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SAP Functional Tax Analyst


Poznań, PL, 60-829

Req ID:  75103
Facility:  POZNAN-6731
Department:  IT Product Team-RtoR Treasury,Risk,&Tax
Division:  Global Business Services

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 consecutive year.

Basic Function

The Functional Analyst is a key position in the discovery and delivery of technology solutions for business. The Functional Analyst, through continuous consultation with the functional areas, has a deep understanding of business operations and is capable of articulating solutions in business terms and not technical jargon. They are capable of envisioning potential value for new IT solutions. While a Functional Analyst has a deep understanding of specific business areas, that expertise is set into a broader context of understanding of the business processes and technical capabilities that may cross functional boundaries. The Functional Analyst is an individual contributor who is responsible for helping with gathering of business requirements to ensure business objectives are met by the new IT solutions as well as the design, development and execution of projects. The Functional Analyst must ensure the full systems lifecycle process is adhered to, overseeing solutions through the entire implementation process. They must be proficient in Project Management disciplines from requirements gathering through implementation of the functional solution. The Functional Analyst advocates for their clients and acts as the single point of contact for incident management, new services and resource allocation. This position reports to the IT Product Team Manager and supports other Product Team Analysts.

Roles & Responsibilities

• Gathers business requirements and identifies gaps through analysis of all the information available

• Helps develop business cases, considering financial, resource, and technological constraints; develops cost estimates with consideration for business impacts and risks.

• Maintains relationship with business colleagues with excellent communication

• Leads solution design activities with client groups in a specific business area to document and finalize business requirements

• Works closely with business colleagues, to quickly understand new requirements or problems, then suggest a possible solution

• Design solutions that address business requirements and functionality gaps

• Documents solution design, conducts design reviews and obtains design sign-offs from the stakeholders

• Performs development and configuration activities as needed along with developing functional specifications for the technical teams

• Oversees and follows up on enhancements and small project implementation activities including development solution documents, functional designs. Works with technical developers to ensure business requirements are clear and development activities are on schedule

• Develops unit test cases and performs testing to ensure requirements are met for system modifications or data extracts.

• Consults with business colleagues on appropriate change management activities to achieve organizational readiness for the implementation of changes.

• Demonstrates leadership by coordinating the requirements, specifications, and user acceptance testing efforts.

• Participates in development of short and long term plans.

• Manages incident and problem management for assigned functional areas and client groups in support of on-going operations ensuring compliance with stage gate and internal controls.

• Manages monthly enhancement cycle process for development steps

Min. Qualifications

•    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / IT / Finance or related disciple with at least 6 years of experience implementing SAP solutions in a functional role.
•    Knowledge of core SAP FI/CO modules and integration with Tax -  General Ledger, Accounts Payables, Account Receivables   
•    Understanding of Indirect and Direct Tax
•    Expert knowledge of SAP VAT Tax and eInvoicing, eDocuments SAP functionality
•    Configuration and functional experience a must
•    Excellent understanding of integration points between SAP FI/CO, SAP SD and SAP MM modules
•    Should have good understanding of integration technologies such as IDOCs/ ALE/ EDI , XML, web services.
•    Understand available capabilities and services and work with supply to ensure cost efficiently and business needs are met
•    4+ years of solutions and multiple domain experience with increasing levels of responsibility in systems analysis, defining technical requirements, and performing high level design for complex solutions
•    4+ years of work experience in roles with a high level of client or end-user engagement with experience in both support and formal or informal leadership
•    Good communication skills, both verbal and written
•    Goal driven, action oriented
•    When needed, can say “no” by offering meaningful alternatives
•    Understand the drivers of organizational change and interdependencies among all moving parts
•    Value oriented, understands technology is a tool with overriding goal of business success
•    Partners closely with business partners to analyze new projects and readiness for governance decisions and provides transparency of portfolio investments.
•    More than an "order taker” they are demand shapers – stimulating, surfacing and shaping business demand.
•    Well-grounded in Service Management – represent IT to the business.
•    Communicate and defend IT policies and standards and understand how IT services benefit the business.
•    Coordinate/act as a broker of services and suppliers, including Enterprise Architecture, Solution Delivery, Service Management

Preferred Qualifications

•    Experience with  SAP S/4 HANA FI/CO and ACR (Advanced Compliance Reporting) functionality 
•    Experience with SAP GTS Intrastat  functionality
•    Knowledge of India GST Tax and China Golden Tax functionality
•    Knowledge of non-SAP Tax applications such as Vertex and Avalara 
•    Experience in the Petrochemical Industry with strong business acumen


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