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Sr. Tax Analyst


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  86068
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Global Transfer Pricing
Division:  Finance

Step into the world of global tax strategy with LyondellBasell’s Tax Planning and Counsel team, where your expertise in transfer pricing will be pivotal in shaping the company’s financial landscape. Based in the bustling city of Rotterdam, you’ll join a dynamic team of over 20 professionals across 10 countries, working collaboratively to drive compliance and enhance shareholder value. As a seasoned tax professional with 5+ years of experience, you’ll navigate the complexities of international tax law, ensuring the integrity of intercompany transactions and fostering relationships that bolster the company’s European operations. Your strategic agility and business acumen will be key in managing and resolving transfer pricing matters, making you an invaluable asset to our global network. Welcome to Lyondellbasell...

This is Lyondellbasell

As a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to unlock value for our customers, investors and society. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

This position is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is an integral member of the global tax department that is made up of approximately 80+ tax professionals in 10 countries. More specifically, this position is part of the Tax Planning and Counsel team at LyondellBasell which is a collection of 20+  individuals located in different countries working diligently to comply with our Company’s tax policy requirements and to enhance shareholder value. This team is responsible for the global tax restructurings, M&A and internal tax advisory to businesses inclusive of transfer pricing matters. In order to achieve our goals, we work closely together with the business and other corporate functions such as Treasury, Legal, Accounting and HR.
This role reports into the Manager – Global Transfer Pricing located in Rotterdam. The role will be responsible for providing transfer pricing advice to business segments and functions while also leading related compliance activities and risk assessments within the European region, working collaboratively with cross-functional teams and colleagues within Tax globally.

Roles & Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be a qualified tax professional who has previously gained experience in and knowledge of a similarly structured global organization (e.g. Big 4 Accounting and/ or Industry). Working within a global transfer pricing team, the role is a part of a much larger global department and the candidate will be required to interact and liaise with colleagues around the world.

The candidate will be comfortable working on their own initiative to achieve objectives and deadlines relevant to the role requirements and business needs in a timely and accurate manner.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with various business segment leaders in the region through:
    • Reviewing and coordinating transfer pricing guidelines to ensure consistent application of arm’s-length principles;
    • Frequent touchpoints with business representatives facilitating upfront interactions in structuring internal and external transactions with efficient and compliant transfer pricing designs;
  • Review intercompany transactions for the applicable countries/region of responsibility, primarily Asia and AFMEI:
    • Independently review and test the transactions to determine whether adjustments are necessary to the transfer pricing guidelines and processes for accurate and timely implementation;
    • Monitor intercompany transactions and identify opportunities for enhancing the transfer price established;
  • Pro-actively manage the transfer pricing compliance  for the Asia and AFMEI regions:
    • Ensure full compliance with local country documentation requirements including any specific penalty protection provisions if applicable;
    • Perform detailed analyses of transfer pricing methods employed and evaluate whether such methods are appropriate under local and OECD standards, assessing risks and potential mitigation strategies;
    • Review and maintain contemporaneous audit-ready transfer pricing documentation, communicating and collaborating with country tax managers and Global Tax Planning and Counsel team colleagues to ensure local requirements are adequately addressed and factually accurate;
  • Assist in reviewing and managing the intercompany service charge process including:
    • Reviewing the calculation inputs for necessary updates on an annual basis;
    • Reviewing the calculation and invoices prepared by accounting to ensure charges are properly marked up and expenses are properly allocated across legal entities in line with arm’s length transfer pricing requirements;
    • Ensuring proper documentation is maintained real time to support charges in future tax audits;
  • Assist in handling transfer pricing related tax audit requests led by local Country Tax Managers including advising on strategic responses with a regional and global view of Company transfer pricing policies;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with colleagues in  Finance and Supply Chain organizations to stay informed of changes impacting internal transfer pricing processes and compliance requirements;
  • Monitor transfer pricing tax law changes in the Asia and AFMEI regions, communicating potential impacts through clear and concise written documentation;
  • Assist with special projects as needed;
  • Assist in maintaining SOX controls, including any revisions to processes and quarterly validations.

This is who you are

Strategic Agility:

  • Tactical thinker using sound judgment to identify and execute immediate actions to meet critical deadlines;

Process Management:

  • Identifies relevant data needs to meet technical reporting and analytical evaluation needs, working collaboratively through others to implement efficient processes to meet regulatory and legal requirements for transfer pricing related disclosures; applies a continuous improvement mindset;

Business Acumen:

  • Develops baseline understanding of product and service flows of business segments within the Asian and AFMEI regions, communicating with peers and leaders to identify operating model changes and potential transfer pricing process risks;

Problem Solving:

  • Exercises sound judgement to resolve day to day operational and technical problems with minimal supervision; collaborates with peers to consider alternatives;

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Explains and conveys clearly and concisely facts, processes, issues, and risks to leadership in a timely manner.

This is what you bring

  • Typically 5+ years work experience within the public accounting firms  or corporate multi-national environment with focus on transfer pricing related transactions;
  • Experience collaborating with colleagues in cross-functional teams;
  • Degree in Tax or equivalent level of education (Bachelor or Masters);
  • Demonstrated expertise in transfer pricing knowledge and related processes;
  • Proficient English communication skills;
  • Detail oriented, hands-on and analytical tax professional with competent communication and writing skills
  • Confident, self-starter with ability to identify issues, formulate questions and raise with supervisors and other leaders;
  • Strong project manager able to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close tasks, managing priorities to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria;
  • Proactively assumes ownership and accountability when completing various projects;
  • Competent in assisting in managing and resolving transfer pricing tax matters in the Asia and AFMEI regions with a view to broader global  impacts;
  • Team-work oriented person with good interpersonal and communication skills.

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.


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