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Global Business Finance Controller


About the job:


Nouryon’s Radnor, PA location is looking for top candidates to fill the key role of Global Business Finance Controller. This position is essential to:


As a Global Business Finance Controller you will contribute to the creation and execution of product line strategy and achievement of financial objectives for 3 product lines: Chelates, Solution Biopolymers and Emulsion Polymers.  You will drive delivery of the strategic goals by creating (forward- looking) performance insights and management information. You will supporting our commercial and innovation growth [EW(1] agenda aimed at short & long-term growth of our product lines which have a strong focus on our strategic end markets: Agro, Home & Personal Care, Paints & Coatings and Natural Resources. In this role you act as an objective trusted and challenging partner to peers and seniors in decision making with regards to investment decisions, price setting and profitability analysis.  You will be a financial business partner for the Product Director, Product Managers, and Marketing Director. Maintaining focus, working independently and getting things done is essential within this role.



In your future role as a Business Finance Controller, you will:



Business Proposal and Project Support:


  • Perform cost benefit analysis related to business projects and/or programs.
  • Manage the development of business proposals from finance perspective, incl. scenario planning.
  • Support capex proposals and related financial calculations and investment decisions. You also develop asset benchmarking analyses.
  • Support or lead product line related projects.


Planning & Control:

  • Participate in the development of various budgets (product line P&L, capex, OWC, cashflow). 
  • Collect budget data, complete budget status reports and analyze budget patterns.
  • Identify budget issues, provide alternative solutions and help in the resolution of problems.
  • Flag control gaps and develop and optimize processes where fit.


Financial Analysis:

  • Extract financial data from various accounting and information systems and perform financial analyses of business figures maximizing the use of standard management reports, both P&L and balance sheet data.
  • Interpret financial data to determine past performance and/or to project the financial profitability.



  • Calculate, classify, and summarize financial ‘transactions / events’ in accordance with valid accounting principles.



We Believe You Bring:

To be successful in this position you have a good understanding of commercial, supply chain and manufacturing related business processes like Forecast-to-Plan, Order-to-cash and Record-to-Report. You have experience with large capex investment business cases. You have excellent understanding of the different profitability ratios and working capital related  KPI’s, preferably in chemical industry. Furthermore, you have a lot of ambition to drive change and to add value.

  • Bachelor and/or MSc in the field of Economics, Business Administration or Finance.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years’ work experience in difference finance roles.
  • Experience with finance systems like SAP, BW, SQL and Hyperion, as well as (supply chain) planning systems.
  • Applied knowledge of visualization, techniques for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message.
  • Competences such as critical thinking, prioritizing, and organizing work.
  • Self-starter and take initiatives for improvements.
  • Excellent English communication skills and ability to communicate with various levels and functions within the organization.


Good to know:

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to the Finance Director, Home & Personal Care, Control Performance Formulations, based in Radnor, PA.


Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit: nouryon.com/careers/how-we-hire/  


We look forward to receiving your application! 


We kindly ask our internal candidates to apply with your Nouryon email via Success Factors.  

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