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Sr. Lead Analyst, C&LCS, Ventures & M&A

Posted 15 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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Embark on a transformative journey with our Circular & Low Carbon solutions team in Rotterdam, where your expertise in M&A and Ventures will be pivotal in shaping our future. As a Senior Lead Analyst, you’ll be at the forefront of our ambitious goal to generate $1bn EBITDA by 2030, driving strategic transactions that propel us towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy. Your role is not just a job; it’s a chance to make a significant impact, guiding our business through the complexities of corporate deals and setting the course for our 2030 vision. Join us, and be part of a dynamic team committed to innovation and excellence in the pursuit of a greener tomorrow. Welcome to Lyondellbasell...

This is the role

Ready to play a key role in the growth of our Circular and Low Carbon solutions organization?
Based in Rotterdam, the Circular & Low Carbon solutions (C&LCS) M&A & Ventures EMEAI team is seeking a Senior Lead analyst to support the business unit's activities in corporate transactions. Reporting to the Senior Manager - C&LCS M&A and Ventures, they will work directly with the business leadership team to roll out the organic and inorganic growth roadmap, with a focus on the origination of prospective targets and development / execution of acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. This cross-functional, highly visible role will be responsible for providing guidance through the lifecycle of the deal process. This includes: identification of prospective targets; assessment of strategic fit both strategically and financially; assistance with the transaction process from diligence through to implementation management; and assisting in negotiations with counterparties. The successful individual will also develop creative and insightful content that the C&LCS leadership and management team will rely on when deciding on and conducting strategic transactions, impacting the direction of the business unit towards the 2030 ambition. This is a unique opportunity to support a newly established Low carbon business unit with big ambitions to be generating $1bn EBITDA by 2030.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage all the financial modelling, valuation, and returns analyses for various strategic investment opportunities;
  • Assist in developing recommendations to executives highlighting critical issues, strategic fit, business case / transaction merit, and projected financial returns of projects;
  • Assist in the execution and management of transactions (mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint-ventures) including implementation post deal close (financing, tracking of synergies, etc.);
  • Support the execution of engagement letters, confidentiality agreements, offer memoranda, MOU’s/LOI’s, and definitive agreements;
  • Lead diligence efforts including working with functional teams, external support consultants, bankers and interacting with counterparties on multiple transactions;
  • Evaluate the merits and risks of strategic investments, acquisitions, divestitures and partnerships, as well as develop accompanying financial and quantitative analyses;
  • Assist in developing best practices and continuous improvement of processes within the function.

This is who you are

  • Eight (8)+ years of relevant work experience including three (3)+ years or more of relevant M&A experience (including corporate development, private equity, venture capital, investment banking and/or transaction services at Big 4 advisory firms);
  • Outstanding financial modelling skills are a must to be successful in the role;
  • Superior skills in quantitative analysis, use of Excel and PowerPoint and keen attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of financial statements and valuation methodologies;
  • Experience supporting M&A deal processes through the deal execution lifecycle;
  • Experience with shareholder financing and corporate and project Finance preferred;
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills;
  • Excellent analytical, research, organizational, and project management skills;
  • Has exceptional problem-solving skills and sound judgment;
  • Recycling/Cleantech/broader process industries experience preferred.

This is what you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or Finance;
  • MBA or other advanced (Master’s) degree is desirable;
  • Build Partnerships (Builds relationships, Fosters Trust, Works collaboratively);
  • Deliver Results (Drives high quality, sets standards, takes ownership, acts with integrity);
  • Evaluation and Analysis;
  • Communication and Facilitation;
  • Influencing People;
  • Language skills - English is mandatory and any other European language is a plus.

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.


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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell manufactures products at 57 sites in 18 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.

10,000 employees