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Manager, Corporate Finance

at LyondellBasell

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: J3M52Z60BTXXPBTG7GD

Job Description

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell (www.lyondellbasell.com) manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries.  LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.

Basic Function

Responsible for providing analytical support to the Assistant Treasurer and the Treasurer.  Will provide technical analysis associated with global optimization of the capital structure including financing strategy, liability management, dividend strategy and the return of discretionary cash to shareholders.  Considered to be an in-house expert related to derivative analysis and reporting.  Will assist in the planning, negotiation, and execution of global debt transactions, and have day-to-day responsibility for debt compliance.  The position interfaces with senior management, commercial business units, and a broad array of functional groups within the CFO organization.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Incorporate Company's financial forecast and Long-Range Plan to a dynamic model to evaluate the impacts to our capital structure, liquidity profile, shareholder returns and agency ratings.  Assist in the decision-making process for our financing needs and shareholder distribution strategies.
  • Research current and upcoming capital market conditions build financial models to evaluate refinancing opportunities and other corporate finance initiatives.
  • Support debt offering/refinancing, credit facility renewal/amendment and other financing transactions including developing marketing materials and rating agency presentations.
  • Work with corporate finance group to develop presentations for senior executives and board meetings providing updates on corporate finance initiatives and seeking for approval as needed.
  • Contribute to cross-functional due diligence efforts to evaluate strategic initiatives as they arise.
  • Contribute to developing Company’s framework towards capital allocation to guide long-term investment decision-making.
  • Prepare Company and segment-level valuations using standard valuation methodologies.
  • Understand drivers of financial performance and develop financial metrics to report to the executive team and Board of Directors.
  • Manage the Company’s share repurchase and dividend decisions on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop and maintain bank return model to assist managing the banking relationships. Familiar with debt and other financing documentation to ensure covenant compliance on an ongoing basis.
  • Monitor existing derivative positions, develop period reports, and forecast interest expense reflecting such derivative impact.  Coordinate with accounting group to ensure derivative transactions are accurately booked and reported in SEC filings.  Research other technical aspects related to derivatives as they arise.
  • Perform lease vs. buy as well as NPV and IRR analysis to assist in the evaluation of leasing transactions and capital project approval process.
  • Assist to document, implement and maintain corporate finance policies to meet the objectives of Treasury department and broader finance organization.
  • Contribute to special projects as directed.
Min. Qualifications

Work Experience:

  • At least 7 years of corporate finance experience in the treasury function of a major multi-national company and/or banking experience with a major global bank.  Candidates with less relevant experience but with an MBA from a highly recognized program, experience with a first-tier financial institution and other high potential candidates may be considered; corporate development and/or investment banking experience is a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of global capital markets, equity/firm valuation, fixed income, derivative evaluation, corporate finance, and financial analysis.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and ability to conceptualize and communicate complex issues.
  • Must be creative and thoughtful, yet able to manage details and reach a clear, concise conclusion in a timely manner.
  • Must be able to work effectively with executive management and senior leaders in cross-functional assignments.
  • Ability to lead, develop and mentor less experienced staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, writing and presentation skills are a must as this position prepares materials directly for senior executives and board members.
  • A superior understanding of financial theory and a demonstrated ability to educate and influence decision-makers while driving consensus and alignment.
  • Superior financial modeling skills with the ability to evaluate complex problems and make well-reasoned conclusions.
  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Bloomberg skills are required.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or other related field required; MBA strongly preferred
 
Licenses & Certifications:

Chartered Financial Analyst and/or Certified Public Accountant license a plus

CompetenciesBuilds effective teamsCollaboratesCultivates innovationCustomer focusDemonstrates courageDrives resultsEnsures accountabilityInstills trust and exemplifies integrity

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: Houston

LyondellBasell is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical, and refining companies. We participate in the entire petrochemical value chain, from refining to specialized petrochemical product end uses. We are the largest producer of polypropylene and polypropylene compounds; a leading producer of propylene oxide, polyethylene, ethylene and propylene; a global leader in polyolefins technology; and a producer of refined products, including biofuels. Additionally, LyondellBasell is a leading provider of technology licenses and a supplier of catalysts for polyolefin production. We are geographically diverse with an extensive global manufacturing, supply, technical and commercial infrastructure. Our products are used in numerous countries around the world. As economies around the globe develop, the demand for our products continues to grow.

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