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Lead Business Finance Analyst


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  81623
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  Finance & Strategy
Division:  Circular and Low Carbon Solutions


This is Lyondellbasell


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. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role


As a Lead Business Finance Analyst you will provide support to the regional C&LCS Financial Lead Business Development (BD) and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and business partners with strategic, market, economic and technology analysis and provides assistance with valuation analyses of potential acquisition targets and assistance throughout the transaction process. 


Furthermore you may provide support in the identification and analysis of new feedstock opportunities and reporting of leads.


You may support various stages of LYB’s Forecasting and Planning process including Long Range Plan (LRP) and Annual Performance Plan.


These are your roles & responsibilities


  • Initial analyses and business cases of potential partners and targets.
  • Preparation of documents for negotiations with partners and targets and internal decision making.
  • Analyses of potential feedstock opportunities and analyses of logistics providers.
  • Coordinating and validating input with internal stakeholders (Finance, Legal, Commercial).
  • Maintain intelligence on market, pricing, supply/demand, trade flows, competitor profiles, segment mapping, cost curves benchmarks.
  • Support the LRP and financial planning process.
  • Execute first screening of project opportunities as they arise.
  • Support in preparing monthly business review reports, and presentations for Leadership Team and Board meetings.

This is what you bring


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Engineering with adequate finance experience.
  • MBA or other advanced degree is an advantage.
  • At least four (4) years of experience in planning, evaluation, business and financial analysis
  • Solid information technology skills are required to access company data in support of performance management processes and to identify profitability improvement opportunities.
  • Advanced analytical skills including spreadsheets, database, graphics, statistical forecasting and modeling
  • Understanding of corporate finance, financial modeling and analytical tools (IRR, payback, EVA, NPV, etc).
  • Advanced PC skills, including Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint, databases, graphics, financial modeling.
  • Fluent English skills

This is who you are


You possess interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively as a team member, and achieve results through the contributions of other people within and outside the immediate organization. You have exceptional verbal, written and presentation skills to communicate, facilitate and influence others. You are flexible, have strong skills in evaluation and analyses, drive for results and are strong on time management

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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