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Analyst, Cost


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  80907
Department:  LKO Operations, Olefins and Utilities
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

This position is a part of the site Project Polaris organization and will collect and analyze financial data associated with all Project Polaris initiatives to ensure consistency of reporting the delivery of financial benefits for the site.  Project Polaris is the name given to an organized approach to implementing and delivering strategic initiatives that enhance value for the site.

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Perform trending studies and analysis for site initiatives
•    Prepare information and metrics for routine site meetings and reports
•    Engage with Project Polaris Initiative Owners to build spreadsheets and automate monthly benefit calculations (performance and actual)
•    Engage with Engineering to collect actual implementation costs for all site initiatives
•    Engage with Finance to collect actual monthly pricing data of raw materials and product margins on a timely basis
•    Conduct reviews with Finance to ensure they approve and are aligned with all site monthly benefit calculations
•    Ensure all impacts are uploaded successfully into the tracking software tool 
•    Develop implementation cost forecasts 
•    Help analyze and distribute unit variance data for the site to encourage new ideas for strategic initiatives
•    Perform other related duties, as assigned by site Polaris team

#LI - Hybrid

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Min. Qualifications

Area of Expertise, Requirements
•    Advanced understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
•    Advanced understanding of mathematical calculations and trending software


Education and Work Experience 
•    High School Diploma (or equivalent) with 2-5 years of experience in cost forecasting 
•    Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, or related field is preferred
•    Knowledge of SAP maintenance and project systems is preferred
•    Previous experience in project cost control or finance is preferred


Languages English


Other skills
•    Excellent influencing and communication skills
•    Ability to work across multi-disciplinary teams and interact with all levels of the organization
•    Ability to work in a diverse team environment
•    Excellent Computing Skills
•    Strong Analytical Skills
•    Strong quality focus with attention to detail
•    Commitment to HSSE
•    Self-motivation and high initiative
•    Petrochemical (Chemical Plant, Refinery, and etc.) experience a plus


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles

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