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Junior Manufacturing Financial Controller


Berre l'Etang, Bouches-du-Rhône, FR, 13131

Req ID:  84484
Facility:  Berre Cpb-521
Department:  MC&A, France & Spain
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

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. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


The Petrochemical Pole of Berre is a petrochemical complex that covers nearly 1,000 hectares, located on the banks of the Etang de Berre, 30 km from Marseille in the south of the France. This site includes a steam cracker and world-class Polypropylene and Polyethylene units. Polyolefin units produce Polypropylene and Polyethylene with a large number of domestic and industrial applications. This site also includes chemical units and logistics facilities such as port equipment, pipelines, storage and distribution terminals.


Today, the Berre site is entering a new dynamic by working on common objectives and projects. Decarbonization, sustainability, circularity are at the heart of LyondellBasell's vision, constituting our strategy. Moving in this direction requires transforming and anchoring new processes in our corporate culture. The idea generation aims to allow the site to reveal its potential, and to continue to write history in a perspective of sustainable value creation. This new dynamic is accompanied by a campaign to recruit talents wishing to contribute to the evolution of the company.


As part of our activities, we are looking for a Junior Manufacturing Financial Controller (F/M) for our petrochemical site in Berre.

Basic Function

This position is the competent financial dialogue partner for Utilities site management providing value added support through timely, high quality and leveraging financial information & insights to optimize performance.
Key activities include monthly performance reporting on variable and fixed costs, the contribution of the annual performance plan, monthly forecast updates in order to closely monitor, project and manage manufacturing cost performance and internal control support activities for all aspects of the site units &  support services.
The Junior Manufacturing Analyst is a key liaison between Manufacturing, Procurement, Business Finance and General Accounting. The role will also partner with other support organizations (e.g. Internal Controls, Audit …) to ensure compliance with accounting principles and control standards that impact manufacturing costs, working capital, and site EBITDA. The role seeks to influence decision making by providing a financial perspective that drives profitability while understanding and managing risks common to manufacturing operations.

Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities, as they relate to the manufacturing sites include (but are not limited to) management of the following:

  • Financial support to the unit & Support services Managers and staff 
  • Cost accounting, analysis, reporting and internal control coordination activities 
  • Site forecasting and LRP functions
  • Annual Performance Plan process 
  • Internal controls and compliance with SOx (accurate, complete and timely)
  • Classification of costs (fixed vs. variable / OPEX vs. CAPEX)
  • Ad-hoc support 

Min. Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree or above in Accounting, Finance or related discipline
•    1-2 years of experience in financial or manufacturing accounting.
•    Knowledge in SAP (FI; CO and MM modules) and use of Microsoft Office applications and Business Warehouse
•    Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
•    Possesses high level of customer attention and focus with appropriate discipline toward being the Financial Conscience for site leaders
•    Fluent in spoken and written business English
•    Ability to speak other Local languages used at the manufacturing site (French) 
•    Operates with a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

•    High level of communication skills required to build relationships at levels at, below and above incumbent level    
•    Effectively fosters positive working relationships
•    Understanding of business performance drivers in the chemical industry and process knowledge 
•    Knowledge with Internal Controls and SOX/404 requirements.
•    Working in a plant environment


•    Able to bridge quantitative with the qualitative
•    Partner well as a collaborative, high achiever with strong focus on the “How”
•    Excellent in interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
•    Able to set and manage priorities, multitask and meet deadlines
•    Passioned for driving continuous improvement
•    A problem solver with strong solid business acumen; in possession of extensive analytical, organizational, prioritization, and time management skills;
•    Will not waive from doing the right thing under any circumstances; objective at all times and in all situations, always operates free from bias


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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