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Tax Planning Manager EAI


Rotterdam, NL, 3013 AA

Req ID:  85476
Facility:  Rotterdam-548
Department:  Tax France, Italy & Spain
Division:  Finance

Step into the pivotal role of Tax Planning Manager EAI and become the strategic architect of tax optimization and risk mitigation for a global enterprise. This position offers the chance to shape pan-European and international tax strategies, collaborate with diverse business segments, and drive impactful projects across the EAI region. Ideal candidates will bring 8-10 years of experience from the Big Four or a multinational setting, with a mastery in European and International Corporate Income Tax. Join us and lead the charge in navigating the complex tax landscape, fostering sustainability, and advocating for advantageous tax policies. Welcome to Lyondellbasell...

This is the role

The Tax Planning Manager Europe, Asia & International (EAI) role is a member of the Global Tax Planning and Counsel team and is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands reporting into the Director – Global Tax Planning for the EAI region.   
The Tax Planning Manager EAI is principally responsible for projects requiring the development and implementation of tax optimization  and risk mitigation and controversy strategies with a focus primarily on pan-European tax and international tax law matters. In this role, the Tax Planning Manager EAI acts as the linking pin between and works closely together with the Tax department,  key representatives of LYB’s business segments, other corporate functions as well as external advisors in various jurisdictions.

Roles & Responsibilities

  1. Tax advice for EAI  business segments;
    • Establish relations and act as point of contact appointed and engaged with key stakeholders in the different business segments to support operational matters and identify tax value enhancing or risk mitigation opportunities;
    • Provide direct tax technical support to the LYB business segments relative to operational activities and structural changes in their organizations;
    • With the assistance of subject matter experts from the tax team and/or advisors, act as the project manager and lead the tax-related input to strategic business projects;
    • With the assistance of local country tax managers, monitor, identify and pursue meaningful tax incentives in particular in the area of Sustainability;
  2. Develop and implement global tax planning and risk mitigation strategies;
    • Identify opportunities for legal entity simplification, business synergies and tax optimization and risk mitigation through internal restructuring transactions;
    • Lead implementation of cross-border projects in coordination with other internal stakeholders (Treasury Dept, Controlling, General Accounting, Legal, Business leads, Directors of Legal entities…);
    • Lead multi-jurisdiction restructuring projects in support of commercial and operating model changes;
  3. 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 as well as country-specific issues across the region;
    • Identify and implement guidelines and 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;
  4. Drive the tax policy monitoring and advocacy agenda for the EAI region;
    • In collaboration with local country tax managers and the Transfer pricing team, monitor local direct tax, European and international (i.e., OECD/UN) developments and understand the impact for LYB;
    • Disseminate the relevant knowledge in a tangible and practical way across the tax team as well as other key stakeholders;
    • Lead the development of the tax advocacy agenda, including participation in selected and targeted business groups as representative of LYB.

This is who you are

  • Flexible and agile mindset: ability to switch from in-country perspective to holistic picture and vice versa;
  • 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 multinational environment with exposures to International and European 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 or equivalent 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 Senior Corporate Recruiter at james.smeets @ for more details. 

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