Manager, Logistics, Marine & Terminals

January 7, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type


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

Supply Chain is a customer-focused Center of Excellence providing industry-leading service while delivering differential value to the business, today and into the future. We separate our Supply Chain functions into several areas; these include logistics, customer fulfillment, services, trade compliance, and support for business processes and systems.‚Äč

As a member of our dynamic Supply Chain team, you will play a critical role in helping us supply our products to a global customer base. In this contributing through others role, you will be responsible for managing the cost, reliability, and service of our logistics operations to be consist with business objectives and goals. This position will support either Rail, Marine & Terminals, or Truck & Warehouse. During a typical day, you will lead all commercial and operational Supply Chain activities for the specified mode of transportation.

This position reports to the Director, Supply Chain Americas and is located at our North American Headquarters in Downtown Houston. The position offers a competitive base salary, bonus, 401K matching, generous benefits package, pension plan, parking subsidy and employee discounts.

Roles & Responsibilities

Manage logistics team to support reliable logistics service for specified mode of transportation including operational, commercial, and transportation compliance activities with annual spend between $200MM-$500MM (10-15 FTE).

Act as a liaison with Supply Chain leadership, operations planning, commercial business, manufacturing, transportation compliance, and external Logistics Service Providers.
Business Alignment

Benchmark Culture

  • Drive benchmark culture which may include, but not limited to, development of organizational metrics and gap closure solutions, supporting Advancing Competitiveness initiatives, and fostering a GoalZero culture internally and with our Logistics Service Providers.
  • Develop standard guidelines and operational procedures to maximize operational effectiveness while minimizing expense.
  • Establish and maintain key performance indicators (KPI) that ensure compliance, operations excellence, cost leadership and improvement initiatives.

Operating Discipline

  • Create efficient Lead-to-Cash processes while also identifying and managing Supply Chain risks.
  • Ensure timely/accurate incident reporting and investigations are conducted to properly identify root cause and implement preventative measures.
  • Responsible for ensuring LYB owned assets and transportation activities are compliant with regulatory requirements and LYB standards.

Logistics Procurement

  • Accountable for North America logistics costs as well as to develop solutions for deviations from business plan to ensure performance metrics are met.
  • Ensure logistics network is maintained and optimized to provide best in class logistic costs.
  • Develop commodity strategies and sourcing plans for each of the services procured, implement those plans, and measure vendor performance ensuring alignment with procurement standards and LYB control guidelines.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors to ensure strong, productive, and honest interaction throughout the relationship/contract/agreement. Maintain strong business relationships both internally and externally.

Talent Management

  • Communicate clear goals to team members to foster growth and career development.
  • Encourage a positive organizational culture that respects people, values professional development, and strives for continuous improvement.
  • Lead by example to create a platform with high employee loyalty.
  • Operate with a strategic mindset to provide scalable process improvements and to support business objectives and goals.
  • Model LyondellBasell core competencies with internal and external stakeholders beginning to develop the skills necessary to contribute strategically.

Min. Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years' experience in Supply Chain, logistics, business, manufacturing or other related experience.
  • A Bachelor's degree is required. Master's Degree or MBA preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have managerial courage as well as the desire to grow and develop people.
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent negotiating skills, good judgment & results orientation.
  • Commercial acumen and business understanding are required for this role.
  • Demonstratable ability to perform in a fast-paced environment that requires rapid decision-making and task delegation with immediate impact on business results.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' managerial/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Meets qualifications for Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
  • Proven success to deliver strong business results and lead continuous improvement
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Able to maintain professionalism and prioritize multiple responsibilities concurrently in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Analytical skills and the ability to apply them to purchasing decisions.
  • Composed in time-sensitive situations, comfortable delivering difficult news.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, BI, and Bourque.
  • Experience with ERP software such as SAP is desired.


Builds effective teamsCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer focusDemonstrates courageDrives resultsEnsures accountabilityInstills trust and exemplifies integrity

Referral Bonus: $1,500.00

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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