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IT Finance Business Analyst


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA Poznań, PL Wesseling, Nrth Rhine Westfalia, DE, 50389

Req ID:  81432
Facility:  Rotterdam-548, POZNAN-6731, Wesseling-500
Department:  Governance
Division:  Innovation


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 IT Financial Management Business or Product Analyst, part of LyondellBasell’s Global IT department, is responsible for providing best in class IT budgeting / forecasting practices and technical support to the IT departments. The Financial Management product team members manage the planning, successful delivery and ongoing support for the IT Finance budgeting, forecasting processes. The IT Product Analyst is a key position in the discovery and delivery of the best practices for the IT Financial Management strategy including budgeting and forecasting for IT planning, cost transparency, and cost allocations related to the Technical Business Management function. This position will lead business process improvements, information technology consulting, and IT Financial Management configuration and support.


The IT Product / Business Analyst is a key position in the discovery and delivery of technology solutions for business. This position is responsible for the requirements gathering, analysis, design and configuration for the IT Finance Business Management area with a focus on Technical Business Management including IT Planning, Forecasting, Labor Management, Contract Management, as well as integration points to other processes and systems (i.e. SAP, ServiceNow, Ariba).


This position would interface regularly with business stakeholders, development teams, and third parties to ensure that business requirements are met through proper system design and configuration. Involves active, hands-on participation in diverse, regional and global IT teams to implement IT initiatives. This is a demanding role that involves managing multiple efforts, juggling multiple priorities and interfacing at all levels of the organization.

These are your roles & responsibilities


The IT Product / Business Analyst anticipates business needs and proactively provides aligned alternatives. The position requires interaction with stakeholders and some leaders in the company, utilizing business aptitude, analytical skills, and the ability to effectively communicate and facilitate decisions.  Will need to have some flexibility to work outside the standard 8 AM – 5 PM working hours to facilitate and drive the project completion with our US, EU and Asia stakeholders. Involves active, hands-on participation with diverse, regional and global IT teams to ensure quality and accuracy in IT spend forecasts.


A high level summary of your tasks in this position are:


  • Lead process design activities with business groups within a specific business process area and/or cross-functional teams to enable achievement of key operating objectives,
  • Gather business requirements for process improvements  
  • Document, prioritize and implement process improvements that are aligned with IT Financial Management strategies
  • Documents solution design, conducts design reviews and obtains design sign-offs from the stakeholders
  • Performs development or configuration activities as needed along with developing functional specifications for the technical teams
  • Provides support during project execution, testing, Go-live and Hypercare phases
  • Works with cross-functional teams and COEs (centers of excellence) on end-to-end design and delivery of technology solutions
  • Maintain relationships with business colleagues with good communication
  • Design solutions that address business requirements
  • Work closely with OneStream COE to process operational activities for OneStream and SAP
  • Work with IT, Accounting and Finance groups to improve operational excellence and lower cost operations.
  • Participates in development of short and long term plans.

This is what you bring


To be succesful in this position you should be able to bring the following:


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, or Computer Information Systems. 6+ years of technical, business, or management experience in increasingly responsible positions.
  • Combination of business process re-engineering and/or IT systems implementation with some knowledge of IT processes, Financial, or Purchasing processes. 
  • Familiar with various technologies and curiosity in learning new systems.  Aptitude to learn technologies being introduced or developed within the company including software products such as Microsoft Business Intelligence software (PowerApps, PowerPivot, PowerQuery, etc.), Alteryx and SharePoint. 
  • Hands-on knowledge and experience in executing and improving IT Processes with strong excel and analytical skills.  Visio and power point experience a plus.  Hands-on knowledge and experience in core IT Planning / Forecasting modules (SAP, OneStream, Apptio or similar TBM applications) is a plus.
  • Project management or Six Sigma skills to facilitate excellent execution in initiatives and initiate process improvements. 
  • Experience with delivering Training sessions to process users.
  • Experience with delivering Training sessions to end users and leading Testing (includes creating a test plan, creating test scripts, working with users on UAT, meeting audit requirements for testing, working with developers on SIT, hosting testing kickoff meetings, managing testing throughout the entire testing lifecycle, documenting test results, driving testing through to completion).

This is what we hope you will bring


Any of the below requirements would be really great if you could bring that to the table!


  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT discipline  
  • Ability to provide analysis and specifications for new IT Financial processes and tools.
  • Microsoft Excel experience is preferred and experience with manipulating and completing calculations on large amounts of data. Experience with Data & Analytics strongly preferred.  Should be able to give examples of this expertise and how it was utilized
  • Big 4, Accenture or consulting experience a plus
  • Experience creating data models and Tableau Dashboards a plus. Data warehousing, process improvements, data blending and data analytics. Strong technology acumen and data visualization skills
  • Project Management / Scrum Master expertise or certifications (PMP, Certified Scrum Master) is a big plus
  • CPA, Six Sigma or relevant IT certification highly a plus
  • Experience in the following functional activities or similar activities in another functional area:
    • Providing visibility of TCO for IT Products, forecast vs budget, monthly/yearly
    • Facilitating the execution of the yearly budgeting process and the monthly forecasting or other process
    • Assisting users with complex updates
    • Creation of and maintenance of Reports 
    • Driving budgeting and forecasting process adherence across IT or driving other similar process adherence
    • Maintaining and configuring structure for IT financials  
    • Providing configuration or setup in systems in support of processes
    • Budget configuration (new columns, data elements changes)
    • Reference data updates:  FX (Actual/Plan), Contracts, vendors, projects, accounts, cost center hierarchies/mappings
    • Configuration of ad-hoc reports and creation of any needed custom reports
    • Testing and migration of latest upgrades for minor and major releases
  • Provides Adhoc user support
  • Understanding of Best Practices for some IT Processes

This is who you are


You are an analytical person who is completely in his element when working with data and people. From nature you want to help others and provide the right information at any time. You cultivate innovation, collaborate with different stakeholders on different levels, drives results and ensures accountability. You are a team player, but all strong in taking the initiative and work on something on your own. Demonstrating courage is your strong suite when helping leadership and important stakeholders on your expertise, with a customer focused approach.

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 business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer. A background check will be part of the process.



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