Experienced Business Analyst (petrochemical industry)

Our client is a petrochemical giant with EMEA headquarters based in the North of Brussels.

Jouw job


The Business Analyst will work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand structure/ policies and operations of the organization that they are representing and also to recommend solutions to enable maximization of operational effectiveness and excellence. The Business Analyst will coordinate, collect, develop and maintain sets of reports for the business lines and management; analyze, document and recommend process changes that would positively influence the operational performance of our organization.


Key responsibilities

  1. Reporting & analysis at business line level covering following aspects:
  • Undertake analysis in order to review product lines activities and performance versus targets. Conduct regular review with them to discuss performance-deviations – provide recommendation to ensure corrective actions as necessary.
  • Participate in product line business meeting in order to understand, assess, develop and maintain business information that support business strategy/ goals or analysis. Support P/L in the development of presentations that may include financial, business and market.
  • Participate in S&OP Meeting: provide support on analytics related to S&OP meeting (i.e. revision of historical trends, research demand drivers, netback analysis).
  • Independently conduct timely & accurately complex analysis on assigned reporting, which provides a basis for financial planning towards Business Lines & General Management.
  • Responsible for compliance in matters related to SOX.
  • Present solutions to problems for which there is no established approach.
  • Conduct any reporting & analysis at business line level.
  • Analyze & determine opportunities to streamline actual report and data systems, not only for own area of responsibilities but also for the organization when needed.
  1. Budgeting:
  • Prepare / consolidate sales and marketing budgets and forecast from assigned Business Lines.
  • Coordinate inputs of expense budget by Business Line.
  • Review-analyze submitted logistic budget by Business Line and ensure alignment with related sales budget.
  • Coordinate price and volume changes among JV’s and other producers.
  • Consolidate all received input and discuss with Business Line Manager to develop marketing plans.
  • Review actual against budgeted performances and give explanation in case of deviation. 
  1. Providing support to General Management – Finance – other departments requirements:
  • From a product lines level which they are responsible for: pull analysis and provide information / explanations / data to meet general management requirements ensuring accurate and consistent data and timely submission.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis to support the development of presentations / reporting at general management level.
  • Provide upon request of Finance department for reporting purpose, inputs / commentary / details on variances from analysis of operating cost reviews, financial and business performance.
  • Provide support in company / inter-department’s initiatives, such as supply chain-cost to serve, … 
  1. EA region Pricing Management:
  • Provide support to Product lines related to pricing management system on the following aspect:
    • Profit analyzer tool – reporting capabilities
  • Undertake analysis, provide visibility on product costs, netback – product margin:
    • Review, report results/ statistics to Product lines, General Management, US and Saudi (GPDC) and provide recommendation as necessary
  • Manage rebates
  • Manage minimum prices. 
  1. Lead projects as assigned.

Jouw profiel

  • Master in Finance, Economics or Business Administration.
  • 3 – 10 years of experience as business analyst, controller or finance business partner.
  • Strong experience in: Microsoft business analytic tools (i.e. Power BI), access database, SQL, SAP Business Intelligence, ERP
  • Fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset.
  • Experience in petrochemical industry is an asset.

Het aanbod

Our client offers a permanent position within an international company that offers career opportunities to its employees. The working environment is stimulating and the package is above market, including a company car.

Interested? Send your cv to finance@bakker.be, mentioning the reference FIN7269.

Referentie: FIN7269
Ervaring: 6-10
Locatie: Zaventem
Contract: Voltijds
Studieniveau: Master

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