Occidental Petroleum Business Analyst in Dallas, Texas

Title: Business Analyst Location: United States-Texas-Dallas Other Locations:

Contribute. Grow. Lead...with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. For every product it makes, OxyChem’s market position is No. 1 or No. 2 in the U.S.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing career development opportunities. We are looking for a Business Analyst at our corporate headquarters located in Dallas, Texas.

Essential Job Duties

  • Provide financial/accounting expertise to OxyChem business teams including effective analysis regarding short and long term performance forecasts and actual performance results

  • Coordinate and review monthly business projections, annual business plans and strategic forecasts; ensure financial projections are consistent with management's objectives and are prepared on sound operating and business information

  • Conduct monthly financial closings including analysis of product pricing, profitability and sales/ operating variances

  • Prepare, evaluate and review the financial aspects of major commercial contract proposals and ensure adherence to financial terms

  • Prepare pricing calculations for major customer contracts, customer profitability analysis and analysis of company logistics costs

  • Identify and recommend improvements to financial controls within the business areas

  • Monitor product inventory levels and coordinate with business teams on achieving optimum levels

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial data and analysis to support business goals and ensure compliance to accounting/financial regulations and objectives

  • Coordinate with accounting and cross-functional departments on financial closings, plans and projects

  • Provide routine and ad-hoc financial support to management and business teams as required for product line profitability, product integration impact, asset optimization and other value-added analysis

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance required

  • 5-10 years of professional financial/accounting experience required

  • Experience in manufacturing environment preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Prioritization, organization and timely decision making skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications required; SAP and TM-1 experience preferred, with strong spreadsheet/financial modeling skills

  • Preferred MBA degree and/or CPA certification

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status