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Advisor, Business Advisory Services



Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Are you a passionate and experienced project manager who can drive change and innovation in Finance? As a Business Advisor, you will lead and support various projects and initiatives to improve people, processes, and systems across the Finance Strategy and Transformation (FS&T) team. You will also partner with Global Process Owners (GPOs) and other stakeholders to identify and implement best practices and new ways of working. Join us and become a key agent of change within Finance! Welcome to Lyondellbasell...

This is the role

The Business Advisor is an individual contributor role that is key towards the overall team's success and a key enabler for the Value Enhancement Program (VEP). The Business Advisor will lead through influence and work to identify strategic opportunities, drive value-propositions, prioritize ideas, lead the planning, execution, and support of various project throughout project management and change management activities. The BAS Business Advisor is also responsible for owning designated projects /phases as well as guiding teams to leverage data and the use of innovative processes, tools and techniques to further evolve Finance’s Project Management capabilities.

The BAS Advisor should demonstrate good team partnering and functional teaming skills with peers. They will apply their knowledge of processes and past experience to support assigned initiatives and projects. The Advisor is an experienced professional with proven success in executing and managing projects and/or process improvements with a demonstrable understanding of the interdependencies across business processes, and systems. This position will report to the Senior Manager, Business Advisory Services.

Roles & Responsibilities

  1. Participate in project management and coordination of services for major process or organizational changes;
    • Preparation and maintenance of project plans, tracking progress and status reporting;
    • Coordinate status meetings, create and maintain status reports;
    • Develop and maintain key project artifacts to drive timely execution e.g. Risks, Actions, Issues and Decision Logs (RAID), governance documentation e.g. project Charter, or requirement documents;
    • Ensure coordination points within functional areas and across multiple functions such as GPOs, subject matter experts, Internal Controls, IT, and other stakeholders are established and are working smoothly. Proactively manage and communicate changes in project scope, identify and manage project risks; escalate as needed for quick resolution;
    • Assist with process alignment, ownership and proper transition within process streams, across regions and across multiple global process owners to remove “grey areas”;
    • Conduct research, develop project management methodologies, tools, processes and socialize these across the broad Finance stakeholders to further evolve project management capabilities within Finance.
  2. Serve as an internal consultant by applying modern methods, advanced data analytics, data visualization and tools to provide new insights into current state and redesigns for transformative outcomes;
    • Providing strong analytics and change management support for broader stakeholder Finance teams;
    • Executing internal and external support for Global Process Owners (GPOs) and Stakeholders. This also includes their respective committees with development of phased end-to-end process improvement plans.
  3. Engage with Change Management personnel from other departments and support the team in the: Development and execution of change management plans on key initiatives and projects and help drive awareness, adoption and the ultimate organizational change required;
    • Support the actualization of defined communication strategies, and plans;
    • Support communication planning, messaging and execution of creative delivery across projects;
    • Conduct change impact analysis across people and process, develop risk assessments, and assess change readiness during projects;
    • Continuously gather feedback from key partners to adjust change and communication strategies where needed;
    • Coordinate specific action items with stakeholder functional teams and HR as required to implement and effect change management whenever projects impact employees e.g., organizational changes on reporting lines.
  4. Support budgeting, requisition and billing process within FS&T as well as primary stakeholders and 3rd party vendors;
    • Reconcile Statement of Work billing schedule with invoices received as needed and ensure compliance and requisitions are adequately funded.
  5. Stay informed on latest innovation, leading practices, and market developments in the use of data & data analytics for process improvements, and in new project management methodologies and tools.

This is who you are

  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Proficiency in English is required;
  • Robust presentation and analytical skills including expertise in Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Active and hands-on and able to work independently with minimal guidance and supervision;
  • Effective individual contributor with responsibility for sub-process, projects and results;
  • Practical experience with the use of modern project management tools & project methodology is an added advantage;
  • Good Understanding of end-to-end business processes and /or process frameworks (APQC, lean six sigma) is an added advantage;
  • Understanding of data interrogation /data analysis and visualization tools is an added advantage.

This is what you bring

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a major in Accounting, Finance or related field; any other advanced degree or business certification is an advantage.

Work Experience:
2 to 5 years working experience in management consulting, project management or process-improvement positions of increasing responsibility;
3-years’ experience in a role-based position within an international environment. A Good understanding of accounting and finance processes is an added advantage.

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 James Smeets at james.smeets @ for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

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We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.