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Business Analyst


HK, No ZipCode

Req ID:  79921
Facility:  Hong Kong-9998
Department:  Business Decision Analysis
Division:  Global Olefins & Polyolefins

Business Analyst

Basic Function

Business analysis on plastics market, application segment, competitive analysis and business unit/JV performance.

This position provides Asia O&P management and corporate business unit directors with strategic and market analyses necessary to understand development in Asia and build plans to capture strategic opportunities including sustainability.

The incumbent serves as the focal point to evaluate, report and make recommendations related to a range of activities. These activities include both commercial and operational decisions related to LYB JVs, Marketing and Sales, business profitability, strategic direction, key customer profile, capital investments and recycled plastics.

The position strongly interfaces Asia Polyolefins and JV Management, Sales Directors, Marketing Director, Asia Sales,  corporate Business unit Directors and SP&T organization.  The incumbent is a core member of the Business Team along with Marketing Manager and Marketing Manager.

The position requires interaction with external consultants; Operations Staff groups (ADTS, HSE, Supply Chain), JV Business/Planning staff group and other functional groups such as Finance, Credit, Treasury and Tax Departments.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide performance analysis and reporting including budgets, actuals and forecast.
  • Develop business analysis on olefins and polyolefins markets including recycled plastics.
  • Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to BAP commercial organization on Asia business trend and activities.  Analysis included macroeconomic, government policies and targeted industry movements. 
  • Collaborate with China Business Services team on China polyolefin supply/demand and industry development updates on regular basis and to provide industry cost benchmark analysis.
  • Provide analytical support to BAP and corporate SP&T organization on development of commercial opportunities as required.  
  • Provide operation analysis on selected JVs to help LYB management on decision making.
  • Provide business analysis on Asia commercial initiatives and benchmark olefins and polyolefins market.
  • Develop and optimize pricing process of supply sources to be delivered to Customer Management, Marketing and Supply Chain.
  • Support digital transformation and data management programs.

Min. Qualifications

  • 8 years or more of chemical or related industry experience with 5 years of sales, planning, evaluation or business analyses experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in either a technical or business field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • Solid technical & professional knowledge in chemical industry (preferably plastic with additional industrial knowledge on automotive, FMCG, construction is plus).
  • Strong analytical and evaluation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills required to work with senior management and to operate effectively as a business team member.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Advanced PC skills, including spreadsheets, Power BI, database, graphics, statistical forecasting and modeling.
  • Independent, efficient and able to work under pressure with tight schedule


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Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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