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Category Manager

Are you looking for a high visibility role where you will be responsible for the entire process from strategy to implementation? Are you an experienced specialist in sourcing utility commodities for manufacturing sites? And are you looking for a stepping stone to further grow your career within the international chemical industry? Welcome to LyondellBasell...

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Vast contract
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
Aantal jaren werkervaring:
10-15 jaar


Category Manager
Fulltime | Rotterdam

This is LyondellBasell
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. Our 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.

This is the role
Our manufacturing sites all depend on energy, from steam and electricity to industrial gases and water. What is the effect of the energy transition in Europe and how does this influence for example renewables and CO2 reduction? When does our current contracts end? What suppliers are future proof and which negotiation strategy is going to be the most effective and, in the end, how do we prepare the end-users to for example a supplier change? Questions we must ask ourselves daily, and that’s where you come in.

As a Category Manager at LyondellBasell you are responsible for all reliable utility supplies a manufacturing site needs to operate. Your will be the linking pin between the company’s long-term vison and the dynamic energy market. You focus on the sites in Europe ensuring the development and/or deployment of strategic purchasing plans of utilities.

You will get a lot of freedom being responsible for the entire sourcing process regarding your specialism. From strategic to operational activities, from negotiating to operationally implementing, maintaining and evaluating the quality of the purchase, sales and infrastructure contracts. So, on one hand you will be busy with long term utility solutions advising the business pro-actively. On the other hand, you will bring your advice in practice on a tactical as well as an operational level aligning all stakeholders during the process.

A complex high visibility role with a lot of growth perspective where you can stretch yourself and set the foundation for a further career!


This is who you are
As a Category Manager at LyondellBasell you are interactive, analytical and you know how to connect with people on all levels keeping your stakeholders aligned. With your well-developed interpersonal skills and business acumen you are an excellent negotiator and you love to make decisions based on facts. Being a networker by nature you know how to influence people in a positive way.

This is what you bring

  • Master’s degree in (Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical) Engineering and/or Business Economics
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience required in chemical or related industry combined with purchasing and materials management strategy / contract management
  • Strong technical affinity
  • Fluent in English language (speaking and writing). Another European country language preferred

This is what we offer
We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package.

Please feel free to call Jasper Meester at +316 27 17 56 71 for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button.

Acquisition due to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Keywords: Category Manager, Utilities, Facilities, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering