Business Controller Americas, Polymer Specialties

Fulltime, Finance Functions

Chicago, Illinois, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

Nouryon has an exciting opportunity to join our team in Chicago as a Business Controller Americas (Polymer Specialities). In this role, you will drive growth and profitability of Polymer Specialties business in the Americas region and Metal Alkyls (MA) / Complex Metalorganics (CMO) global segments. You will provide finance business partnering to the regional management team and the segments leader through short and long-term financial planning, regular analysis of actual financial performance and evaluation of growth initiatives. You’ll also ensure adequate controls are in place to monitor and manage business and compliance risks, pricing, margins, operational costs, credit and OWC.


Primary Responsibilities:


Finance Business Partner Americas:

  • Support and facilitate IBP process with high-quality decision making based on facts and data
  • Scope and evaluate the added value of business growth initiatives, their regular review, and monitoring in ANT
  • Drive, support, and monitor margin management and complexity reduction initiatives
  • Monitor raw materials and transportation costs, develop analysis based on internal and external data, and generate insights to ensure optimal pricing decisions
  • Evaluate and challenge business cases for growth capex investments, develop ARs
  • Sales to CM forecasts and monetization (3MRF, Annual LV/Budget, long term plans)
  • Actual financial and business reporting (KPIs) - variance analysis
  • Commercial opex control (Sales, Marketing, Logistics FG)
  • Commercial OWC control (FG inventories, Receivables and Overdues)
  • Customer contracts, pricing and credit limits review and control, sales order release, credit notes approval


Finance Business Partner to Global Segment Leader MA/CMO:

  • Support and facilitate IBP process (PMR/DMR)
  • Scope and evaluate global marketing campaigns and improvement initiatives, regular review and monitoring in CRM and ANT
  • Assets strategy review and long-term planning
  • Evaluate and challenge business cases for growth capex investments, develop ARs
  • Sales to CM forecasts and monetization (Annual LV/Budget, long term plans)
  • Volume/Revenues/CM variance analysis of actual performance and forecasts
  • Full P&L segment reporting on a quarterly basis
  • Contribution to segment strategy design, implement and review
  • Regular product portfolio review


Controlling activities:

  • Support Business and Finance functional projects
  • Cost budget reporting
  • Selective balances sheet accounts reviews - rebates, doubtful debts, LOCOM provisions, shipped not invoiced, etc.
  • Transfer prices, transfer pricing segmentation
  • Additive costs and outline agreement maintenance in SAP
  • SAP authorization approver, BW/SAP key user



Education & Experience:

  • Masters in Finance/Economics or similar
  • 5+ years’ experience in Finance/Controlling roles
  • Project management experience



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Solutions-oriented, with influencing skills and the ability to work across functions and different levels in the organization
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and manage complex tasks
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SAP/SAP BW and advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Anaplan
  • Excellent communication skills; fluency in English

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