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Advisor, Business Advisory Services


Poznań, PL, 60-829

Req ID:  75146
Facility:  POZNAN-6731
Department:  Business Advisory Services
Division:  Finance

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the fourth time in a row. More information about LyondellBasell can be found at

Short Description

LyondellBasell is looking for an experienced finance professional with the drive and knowledge to help transform how our company executes financial processes. The right candidate has highly developed project management skills and can advise a team, supporting high-impact projects to improve processes and ways of working at our Shared Service Center. 

LyondellBasell Poznan SSC, originally established as A. Schulman Poznan yet now part of the LyondellBasell family, is hiring! 
In order to support our sustainable growth, we are currently looking for a FINANCE BUSINESS ADVISOR 

Basic Function

The Business Advisor directly contributes towards success of the team through the planning and execution of projects across Finance, supporting proper transition within global process streams and shared service centers, and advising teams on business process. The Business Advisor is thus responsible for owning designated projects tasks/phases as well as guiding teams in leveraging data and the using innovative processes, tools and techniques to further evolve Finance’s Project Management and business process improvement capabilities. 
The Business Advisor should demonstrate good team partnering and functional teaming skills with peers and will apply the required knowledge and experience to support assigned initiatives and projects. The Advisor is an experienced professional with proven success in executing and managing projects and/or process improvements with demonstrable understanding of the interdependencies across finance business processes, teams, and systems. 
This position will report to the Senior Manager, Business Advisory Services.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Participate in project management and coordination services for major process or organizational changes
•    Serve as an internal consultant executing internal and external project management, change management support and process improvement for broader Finance teams and Global Process Owners (GPO’s) and their respective committees with development of phased end-to-end process improvement plans. 
•    Engage with Change Management personnel from other departments. 
•    Coordinate specific action items with HR and other functional teams as required to implement and effect change management whenever projects impact employees.
•    Support GPOs to adopt and drive efficiency in change implementations within their teams. 
•    Assist with process alignment, ownership and proper transition within process streams, across regions and across multiple global process owners 
•    Support in the development and implementation of Service Level Agreement (SLA) or Operating Level Agreements (OLA) between process owners and functional process responsibility teams and coordinate changes with internal stakeholders. 
•    Assist with the research, development and socialization of project management methodologies, tools, processes across the broad Finance stakeholders to further evolve project management capabilities within Finance. 
•    Stay informed on latest innovation, leading practices, and market developments in the use of data & data analytics for process improvements, and in new project management methodologies and tools.  

Min. Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, business administration or equivalent work experience is required; any other advanced degree is an advantage. 
•    5 to 7 years working experience in management consulting, project management, process-improvement positions of increasingly responsibility.  
•    At least 2 or 3 years of experience in a senior role or team-lead positions within an international environment.  
•    Solid project management skills; successful track record of leading projects requiring coordination of work across multiple stakeholders, consensus building, problem resolution, and consistent demonstration of process improvement.  
•    Past experience with waterfall project methodology, or Agile project methodologies (Scrum/Kanban) and use project management tools (Azure Dev Ops or MS Project) is required 
•    Understanding of end-to-end business processes and process-frameworks (APQC, lean six sigma) is an added advantage.  
•    Understanding of data interrogation /data analysis and visualization tools is an added advantage. 
•    Robust presentation and analytical skills including expertise in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word 
•    Effective individual contributor at the senior or team-lead roles with responsibility for sub-process, projects and results. 
•    Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Proficiency in English is required; 
•    A good understanding of data and analytics techniques; 
•    Experience working in a global, dynamic and deadline driven environment.  
•    Active and hands-on and able to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision. 
•    Strong analytical skills and ability to understand new concepts and effectively communicate 


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