.
  • Monitor/track KPIs with ESS for buyer / site default queues; Escalate as required to maintain consistently acceptable service levels.
  • Act as single point of contact for warehouse / planners for emergencies.
  • Support or Lead (if assigned) buyer response team to unplanned outages or other emergencies.
    Min. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • 4 years related experience.
      Preferred Qualifications
      • 2-3 years of chemical / engineering or related industry experience is desirable.
      • Experience using SAP ERP system for procurement processes
      • Experience using Ariba is preferred but not required
      • Experience with creating RFx, PO's, Contracts and SOW (SAP Ariba, SAP ECC)
        Builds effective teamsCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer focusDemonstrates courageDrives resultsEnsures accountabilityInstills trust and exemplifies integrityLyondellBasell (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. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.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 r--sum--s 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.Nearest Major Market: Houston

Keywords: Lyondellbasell, Pasadena , Procurement Specialist, Other , Pasadena, Texas

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