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Operations Specialist, Truck

Company: LyondellBasell Industries
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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.

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 individual contributor role, you will be responsible for directing the logistics operations and management of Logistics Service Provider (LSP) services to meet the needs of LyondellBasell from a total cost and service prospective. During a typical day, you will support all logistics operations for truck movements to ensure LyondellBasell is supplied with uninterrupted service.

This position reports to the Commercial Logistics Manager 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 domestic truck movements in support of North America Manufacturing operations.
Act as a main point of contact for Account Specialists, Plant Logistics Specialists, Operations Planners, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Logistics Commercial, and third party Logistics Service Providers (LSP) concerning all domestic truck shipments.
Manage and effectively control all applicable logistic operations for the assigned mode to create competitive advantage in cost and service.
Provide specialized analytical support to monitor and achieve continuous improvement quality, service, and cost performance; measure non-optimal costs.
Conduct operational meetings as necessary with applicable LSP to review operational performance and metrics. Lead or participate in scheduled LSP audits as applicable.
Ensure LyondellBasell is adequately supplied with uninterrupted services at the most favorable competitive value and in all conditions.
Facilitate effective collaboration with Logistics Business Consultants in the qualification and assessment of suppliers of transportation services to ensure customer service levels are maintained.
Responsible for monitoring and adjusting to market conditions, new technology, best practices, and trends in supply markets.
Perform assigned tasks within Quality Notifications ensuring acceptable root cause analysis, corrective/preventative action, and timely closure. Record, trend, and communicate monthly performance metrics.
Maintain world-class transportation knowledge by staying abreast of legislative and regulatory activities and of new developments in transportation through contacts with peers in various carrier and shipper organizations, including DOT and FMCSA.
Monitor and track Premium Freight across all modes of transportation.
Maintain Goal Zero performance on Personal Safety, Logistics Compliance, and Wrong Product Shipped.
Operate with a solution-oriented mindset with regard to process improvements; Assist with change implementation for extended system improvements or other logistics projects.
Partner with peers to provide solutions, guidance to resolve logistics or business related problems.
Model LyondellBasell core competencies with internal and external customers/suppliers.

Min. Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' relevant, industry related experience.
The ideal candidate will have demonstratable knowledge of order entry systems, tracking systems, delivery planning, rail and truck operations and an understanding of manufacturing capabilities.
Able to possess good judgment in problem solving, knowledge of company, product movements and inventory, logistics and transportation operations, company products.
A Bachelor's degree is required.
Willingness to work flexible work schedule is required.
High initiative and ability to work independently.
This role is expected to travel and/or attend external events up to 20%.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact with both external and internal customers.
The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills for problem resolution and decision making.
Able to maintain professionalism and prioritize responsibilities in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
Composed in time-sensitive situations, comfortable delivering difficult news.
Proficient in MS Office, SAP, Bourque, Inventory Management tools (i.e. IBP, SAP APO).

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

LyondellBasell (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. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Keywords: LyondellBasell Industries, Houston , Operations Specialist, Truck, Professions , Houston, Texas

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