Senior Category Manager



Senior Category Manager




WO werk- en denkniveau

Type chemie






Senior Category Manager

Fulltime | Rotterdam

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 to source 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…

This is LyondellBasell

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.

This is the role

Our manufacturing sites all depend on energy, from steam to electricity, as well as on 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? Does this change our sourcing strategy? Which 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 vision and the dynamic energy markets. 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 contact Manoe Koningstein at +316 1543 1182 for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button.


Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

Keywords: Senior Category Manager, fulltime, Rotterdam, manufacturing, master’s degree, electrical, chemical, mechanical, engineering,business economics, experience




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Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button.


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Please feel free to contact Manoe Koningstein at +316 1543 1182 for more details

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