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Tax Planning Manager


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  81315
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Tax France, Italy & Spain
Division:  Finance


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 Tax Planning Manager role is a member of the Global Tax Planning and Counsel team and is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  This is a newly created role reporting into the Director – Global Tax Planning for the EAI region.   
You are principally responsible for developing and implementing global tax planning and risk mitigation strategies with a focus primarily on pan-European tax matters, requiring close coordination with business representatives, colleagues within Tax and other corporate positions as well as external advisors in various jurisdictions. The areas of responsibility would typically include those listed below: 


Tax advice for EAI business segments 

  • Act as point of contact appointed and engaged with key stakeholders in the different business segments to support operational matters and identify tax savings opportunities 
  • Provide direct tax technical support to the LYB business segments relative to operational activities and structural changes in their organizations
  • Identify and pursue meaningful tax incentives in particular in the area of Sustainability 

Develop and implement global tax planning and risk mitigation strategies

  • Identify opportunities for legal entity simplification, business synergies and tax savings through internal restructuring transactions
  • Lead implementation of cross-border tax planning projects in coordination with other internal stakeholders (Treasury Dept, Controlling, General Accounting, Legal, Business leads, Directors of Legal entities…)
  • Lead multi-jurisdiction legal entity restructuring projects in support of commercial and operating model changes

Develop and implement tax controversy strategies across common issues in the EAI region

  • In collaboration with local country tax managers, develop tax controversy and litigation approaches on common issues across the region
  • Identify and implement process improvements to increase efficiencies and mitigate risks 
  • Support on implementation of corporate governance related projects as part of risk mitigation strategies globally
  • In coordination with Transfer Pricing team, develop and implement global/regional approaches to cross-border transaction or audit driven tax opinions, tax rulings, MAPs, and APAs 

This is who you are

  • Strong project management skills: able to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close the work of a diverse team from different departments;
  • An analytical tax professional with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Risk based approach in developing approach to tax planning scenarios and tax audits, controversy matters;
  • Confident, self-starter with ability to work with minimal direction and supervision;
  • Drives results and proactively assumes ownership and accountability when completing various projects;
  • A team-work oriented person with good interpersonal and communication skills.

This is what you bring

  • 8 – 10 years’ work experience within the Big Four or corporate multi-national environment with exposures to International Corporate Income Tax and other tax matters across different European countries. Dutch tax expertise is a plus;
  • Master’s degree in Tax / International taxation or equivalent level of education / Qualified as a Tax Lawyer in one large European country (NL, UK, Germany, France preferred);
  • Excellent tax technical and analytical skills;
  • Specific and extensive experience in dealing with European and international cross-border issues and various types of legal and business structures (partnerships, joint ventures, branches);
  • Experience with managing people and/or projects with functional or cross functional lines;
  • Fluent in English both verbal and written forms, fluency in another European language.

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 our sr Corporate Recruiter at natalie.backx-cornelissen @ for more details. 
Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two/three business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer a background check will be part of the process.

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