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Manager, Plant Controlling


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  78582
Department:  MC&A, LLO and LKO
Division:  Finance


Basic Function

Responsible for the cost accounting, analysis, reporting and internal control coordination activities for two manufacturing sites in the Lake Charles, LA area. This position is considered a key member of the management team serving multiple sites. This manager position plays a crucial role in manufacturing decision support by providing recommendations of a financial nature supported by key information on historical trends and related analysis at the micro level. 

Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities, as they relate to the manufacturing sites include (but are not limited to) management of the following:

  • Annual budget process 
  • Site forecasting and LRP functions
  • Monthly and quarterly cost reviews for plant management and senior company leaders
  • Site capital processes with Capital Administration 
  • Internal controls and compliance with SOx
  • Annual benchmarking
  • Management Representation Letter
  • Classification of costs (fixed vs. variable)
  • Contract reviews specific to site
  • Financial support to two site managers and their staff
  • Two or more site finance professionals

Min. Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting, finance or other related business degree is required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in financial or manufacturing accounting.
  • ERP and data retrieval / analysis experience preferably with SAP and Business Warehouse.
  • Ability to work independently and solve complex problems with minimal guidance
  • Possesses high level of customer attention and focus with appropriate discipline toward being the Financial Conscience for site leaders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has a critical role in inspiring others both in and outside of the CFO organization to perform tasks impacting the overall Financial performance of the Sites.
  • Effectively fosters positive working relationships.
  • Strong ability to influence: works effectively with various levels within the organization.
  • Possesses a high level of communication skills required to build relationships at levels at, below and above incumbent level.
  • Strong ability to coach and teach those inside and outside of the CFO organization driving toward a well-rounded supported organization.
  • Capable of pushing back on business partners when circumstances require.
  • Experience working in a plant environment





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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.


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Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles

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