Data Analyst, Accounts Payable


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  81958
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Purchase to Pay & Master Data
Division:  Finance

Are you looking for a process oriented role in Accounts Payable? And are you experienced with process improvement in this area? Do you want to work in a leading  international company within its field, in an environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

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.

This is the role

In the role of Data Analyst, Accounts Payable you will support the AP Senior Team Lead in the transformation of Invoice Processing, Travel & Expense, and Vendor Master Data while focusing on the delivery of the overall Global Accounts Payable strategy processes and performance outcomes. You will identify and monitor common process bottlenecks and create a mechanisms for regular process reviews and continuous process improvement to measure our KPI performances. 

This includes the roll-out of process related standards, methods and technologies to govern by the Global Process Owners, governance rules for making change, and providing structure as well as expertise on how to conduct process improvement initiatives.



  • Analyze large volumes of data, create visually engaging dashboards for reporting, interpret results, and provide recommendations for business performance improvements.
  • Defines and monitors key performance indicators success, to regularly publish performance reports for executive, business leadership, and customer audiences.
  • Ensure timely and accurate performance reporting for different activities, including KPI reporting, efficiency/productivity reporting, and ad-hoc reporting as needed.
  • Design, implement, test and validate dashboards, analyses, and reports within various analytical tools. 
  • Coordinate and combine all processes for all entities in scope to control backlog and improve KPIs
  • Collaborate with business and technology stakeholders, process owners and end users to understand their objectives and requirements to translate them into various data application requirements and use cases.
  • Lead workshops with process improvement and business teams and use various data applications such as  Celonis, Power BI or SQL to identify and qualify opportunities for operational and process improvements.
  • Employs process flows, cycle time, process time and waste concepts as appropriate. 
  • Continuously improve the dashboards and views in line with business requirements, technology development and methods for data analysis.
  • Act as a key point of contact for management and Global Process Owners to ensure standardization of reporting.
  • Documents types of process decisions and potential impact of each decision.

This is who you are

To be successful in this role you must recognize yourself in the following profile:

  • Process oriented with strong analytical skills and a focus on process improvement
  • Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.
  • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or equivalent.
  • Approximately 5-7 years of experience in finance with strong evidence of promoting innovation and efficiency by streamlining and standardizing business processes while leading others in an organization with similar operational scale and geographic footprint.
  • Experience with Internal Controls and SOX/404 requirements.
  • Process Management: Knowledge of business process improvement tools and techniques and ability to understand, monitor, update, or enhance existing business or work processes
  • Process Improvement: Understanding and insight into evaluating current product quality and production methods and ability to maintains focus on the continuous improvement of processes, products and services.
  • Data Analysis: Knowledge of and ability to utilize data analysis tools to sort through and analyze enterprise data in order to identify factors influencing business performance and to gain greater insight into trends within a business, industry and customer base.
  • Have a very good understanding of the AP processes and KPIs with experience on the Concur functionality.
  • Experience in analyzing large volumes of data and are able to combine data from many different sources
  • Experience in a global, fast-paced, dynamic and deadline driven environment.
  • Deep understanding of the business and finance processes within the Petrochemicals business model, highly desirable. 
  • Strong computer and analytical skills with various dashboards and datamining tools like Power BI, experience with Celonis is considered a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Proficiency in English – both written and orally and preferably at least one other language.

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. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.Please enter minimum qualifications here.


Please feel free to contact our Senior Corporate Recruiter at manoe.koningstein@ for more details. 

Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. The recruitment process starts with an initial phone screening followed by two/three business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer and a background check will be part of the process.

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