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Business Analyst


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  79072
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  BDA EU - APS
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain


This is Lyondellbasell


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 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.

This is what you do


As a Business Analyst you provide business solutions and data analytics to the APS Regional Segment leaders with commercial, economic, market, industry, customer, process and technology analysis necessary to understand and improve business performance. The incumbent serves as the focal point for the annual long range plan, evaluating strategic opportunities and risks, and tracking the performance improvement progress. The role will provide comprehensive business case development and support for evaluating and driving improvements related to commercial opportunities, market/ product/ customer profitability, strategic marketing and sourcing decisions, capital projects, revenue growth/cost reduction, trade flow, and industry data compilation/interpretation/analysis. Data analysis thru various digital tools and applications are performed to provide the business with direction for making business decisions. You will assist Business Finance members and the APS Leadership Team through the process of contributing to a joint work product.

These are your responsibilities


The America and European regions have multiple team members and assignments are divided among the team. The American positions are based in Houston at the LyondellBasell Tower and the European positions are based in Rotterdam at the LyondellBasell office. Specific areas of responsibility and tasks for all team members are listed below:


  • Maintain a view of global market drivers which underpin assumptions for global capacity growth and LYB’s internal economic basis for the various planning and decision making processes.
  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly updates related to divisional business segment financial performance related to customers and markets, determining how margins and volumes are driving business performance.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the annual Long Range Plan process on divisional business segment level in cooperation with Marketing, Business Development, Asset Management and FP&A
  • Generate required documentation and business justification for any expansion plans or capital projects.  This includes required documentation for “Authorization for Feasibility”, “Authorization for Development” and “Authorization for Execution” processes which include the completion of an excel spreadsheet “Discounted Cash Flow” (DCF) financial model and PowerPoint presentation of the project.
  • Perform Data Analytics utilizing Power BI, Analyze in Excel, and other digital applications to combine multiple datasets into cross-section data analysis providing advanced level of business solutions and insights for the commercial organization.   
  • Support with coordination and leadership of teams chartered to improve commercial practices and processes including customer pricing, freight analysis, order builds, market attributes and end uses.
  • Complete Ad-Hoc Analysis as assigned by Business Leads with short lead times.
  • Assist the regional BDA head in the development of executive review presentations. 
  • Generate Routine Business Performance Reports utilizing Business Warehouse, SAP and Excel reports to provide quantitative analysis on customers and market trends to business groups.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the annual sales plan development and implementation.
  • Participate in a cross functional team with Financial Accounting Representative, Commercial Representative and IT Representative to develop an interim Customer Operating Margin database currently referred to the Data Lake.  Analysts reviews the transactional invoice data, existing cost streams tied to this data and compare with cost streams coming in from the financial accounting system to find interim solutions with IT to reflect a full cost to serve model on an invoice level. 

This is what you bring


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification in engineering, supply chain management, or financial / business field; MBA preferred.
  • Eight years or more relevant work experience. If work experience is in engineering (versus Financial or Commercial) 1-2 years of Commercial Experience, Financial Reporting Experience or MBA Required.
  • Understanding of corporate finance, financial modeling and analytical tools (IRR, NPV, payback, EVA, etc.) 
  • Strong analytical, evaluation, and judgment skills –Ability to handle ambiguous analytical and evaluation assignments.
  • Digital Data Analytics capabilities strongly preferred, understanding abilities to blend multiple datasets using advance tools in Microsoft Azure, Power BI, Excel, SAP, BW, and Analysis for Office to model to solve complex business problems for Marketing, Sales, and Commercial. 
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively as a team member and achieve results through the collaboration with other people both within and outside of the immediate organization.
  • Willingness for some travel to attend sales meetings or other team meetings.

This is who you are


  • Self-Motivated – Driven to operate and function independently at a high level and flexible to work on various projects.
  • Analytical/Results Oriented – Ability to analyze data quickly and efficiently.  Achieves results even in difficult circumstances and drives results
  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and activities effectively and efficiently; self-schedule.
  • Ability to Collaborate – Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives within and across functions. 
  • Ability to Cultivate Innovation – Ability to create new and better ways for the organization to be successful.  Questions the status quo.

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 two days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.



Please feel free to contact Dennie Verberne at dennie.verberne @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer a background check will be part of the process.


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