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Legal & Public Affairs Business Services Manager

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Date: Aug 6, 2018

Location: The Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging, cosmetics, soap, household detergents and carpet, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products. We are a global company with 5,000 employees supplying customers in nearly 140 countries and generating more than $9 billion in annual revenues. Our research discoveries have helped transform our industry, and safety remains our top priority each step of the way.

Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We are a mid-sized company with the family-like atmosphere of a small company and a culture of respect and inclusion. A diverse group of people working together means we are bringing the best ideas to the table. We also value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. Our company is recognized as one of Forbes Best Midsized Employers, and we have been named among the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces for four consecutive years.

The communities where we live and work are an integral part of what we do. We show our commitment by volunteering locally and making a pledge to sustainability. To us, sustainability means keeping the health and safety of our workforce paramount, being a responsible steward of the environment, creating the chemical building blocks for products that will exceed customer expectations, and acting responsibly and ethically across our global business dealings.

There’s never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. We recently completed our $6 billion U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project expansion and have an eye toward further growth. We are positioned better than ever before to serve the global and growing demand for high quality plastics used in products that improve our quality of life. If you’re ready to grow with us, apply today!

 

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is seeking qualified and highly-motivated candidates to serve as Business Services Manager in its Legal & Public Affairs department (“L&PA”) located at its headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas.  Chevron Phillips Chemical's L&PA department numbers over 50 professionals and direct and indirect reporting relationships covering global operations.  

      

This is a newly created, high-profile position within the department and will serve as a member of the L&PA leadership team (“L&PA LT”) comprised of the Senior Vice President L&PA, Assistant General Counsels and Public Affairs Manager.  The Business Services Manager will oversee administrative functions of the department, including:

 

  • Ensure department compliance with enterprise procurement, internal controls and delegation guidelines and processes;
  • Develop, document, implement and maintain management financial reporting systems and processes, including regular variance reporting systems and reports for L&PA LT;
  • Oversee department compliance with annual enterprise strategic planning, budgeting and reporting processes and monitor ongoing status and data integrity;
  • Champion, coordinate, and serve as systems administrator for department-level recordkeeping, legal matter management, and knowledge management tools and platforms;
  • Monitor, document, and liaise between the L&PA LT and other personnel regarding administrative roles and responsibilities across the department, including proactively spotting administrative issues or friction points and developing and implementing changes to constructively address;
  • Serve as liaison role between L&PA and the Finance and Information Technology departments on core initiatives and platforms;
  • Serve as liaison to outside vendors (including law firms) on administrative matters and processes, including engagement, onboarding, and billing processes;
  • Lead department-level administrative initiatives, including training and ensuring collaboration amongst L&PA personnel areas such as administrative, financial, and computer-based platforms;
  • Facilitate and participate in L&PA Leadership Team meetings, including preparation of agendas and decision support materials;     
  • Maintain L&PA business continuity plans and strategies; and
  • Facilitate and prepare content for department-level events.

 

The incumbent must maintain fluency in legal practice management best practices and standards and public affairs areas in order to ensure effective interface and compliance with corporate systems, policies, and internal controls.  Responsibilities will include department accounting, management financial reporting, budgeting, policy development, enterprise process / system design, and program compliance. 

 

 

Professional Qualifications:

 

  • Four (4) year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, preferably in a finance, accounting, management or legal field of study;
  • At least ten (10) years of experience working in a corporate, consulting, or law firm environment, including at least five (5) years of directly applicable experience;
  • Prior experience designing, implementing and training in work process flows and software platforms;  
  • Recognized ability to effectively manage multiple, simultaneous projects, clients, and responsibilities in a highly visible role with considerable autonomy;
  • Prior success in developing, communicating, collaborating, leading change, and effectively pursuing enterprise-level policies, programs, applications, and procedures;
  • Capable at navigating financial statements and working within financial accounting and internal control structures;
  • Adept at developing, maintaining and leveraging management financial reporting;
  • Fluent in enterprise reporting platform system (SAP preferred), and Microsoft Office suite;
  • Prior administrative experience with legal practice management and billing systems or similar software platforms a plus.

     

 

Personal Attributes:

 

  • Self-starter and personally driven to prioritize workflow and deliver superior work product and results;
  • Consistently exhibits high ethical standards and strong work ethic;
  • Creative at recognizing and solving problems or friction areas, particularly with respect to core administrative functions, systems, and activities;  
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to train and counsel others in systems and processes within span of responsibility;
  • Effective at ensuring the appropriate level of communication down, across and up the reporting chain;   
  • Exhibits sound judgment and discretion with considerable autonomy;
  • Able to effectively lead, supervise, and otherwise work as loyal and productive member of cross-functional or multiple stakeholder team;
  • Committed to building relationships, mentoring, and leveraging the diverse talents of L&PA team members and other stakeholders across the organization; and
  • Organized and attentive to details.

 

 

Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at www.cpchem.com.

 

Paper resumes will not be accepted. All job seekers must go to the web site to be considered for positions. If you are interested in applying for this position and need an accommodation to apply, please contact our Human Resources Service Center at 1-800-446-1422, option 4.

 

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age,disability, veteran status or marital status.

 

Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: No

Closing Date: 08/27/2018


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