Dow Chemical Global Commercial Process Leader in Houston, Texas

The Dow Chemical Company's Dow Energy Business currently has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Global Commercial Process Leader, to be located at our Houston Dow Center, TX.

As the Commercial Process Leader you will work with the leadership team to design and implement work processes, Rules of Engagement, and tools needed to deliver on the Energy Business strategy and increase the productivity of the Energy business. You will engage and lead cross functional teams composed of Energy commercial managers in US, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, IT and finance to develop solutions and ensure business compliance. You will be also responsible for executing and improving the monthly Texas power invoicing process with an energy spend of $ 20 mm/month. In addition, you will engage with corporate functions to ensure compliance with various compliance reports such as: Compliance & Environmental Management reporting, Customer & Investor transparency via Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Investor & Supply Chain Response reporting, and Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) questionnaire.

Main activities

  • Owns an improvement and ideation pipeline for the business

  • Build new capabilities models and implement solutions to enable the implementation of the Energy business strategy globally, interacting and leading cross functional teams.

  • Identify, assess, and optimize the current work processes for energy and non energy sites across the regions aiming for increased productivity. Act as a focal point for the business in Corporate Compliance & Environmental Management Reporting

  • Owns the monthly power invoicing and closing process for Dow’s Texas sites, implement new tools to streamline the invoicing process, support the separation of duties and can be leverage to other 2nd party invoices processes.

  • Act as an emerging or knowledgeable contact in the areas of energy commercial activities, approaches, work processes and methods. Manage cross-functional projects and relationships. Leverage internal consulting skills, communications and project and work process methodologies

  • Participate on or lead cross-functional team projects to increase business profitability and enable new business opportunities.

Key responsibilities and Example of Goals that would be typical for this job

  • Design and implement work processes to deliver on Global Energy Business Rules of Engagement and improve Business Productivity

  • Map current global work processes and define gaps vs the Energy Strategy

  • Lead multifunctional teams to develop solutions (i.e. accounting systems and reporting tools)

  • Write work processes and procedures

  • Lead Energy inputs related to Compliance & Environmental Management

  • Carbon Disclosure Program (CDP) is a report to ensure Dow meets voluntary reporting requirements, responding to customer, investor and supplier requests:

  • Responsible for completing and validating the CDP Investor & Supply Chain Response on behalf of Dow Energy and for reviewing with appropriate internal resources (Legal, Investor Relations and Office of the Corporate Secretary) and submit public report by the reporting deadlines.

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), provides data and narratives for sustainability related reporting

  • Complete Dow Jones Sustainability Index questionnaire section on Climate Change (DJSI - Climate Change)

  • Address Auditing Report Finding

  • Develop a plan, track progress and deliver on the milestones

  • Lead multifunctional teams in different areas

  • Define and implement Energy Business reporting

  • Drive solution development for Energy Commercial Business reporting

  • Lead engagement and solution evaluation for Energy Contract Management database.

  • Be viewed as a change agent who can help articulate why we need to change to become more efficient and effective

  • Owns the closing, estimate and reporting activities of our Texas sites, selling over $ 350 million of power per year

  • Complete 100% on-time and accurate

  • Develop tools and processes to improve existing invoicing process

  • Leverage tools and process to invoicing other Energy Services to 2nd parties such as Olin

  • Analyze and report business performance

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent Communication Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Value Creation, and Project Management capability are required.

  • Technical proficiency in the use of computer applications, and sound analytical skills are required.

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required

  • Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Business

NOTE: This position does offer relocation benefits.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

Dow Offers:

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


Global Commercial Process Leader



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