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Lead AP Data Analyst


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  84249
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Accounts Payable (US)
Division:  Finance


Come Join An Inclusive Team:

This position supports the Global Accounts Payable in the transformation of Invoice Processing, Travel & Expense, and Vendor Master Data while focusing on the delivery of the overall P2P strategy processes and performance outcomes.  The Lead AP Data Analyst will identify and monitor common process bottlenecks and create a mechanisms for regular process reviews and continuous process improvement to measure our KPI performances. In addition, the Lead AP Data Analyst will support both the Senior Manager, Global Accounts Payable and the Director, Global Shared Services with ad hoc project requests including the roll-out of process related standards, methods and technologies governed by the Global Process Owners, governance rules for making change, and providing structure as well as expertise on how to conduct process improvement initiatives.

A Day In The Life:

  • 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. 
  • 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.

You Bring This Value:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Mathematics, Accounting, MIS or equivalent.

Work Experience: 

  • Approximately 6-8 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.
  • SAP S/4 FI/CO system knowledge, be able to document and train the team. Knowledge of how margin analysis works in SAP S/4 would be a plus.
  • Experience with Internal Controls and SOX/404 requirements.
  • Have a very good understanding of the S2P/P2P 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 tools such as Celonis and Power BI Skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Access.
  • 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.

What We Offer:

We offer employees a competitive total compensation package, which includes base pay and variable incentive pay programs. This supports a pay-for-performance culture, recognizing both individual and company performance, as well as benefit programs that are highly attractive and competitive within the markets for which we compete for talent.

  • The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to three days a week from home.
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Retirement (Pension) Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Educational Assistance
  • Choice of Preferred Provider or Consumer Driven Medical Plan including Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and LTD Insurance




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


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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