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Sourcing Specialist

Job Description

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (www.lyondellbasell.com) manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Basic Function

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  • Supports category managers in the implementation of sourcing plans and tactics to effectively manage the assigned portfolio and associated activities.
  • Supports category managers by completing complex analysis for both internal requirements and external market analysis to support the sourcing process.
  • Begins to independently manage sourcing projects with low complexity and low value.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Ensures accurate definition of requirements, negotiates local contracts, establishes and maintains an effective procurement system consistent with LYB control guidelines.
  • Analyzes bid responses to determine the most responsive and responsible bidder to optimize total cost of ownership for the internal client.
  • Negotiates spot agreements, including low value/less complex strategic agreements and any changes in vendor contracts to maximize benefit to LYB.
  • Analyzes spend/data/trends to identify and develop overall strategic sourcing initiatives which meet the needs of the customer and provides solutions/recommendations to the Category Manager based on research of institutional spend, end-user impact, feedback and marketplace analysis.
  • 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.
  • Ability to decide if recurring purchases are appropriate for strategic sourcing agreement/initiatives.
  • Develops and maintains awareness of changing commodity-related business trends in the marketplace and the possible impact to the company.
  • Defends and/or justifies an award of a formal bid or proposal in the event of a formal protest filed by a vendor/contractor with support from Category or Procurement Management.
Min. Qualifications

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Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • At least 1 year related experience preferred.
  • At least 1 year of related industry experience in purchasing, engineering, and/or supply chain is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in SAP and BI is preferred.
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.


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron



Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Engineering, Manufacturing, Skilled Labor - Trades
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Chemical, Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric, Manufacturing
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 595123500
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Sourcing Specialist


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