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Tax Planning Manager EAI | Rotterdam


The Tax Planning Manager Europe, Asia & International (EAI) role is a member of the Global Tax Planning and Counsel team and is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands reporting into the Director – Global Tax Planning for the EAI region.

The Tax Planning Manager EAI is principally responsible for projects requiring the development and implementation of tax optimization  and risk mitigation and controversy strategies with a focus primarily on pan-European tax and international tax law matters. In this role, the Tax Planning Manager EAI acts as the linking pin between and works closely together with the Tax department,  key representatives of LYB’s business segments, other corporate functions as well as external advisors in various jurisdictions. The areas of responsibility would typically include those listed below:

Areas of Responsibilities


  1. Tax advice for EAI business segments
  • Establish relations and act as point of contact appointed and engaged with key stakeholders in the different business segments to support operational matters and identify tax value enhancing or risk mitigation opportunities
  • Provide direct tax technical support to the LYB business segments relative to operational activities and structural changes in their organizations
  • With the assistance of subject matter experts from the tax team and/or advisors, act as the project manager and lead the tax-related input to strategic business projects
  • With the assistance of local country tax managers, monitor, identify and pursue meaningful tax incentives in particular in the area of Sustainability


  1. Develop and implement global tax planning and risk mitigation strategies
  • Identify opportunities for legal entity simplification, business synergies and tax optimization and risk mitigation through internal restructuring transactions
  • Lead implementation of cross-border projects in coordination with other internal stakeholders (Treasury Dept, Controlling, General Accounting, Legal, Business leads, Directors of Legal entities…)
  • Lead multi-jurisdiction restructuring projects in support of commercial and operating model changes


  1. Develop and implement tax controversy strategies across common issues in the EAI region
  • In collaboration with local country tax managers, develop tax controversy and litigation approaches on common as well as country-specific issues across the region
  • Identify and implement guidelines and process improvements to increase efficiencies and mitigate risks
  • Support on implementation of corporate governance related projects as part of risk mitigation strategies globally
  • In coordination with Transfer Pricing team, develop and implement global/regional approaches to cross-border transaction or audit driven tax opinions, tax rulings, MAPs, and APAs


  1. Drive the tax policy monitoring and advocacy agenda for the EAI region
  • In collaboration with local country tax managers and the Transfer pricing team, monitor local direct tax, European and international (i.e., OECD/UN) developments and understand the impact for LYB
  • Disseminate the relevant knowledge in a tangible and practical way across the tax team as well as other key stakeholders
  • Lead the development of the tax advocacy agenda, including participation in selected and targeted business groups as representative of LYB.


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 55 sites in 17 countries. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges such as enhancing food safety, protecting the purity of water supplies and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances.

LyondellBasell’s approach to Sustainability focuses on three transformational areas: ending plastic waste in the environment, mitigating climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees and the communities where we operate.

In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to FORTUNE Magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the fifth consecutive year.​



  • 8 + years’ work experience within the Big Four or corporate multinational environment with exposures to International and European Corporate Income Tax and other tax matters across different European countries. Dutch tax expertise is a plus.
  • Master’s degree in Tax / International taxation or equivalent level of education / Qualified as a Tax Lawyer or equivalent in one large European country (NL, UK, Germany, France preferred).
  • Excellent tax technical and analytical skills.
  • Specific and extensive experience in dealing with European and international cross-border issues and various types of legal and business structures (partnerships, joint ventures, branches).
  • Experience with managing people and/or projects with functional or cross functional lines.
  • Fluent in English both verbal and written forms, fluency in another European language.

Personal Skills

  • Flexible and agile mindset: ability to switch from in-country perspective to holistic picture and vice versa
  • Strong project management skills: able to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close the work of a diverse team from different departments.
  • An analytical tax professional with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Risk based approach in developing approach to tax planning scenarios and tax audits, controversy matters.
  • Confident, self-starter with ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Drives results and proactively assumes ownership and accountability when completing various projects.
  • A team-work oriented person with good interpersonal and communication skills.

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Do you want to learn more about this role and position please contact Rogier Ploeger.


Rogier Ploeger

+31 (0)6 18841557

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