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Business Finance Manager - O&P Europe


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  81914
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  O&P EU
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu

Are you an experienced Financial manager within a multi-entity complex global environment? Are you a financial with technical affinity with deep understanding of business performance drivers in the chemical industry? Welcome to LyondellBasell...

This is LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): 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. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

The Manager Business Finance, O&P EU is responsible for the financial, business and commercial support and Controllership activities related to LyondellBasell’s O&P EU Olefins Business. It’s a Finance leadership role within the O&P Finance and Strategy position with management responsibilities for the EU Olefins Business and will report to the Director Business Finance, O&P EAI and Technology. This role will be a key member of the Business Finance team as well as the O&P EU business leadership team, with strong focus on driving strategic initiatives, continuous improvement and championing enterprise-wide initiative to add value.
The position has high exposure to the O&P EU business leadership team and is expected to be highly collaborative with functions outside of the business including HR, manufacturing and corporate finance (Accounting, FP&A, Treasury, Investor Relations, Strategic Planning & Transactions, Tax, Finance Strategy & Transformation, and Audit).


Main Responsibilities

  • Directing business finance operations and controls;
  • Ensuring finance support, effective analysis and insights to enable business and management reviews and drives business responsiveness to changing market opportunities/conditions;
  • Responsible for the monthly rolling financial forecast – income statement and working capital –on basis of input from the business and other service functions. Provide insight into the business and market outlook;
  • Ensuring forecast accuracy and accountable action plans are in place to mitigate risk;
  • Accountable for ensuring quality deliverables for the Olefins Business and delivering key business insights to leadership both periodic and ad-hoc;
  • Ensuring critical decisions are financially based;
  • Ensuring profitability is maximized both short and long term, cash flow maximization, working capital optimization and effective fixed asset utilization;
  • Ensuring effective investment analytics.

Operational Excellence

  • Accountable for providing business support on strategic projects and modelling of cash flow returns, by cross functional collaboration of Strategy and Planning, SP&T, Manufacturing and the Business.
  • Accountable to lead Performance Plan and LRP Process and ensure consistency in regional and global assumptions, prioritization of growth projects and scenario planning.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Finance
  • MBA, CPA, Chartered Accountant / Controller or other advanced degree is preferred. 
  • Experience in the petrochemical industry and/or adjacent industries preferred;
  • 10+ years of relevant finance experience in a multi-entity, complex global environment;
  • Direct experience managing a business or company level performance plan and forecasting process;
  • Strong financial modeling skills are required creating/managing a forward-looking financial view, considering key business drivers;
  • Experience with reporting systems and SAP. Experience with large scale system implementation and/or process improvement projects are considered a plus;
  • Understanding of business performance drivers in the chemical industry;
  • Fluency in English is a must.

This is who you are

  • Able to bridge quantitative with the qualitative; a strategic thinker that can roll up their sleeves;
  • Partner well as a collaborative, high achiever with strong focus on the “How”;
  • Able to motivate in a team-oriented, and highly collaborative environment;
  • Excellent in interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Able to set and manage priorities, multitask and meet deadlines;
  • Passioned for driving continuous improvement;
  • A problem solver with strong solid business acumen; in possession of extensive analytical, organizational, prioritization, and time management skills;
  • Able to stay abreast of current business/market conditions for the business unit through close business partnership in order to forecast future economic/financial impacts for any number of variables.

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 our sr Corporate Recruiter at natalie.backx-cornelissen @ for more details. 

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