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Lead Business Finance Analyst


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  81684
Facility:  Rotterdam-554
Department:  APS Controlling - Europe
Division:  Global APS

Are you looking for a position where you will be responsible for reporting and analyzing the financial results of on of our business units? And are you experienced in financial controlling and management reporting? Do you want to work in a leading  international company within its field, in an environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

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 Lead Business Finance Analyst it is your role to support the business in budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analyzing the financial results of the business and to support the business in other financial matters 


Responsibilities & Accountabilities: 

  • Preparation of the monthly rolling financial forecast – income statement and working capital – for the business on basis of the S&OP process, input from Procurement and the financial forecast models
  • Maintenance and continuous improvement of the financial forecasting models
  • Analysis of the actual monthly business results and comparison to budget and forecast
  • Liaise with manufacturing/asset optimization for individual production plant cost reporting and margin analysis
  • Reporting of actual business results and analysis to business and finance management
  • Provide support in business/ financial presentation preparation for senior management
  • Preparation of the EBITDA budget for the business
  • Preparation of the fixed cost budget for Advanced Polymer Solutions (APS) Europe in cooperation with senior business management
  • Support business, segment and finance management in accounting and other financial matters with respect to the business
  • Plans own activities according to deadlines

This is who you are

To be successful in this role you must recognize yourself in the following profile:

  • Displays positive attitude, takes initiative and demonstrates ambition
  • Sets high standards of performance for oneself and embraces continuous improvement
  • Demonstrates accountability
  • Establishes harmonious and effective working relationships with both team members and stakeholders
  • Leverage knowledge and resources within the team and believe in the power of many
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills, able to simplify complex processes and communicate understandably to stakeholders
  • Ability to use good judgment in what and how to communicate with stakeholders

This is what you bring

  • MSc. Business Economics / Finance-related qualifications, or BSc. in one of these areas with proven track record in a position at MSc level
  • Minimum 3 years of business/financial controlling and management reporting experience in a world scale business environment
  • Proficient user of Excel
  • Experience with SAP and Onestream is beneficial
  • Fluent in Business English

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 three 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 Manoe Koningstein  (Corporate Recruiter) at manoe.koningstein@ 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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